Kelli at There is no place like home and Steph at Adventures in Babywearing both inspired me to do my own year in review post. They both posted the first sentence of their first blog post of each month, but I’m changing the “rules” for my blog and doing things a little differently. Instead of taking the first sentence from the first post of each month, I’m selecting the first sentence (or few sentences) from one of my favorite posts from each month and including a link to that post as well in case something piques your interest. (Yes, it took a lot more timeRead More →

This shot is from our recent roadtrip to Kansas and was taken with our new point and shoot camera (that Jody picked out) – the Canon Powershot A720. The kids did really well with all of the driving, but I’m definitely glad that we decided to break up the trip into smaller chunks (about 4 1/2 to 5 hours each day). The times that they both slept were particularly nice for Jody and I to catch up and talk without interruptions. Ahhh. That was nice. :) The first person to correctly identify the band who the sang the song used in this post title wins!Read More →

On the last day of our trip to Kansas, while we were waiting out the winter storm in our hotel room, we finally switched on the TV (the first time the whole trip) to entertain ourselves. What channel of the hundred or so available to us did we end up on? The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Network. Being that we only have basic cable (translation: about 5 channels worth watching) at our house, the DIY Network was new to us. Jody and I sat there a bit mesmerized as show after show came on about how to organize your garage, how to get your house ready toRead More →

Just a quick post to say that we arrived home safe and sound this afternoon. The roads had been cleared and the drive was pretty uneventful, which is how we like it. We had a good time on our trip, but damn, it’s good to be home. (Isn’t it always?) I came down with some wicked cold yesterday (fever, runny nose, aches, chills) and am looking and feeling downright miserable. After over-doing it this evening trying to get the house in order, piles of dirty clothes washed, etc., I just finished drinking my Cold Snap and am off to join the kiddies in bed inRead More →

It turned out that I did not have the opportunity to do any blogging on our trip. Last night was my first real chance, but a shitty (and I mean SHITTY) WiFi connection at the Days Inn in Hays, KS, and an insomniac child (Ava) prevented that. We’re on the last leg of our way home today and supposed to run into a winter storm warning for pretty much the entire way. Please keep us in your thoughts that this last day of traveling goes as well as the rest of our trip has. Other than some overtiredness, the kids have done amazingly well withRead More →

We’ve arrived at our destination in southern Kansas and are here for the next couple days to spend the holiday with Jody’s side of the family. Since I finally got my cards in the mail on Friday, I figured it was now safe to post the finished product here. The picture wasn’t exactly what I was going for (I don’t think it ever is when more than one child is involved), but I still liked it. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!! :)