We were up and and ‘em bright and early on Saturday morning for the drive to Florida.  I’m always pleasantly surprised by my kids on long car trips.  I mean, they really do have it made with the dvd player, iphones/itouch, dsi, etc.  We also stop every few hours to stretch, pee, eat, and play.  That means it takes us a little longer overall, but happy kids=happy traveling. We stopped for lunch at the Louisiana/Mississippi border (sidenote: it has become… Read more »

I know that there are about a million things I’ve missed blogging about in the last month.  Things like the staples Logan had to get in his head after a trampoline accident followed by strep throat and a cold making it’s way through our family.  Soccer and baseball season have started, and we got a new car kind of on a whim even though we’ve talked about it off and on for awhile.  Maybe I’ll come back and blog about… Read more »

One of our favorite things about going to visit our families in Arlington is the guaranteed fun cousin time. We are all just so crazy about this little guy.  I am so thankful that God put it on Matt and Cindi’s heart to travel halfway around the world and bring him home! Camryn and Abby.  Oh, she loves Abby.  I think the feeling is pretty much mutual.

I don’t know if this ever happens in your house, but sometimes Christmas traditions are really built up in my head as a wonderful, magical thing and in reality, it’s just not so fabulous.  For us, decorating the Christmas tree is one of those things.  In my mind, we happily decorate the tree while listening to Christmas music with a fire warmly crackling in the background.  After decorating the tree, we all cuddle and drink hot chocolate, soaking in the… Read more »

For the 4th year in a row, we headed out to the farm to cut down our Christmas tree. This is one of my very favorite traditions that we started back in 2008. Some things were more fun this year (like the fact that our kids are older and remember and love this tradition as much as I do), and some things were not quite as fun (like a cold front blowing in and us being completely under dressed.) Ah,… Read more »