Unexpected Van Repairs

Are these not the two most smiling folks you have ever seen after having dealt with a car issue? We couldn’t help but smile. Our van roof has a rusty spot that has been leaking. We decided to sprinkle some carpet fresh into the carpet so that it might help with the musty odor of the van. I actually joked…

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Teddy Bear Breakfast and Shirley Temples

How many times do we have plans and ideas and thoughts on things we want to do with our children? I wish I could say I was better about following though. The truth is I have lots and lots of ideas and very little time, as most days are full of what must be done to make our family go.…

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February 11, 2015

Tracy / February 11, 2015

We’ve had the flu. I’ve come to appreciate (is that the way I really want to word what I’m thinking?), germs. When you have a larger than average family, by the time illness circulates through everyone, it’s likely to have mutated and could go all the way through again. Isn’t that fun? I think most my friends realize we are…

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Life in 2014

Tracy / September 10, 2014

We’ve graduated. Two months ago we had four children, four and under. Now, we have four children five and under- it’s a big step in a world that threatens to be dominated by little people. 🙂 After falling out of his crib trying to escape, we packed up our second crib. Now we only have one. Jackson is officially sleeping…

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Last Weekend

Tracy / November 1, 2012

Mama came for a visit. She always has something exciting planned for the kiddos. This week, she had found a Barbie futon at her local thrift store. She worked with the little girls to make a custom cover. She had Emma cut out the pattern and tie little bows. She was so patient as they worked along her side. I…

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Home Sweet Home

Tracy / October 26, 2012

A few fall pictures from our yard…. onions spinach seedlings pure bliss 🙂 I love fall. This is the season for pumpkins, hay rides, and potluck supper. It’s the time of year when Paul and I first began a romance that has now spanned decades It’s fall when I welcomed some of my sweet little ones. It’s the smell. The…

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Cocoa and Candy Land

Tracy / October 24, 2012

Also known as family game night…. (these pictures were taken this last Friday night) I do know, I’ll hardly volunteer to sit between Jess and Jacob during my next game of UNO. They show no mercy!

A Typical Day in a Not So Typical Home

Tracy / October 22, 2012

It’s Monday. I’ve thought all weekend about what my week should hold– the projects I would like to see done, letters that need to be written, life to be lived. 🙂 I do have a few things on my list, but, it’s nice for once to not have a schedule over-flowing with activities. It’s nice to have a moment to…

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Sunday Morning

Tracy / October 11, 2012

Paul has always said, “the person who wrote “Easy Like Sunday Morning”, did not have children to dress for church!”. A week ago Sunday, we were having one of THOSE days. You know the one where you start with the best of intentions and everything seems to go backwards from the moment your eyes open. To be honest, Saturday night,…

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Jessa in a Box

Tracy / October 10, 2012

Why, yes, that IS my almost 15 year old in a box. She said she just wanted to see if she would actually fit. Imagine that.

Jon, Emma, and the Culture of Littles

Tracy / October 2, 2012

Jonathan got sick at church last Sunday. I mean, REALLY sick. I think it was a combination of he just got too hot, he had just consumed a large amount of water, and he was running around with all the other kiddos having fun. As it would happen, this event occurred at just the spot where everyone gathers for fellowship…

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