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The Carnival Cruise of School Endings

When I went to school we had school until the last day of school. Then on the last day of school, if we didn’t have our name on the board with 3 checks after it, we would get to watch a movie and drink Shasta. That was the best! Our kids probably could have been done with school two weeks ... Read More »

Are You Smarter than a 5-year-old

I was looking out the window of the van and noticed the clouds were unusually big and fluffy. “Girls, look at the big white fluffy clouds!” Very matter-of-factly Callie answers “Cumulus mom, cumulus clouds.” “Oh, right, cumulus.” -Cindy Read More »

I’ll Be Right Back

When we decided to have six kids I’m not so sure we thought everything through (that would be an understatement). I just finished the June calendar and there are several nights where we have to be in four different places at the same time. Even with our wonderful carpooling arrangements we may have to hire someone to drive and watch ... Read More »

Back from Family Camp

This was our 12th Memorial Weekend at Family Camp! Every year we go to Camp Lebanon with my side of the family; my folks, my older brother, his wife and their two little girls (my younger brother gets to opt-out.) 12 years we have been going. That is pretty amazing. Here is a photo of us from one of the ... Read More »

Sisterly Love

                Sometimes, every once in a while, there are moments like this. -Cindy Read More »

Lego Tourists Visit Nepal

    Not sure if that’s what they were playing but this is truly the scene I came upon the other day.-Cindy   Read More »

Soccer Tournament Comment Card…Please add Hotwings and Wine Coolers

We had two soccer tournaments this weekend. We’ve been to lots of soccer tournaments over the years, so while we waited for the half-hour delay one of the games I started to brainstorm what would make these events more exciting…for the parents. Sure they bring in jumpy castles and souvenirs for the kids but looking at all those parents, especially ... Read More »

A Touching Moment with Callie

We got home right at bedtime last night so I tried to usher the girls through the elaborate bedtime routine quickly: read stories(skipped that), brush teeth, refill their water bottles for next to their bed, ask them each what song they want me to sing (it’s always the same song but if I don’t ask they get mad), give hugs, kisses and ... Read More »

A Couple that Sprays Together…Stays Together

Date night last night. After all the kids were in bed Jerad and I took out a bottle of…weed killer. Filled up our sprayers and got to work on the lawn. Dueling sprayers committed together to the task of ridding our lawn of all things “not grass”. Very romantic, highly recommended. In a few weeks when the fruit of our labor ... Read More »

No Puking on Mother’s Day!

This post may be a bit tactless, so if you are used to my normally eloquent musings about motherhood then stop reading here (wait…who’m I kidding, if you’re a mom this is your world, you understand.) Last night, just before midnight, on the one day out of the year that Mom’s are supposed to get a break, I hear the ... Read More »