Bucket List

Bucket List

Today my 90-year-old grandpa heads to the hospital for a heart procedure. He truly is an amazing man who raised seven kids, farmed in Nebraska, and has numerous grandkids and great-grandkids. My grandma and him have traveled the globe primarily after he retired. He’s easy…

Weekend Recap 41 Pumpkin Patch Take 2

Weekend Recap 41 Pumpkin Patch Take 2

Weekend Recap #41 Pumpkin Patch Take 2  The older three kids had an extra long weekend, due to teacher meetings on Thursday and Friday, and Columbus Day on Monday. Thursday we spent in town with a trip to the library, haircuts and pictures in the…

Family Pictures

Family Pictures

As much as I love having family pictures for Christmas Cards and to display in the house, they are SUPER stressful to me because of my perfectionist nature. I try to remind myself that however the pictures turn out is a great way to document…

Birthday Celebrations

Birthday Celebrations

Around here we’re in birthday season. The four kids have birthdays in August, September, October and November. Thankfully each kid has their own month! We try to make it special for each one, and as time has progressed it seems we’re developing some favorite traditions.…

Weekend Recap #40 Pumpkinfest

Weekend Recap #40 Pumpkinfest

Pumpkinfest 2019Over the weekend, we traveled to Anamosa, Iowa to check out Pumpkinfest 2019. After school on Friday, I picked up the older boys while B finished packing the car and by 4 pm we were on the road. Weather was totally great and the…

My Office Space

My Office Space

Welcome to my office space! So we just got a new kitchen table because our family is growing and the table we had was too small. It’s a rustic, mango wood table with a bench on one side and chairs on the opposite side. Every…

It’s Breakfast Time

It’s Breakfast Time

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. Anyone else a fan of The Sound of Music? Today instead of starting with Do Re Mi or ABC. Let’s start at the beginning of our day and focus on breakfast. One important…

Too Much Halloween Candy? Try a Visit from the Switch Witch

Too Much Halloween Candy? Try a Visit from the Switch Witch

The Switch Witch first came to our house a few years ago when our oldest child began trick or treating and started accumulating excess candy. By the time he was three years old, he figured out what delightful treasures were available with a knock at…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

In the mood for something with pumpkin that’s a little bit sweet? Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip has just the right amount of pumpkin, spice and everything nice. When I was growing up, eating cookie dough was the best treat. I remember numerous Friday…

Freezing Bananas

Freezing Bananas

Have bananas that are getting too ripe? Freeze them for later use! Step 1) Peel the banana Step 2) Place in gallon size freezer bag Step 3) Place in freezer Step 4) Pull out of freezer when ready to use   Not sure when to…