28 November, 2011

I'm posting this picture because these rolls were a HUGE hit at our house today, and we still have the other half of the dough in the fridge for another day! The blog that posted this recipe has a lot of recipes, some of which we have tried and really enjoyed. Not GFCF, but whole foods types of things for people who want to cook good, real food for their famalies but do not have all day every day to do it. Enjoy!

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27 November, 2011

Interesting read about gender stereotyping.


25 November, 2011

Noah turned 7 the other day. That's all I really have to say.
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23 November, 2011

Boy, you sure have your Hands Full

I hear this often, and it used to bother me. Offend me. A lot. Now I usually just smile and say, Yes, sure do, full of blessings! ( Think forced smile here.) Today was a day where I wanted to say back, "Yes, I DO! So how 'bout you stop staring at us and do something helpful, like smile! Or offer to babysit!" (Kidding, of course. I don't usually let strangers babysit my kids. :) Usually.)

Maybe if people were more supportive of larger families, or families in general, and boys, and stopped treating us and children like there is something wrong with us/them we wouldn't seem like our hands are SO full, negative. We would seem like our hands are so full, positive.

Enough rant for tonight. Oh wait, one more thing, we've really got our priorities out of whack. Since when did it become so comfortable for us as a society to feed off other people's challenge? To allow it to make us feel better about ourselves? I think it started with the Jerry Springer show. Okay, I digress. And I'm done.

18 November, 2011


Noah is loving this these days. Hi, my name is Mar-shell...

08 November, 2011

This is one of the most touching things I have read in a very long time.

Lord, I pray today that you will help me remember to forgive and love myself just as you and my precious children do every day.


06 November, 2011

William, still so sick tonight with this awful cold/cough, as we're climbing into bed---

"I nee to get some sweep."

04 November, 2011

Lovin' this boy

I remember after finding out we were expecting our second child I worried about how I could ever love another child as much as I loved Noah. And of course it's true, what they say about love just growing. Same story with this little guy. Our third boy. Love as if he were our first, then second. And some days, with all my boys, it nearly blows me over. William is so mushy and meaty and totally cute these days I am certain that if it were considered at all appropriate I would take a bite out of him. Like when he decides he wants to wear my hat, or eats a pear, or asks if I can help him get some ice cream "Wike a team, Mom. We do it wike a team." Lord have mercy.
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02 November, 2011

Halloween 2011

This year we had a Vampire Ninja, Captain America, and a Dinosaur for Halloween. William wore the costume that Noah wore yesterday, I mean a few years ago. Ka-raaay-zee.
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