It's December.  The most WONDERFUL month of the year!  I've already buckled my seatbelt and located all of the tissues, and it's a good thing, because I am turning into a bigger sap every day. This is the first year that both of my kids will be old enough to really enjoy all that is Christmas.  Obviously Middle (2 years, 4 months old) isn't entirely aware of the reason for the season, nor does he understand Santa and what that means for him, but he's still old enough to have fun.  I have no doubt that he will relish every moment of opening gifts on Christmas morning and riding around looking at Christmas lights. And Poppyseed, oh Poppyseed!  This is just magical for her.  I have already loved seeing Christmas through her 4.5 year old eyes. This year I knew that I really … Continue reading...

Dear Teachers….

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Dear Teachers, It's the day before my littles begin preschool.  Today was one of our best days of the summer, and I am so acutely aware that tomorrow they'll be off to meet you! Ugh, I'm dreading it. OMG, I'm so excited. My kitchen is organized, breakfast is planned, and a newly printed "chore chart" is laminated and taped to the fridge.  Their newly issued school bags are out on the counter, filled with things like "an extra change of clothes, just in case" and a "healthy snack." I got both of them to bed by 8pm tonight!  Hooray!  This is especially victorious since we were 30 minutes away from home at 6:50pm.  Horses and grandparents and all. There are so many things I wish I could tell you about my kids.  I wish I could take you all to lunch and tell you … Continue reading...

Middle is 2. TWO.


Dear Middle, Son, I’ve been putting this post off for almost two weeks.  I knew it would make me cry. That’s all the typing it took to start the waterworks.  Lord help your sap of a mother. Make no mistake, you are my baby, and I spoil you so.  I can’t help it.  You’re my […]

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It’s Summmmmmmerrrr…..


It has been TOO LONG. This summer has been sweet, oh so sweet. In June we took the kids on a road trip to Quantico, Virginia, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to see some friends and family.  We were on the road for about ten days, just me, the hubs, and the kiddos. I’ll be […]

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Poppyseed is FOUR…and other things.


Last month, my first born child turned four.  FOUR.  4. Did you know – 4 is not a baby?  4 is not a toddler.  A four year old is a full blown kid. This. Is. Too. Much. She has opinions.  About EVERYTHING. She argues like a 12 year old.  Half of the time, she actually […]

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Middle Boy is 18 Months Old


Well, actually 18.5.  I’ll begin this post by stating the obvious… I don’t post or blog nearly enough.  But tonight I just HAD to, because we are in such as sweet spot.  This blog is going to be primarily about Baby Middle, who we now refer to as Middle Boy, but I have to mention […]

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a Merry Little Christmas, Indeed.


Ahhhhhh.  Christmas. This year has been so great.  And gone by so fast!  How is it already Christmas Eve, I ask you!? This is my view.  I wrapped one gazillion Santa presents (he ran out of time and asked for my help), baked Jesus’ birthday cupcakes, cleaned out our upstairs AND downstairs toy stash, and […]

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Lola & Oatmeal Do Thanksgiving


This week has been very fun!  Since local schools got out for the entire week of Thanksgiving, I called my sister-in-law Bree to see if I could “borrow” one of her girls.  I took Bella, Poppyseed and Middle to the zoo on Tuesday.  For the record it is SO much easier to take a 1 […]

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Fall in a Nutshell


It’s always slightly intimidating to return to my blog after a few months away.  I am just going to jump in with an overall family update and our family pictures. This time of year is just the BEST down here in Texas.  I’m cuddled up in my fluffy Pottery Barn rope (the one that Oatmeal […]

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Middle Baby is 1 Year Old


My little boy recently turned 1.  I mean, I cannot even believe we made it this far. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again.  Middle was a tough baby.  On one hand I feel a bit guilty admitting that because all in all he was and is a healthy kid, and that’s all […]

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