Live in the Moment

Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less”(Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11).

Saturday, January 24, 2015

cake mix cookies


Cake Mix Cookie

one cake mix

1/3 cup oil

2 eggs

Mix together in a bowl. Bake at 375 degrees until done. Yum!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Somebody got glasses!!!

He is adorable….that is all! ;)



All Region Band

Zach was gone all weekend to practice for the All Region Band concert.
They all did fabulous. I was so proud of him & the other guys from PR.


Zach is in the last row.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

He’s ready!

Cole jumped his last hurdle to get ready for kindergarten….the SHOTS! He did great!
The nurses said he was the bravest kid they’ve seen all year! Way to go, Cole Man!


His name in lights!!!!

Zachary was one of 6 members of the band who made All Region Band!!!
They put a congratulations message on the school sign, so we had to take a picture! ;)


Good job big Zach! #tuba

Monday, January 12, 2015

4H Gift Exchange Party

Tonight we had our annual 4H gift exchange. The kiddos had fun!
The each draw a number. They go in order. You can pick a gift.
Or you can steal another person’s gift up to three times.


After that we ate yummy snacks & made a craft. :)



Cailey had a basketball game tonight.
After I figured out the right gym to go to I got to watch her play. ;)


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

We celebrated by going to a hotel ~ a little staycation!
Some families from church were there, too!
So we had lots of friends, yummy food & a little swimming! :)


We like big bucks!

Look who we spotted on the property today!!!!


Friday, December 26, 2014

a little Christmas hunting….


Clay built a new deer stand for him & the kiddos.
They saw a big buck but no shots off YET! ;)