tbt: Halloween through the ages.

With tomorrow being Halloween I thought it would be fun to go through pictures from the kids’ Halloween past. Fun for me at least. This task proved harder than I expected because ALL of my 2009 October pictures had literally vanished from my computer – no idea why. And in my 2010 October folder I found no pictures of BB’s costume at all. Luckily I … Continue reading tbt: Halloween through the ages.

Old School Blogging, Vol. 2

I’m back with six more “old school blogging” style questions that I borrowed nicely from Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? They dwell mostly in the categories of marriage and family life. Wanna play along? Tell me your answers in the comments below or leave me a link to your blog if you post them there. 1. How did your husband pop the big question? The … Continue reading Old School Blogging, Vol. 2

Kindergarten Looks Like: Paper Craft Extreme

Can we talk about BB’s new craft obsession? Every day she painstakingly cuts out little shapes from bits of paper and then assembles them into pictures, coloring in all the little pieces. This is a self portrait of hers that she gave me recently and it’s just one in an ever growing collection of patchwork pictures. Is this a common hobby? Because MM – who frequently … Continue reading Kindergarten Looks Like: Paper Craft Extreme

Visiting Metropolis: Home of Superman

I owe a major thank you to the friend who said, “Oh if you are driving through Southern Illinois, make sure you stop in Metropolis.” You mean like Superman, Metropolis? Like that’s a real place? She assured me it was quite real and gave me the skinny that I’m going to give you now. Metropolis Illinois is a small town in southern Illinois that loves … Continue reading Visiting Metropolis: Home of Superman

Road Trip Diary: Lost River Cave, Bowling Green KY

Did you think I was done recapping our summer road trip? Believe it or not, there are still more stories to tell! We got busy last month with the start of a new school year and that whole me getting a job thing, but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you guys about one of the coolest places we went this summer: The … Continue reading Road Trip Diary: Lost River Cave, Bowling Green KY

Do you buy school pictures?

MM, Third Grade We got the kids’ school pictures back last week. Every year dh and I have the talk. “School pictures are almost always terrible and too expensive,” one of us will point out, “Why don’t we skip it this year?” The other will kind of agree but point out the nostalgia factor – and how it’s almost enjoyable how terrible some pictures are. … Continue reading Do you buy school pictures?