They’re not creepy.

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It happened twice in one week- which was strange because it had never happened before. We are used to the double takes or long stares as people walk by (Ben usually just waves,) we are used to kids asking “why is that on his neck?” and of course, I know they look different. But still……. Continue Reading

She’s a keeper!


I still remember Ben’s face right before we met the dogs- he was SO excited. When I look back through all that happened when we were matched with our sweet Tallula (the post is HERE) I cant believe its been a year since we officially took Tula’s leash from her Puppy Raisers Dawn and Dan,… Continue Reading

Honey I crashed the car.


This pic says it all, and the roof even popped back up a little when they turned the car over! So we were going to a wedding reception. I had made the wedding cake but since I dont deliver, it was already there in one piece. Jonathan was at a camp out with Jack, and… Continue Reading


I thought this photo of Ben and Ty cheering at Jacks Flag Football game last Friday was appropriate. Today I had a little unexpected “hallelulah!” moment. Seriously I felt so grateful and it was for such a silly thing. Boys come with the distinct advantage of being able to pee anyplace without it being too… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Ben!


Ben you are the best. I cant talk about you without melting just a little bit. You are one of the most loving people I know, it’s unconditional and immediate. One of my favorite things in the world is how you randomly say “I love you mom” through out the day because I love you… Continue Reading


I dont know what to title this. The sound that a balloon makes as you let the air out of it is what I was going for. It was a good day, church was good, we finished up our Christmas decorations (except the tree which we will get Friday.) But tonight I am sad. Not… Continue Reading

It was supposed to just be a Cake blog…..

In 2006 I was pregnant with my 4th child BEN, and I can honestly say that I was thinking (naively) “I got this.” I am 5th of 12 children and I loved growing up in a large family, so 3 little kids was busy but not crazy, it was all I had ever wanted to… Continue Reading

Sappy Dog Post

Well we have had Tula home for over 2 months now. The first couple days we had her home I was feeling almost guilty- like we had this dog who could do so many things that Ben didn’t need (open the door, turn on the lights, pick up a wallet :)) but it wasn’t long… Continue Reading

Boo Hoo

I started with Boo Hoo because look at those faces? It’s hard to want to write about the stuff that is hard. Boo Hoo Poor Me. I don’t like to be a whiner. And I know I am sometimes. I have so much to be grateful for that I get really annoyed at myself for… Continue Reading

Super Hero Party

I used to go all out on birthday parties but it has been a few years since I have had the time or inclination. But Ben was turning 7 and really wanted a super hero party so I put together these games with a trip to the dollar store and an old tarp. I am… Continue Reading