Showing posts from November, 2016

Thankfulness 2016

The kitchen is clean, leftovers put away, kids are in bed asleep and my feet are up. Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. And another anniversary too. In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving, my husband and I celebrate four years of marriage on this day. Unfortunately, my sweet, hard-working husband had to leave right after our meal to go work for our family. He works so hard to support us and I'm so thankful for that. 

We had a very low-key, family Thanksgiving this year. Even so, I have to blog about it because for some reason, neither of us can recall our Thanksgiving from last year. (We are thinking Adam must have had to work and maybe we skipped it last year, but you'd think I'd remember spending it alone with kids.) Either way, these Thanksgivings with our kids are fleeting so I want to be able to keep these memories in my mind forever.  

When I was pregnant, Adam and I spent our first Thanksgiving alone. We kind of procrastinated and ended up buying a turkey the ni…

Essential Oils: Tiny Little Bottles, HUGE Changes in my Family's Lives

So this is the post that I promised over a month ago. Remember when I told you something big was happening in our family? Well, I'm finally sitting down to tell you about it and I'm really hoping that I don't go overboard because to me, this is SUPER exciting. It's no secret that I love modern medicine. I am eternally grateful to all of the doctors and medical professionals who played such an important role in getting my babies here and their thriving in spite of being 28 weekers. Modern medicine does amazing things. I'm thankful for it and for the many men and women who've dedicated their lives to helping save and support the lives of others. That said, I've always leaned in a natural direction when it came to products I use and now my family uses. 
Two years ago, a friend and fellow quad mommy introduced me to essential oils. She shared with me the many benefits of oils and told me all of the wonderful changes she was seeing in her family. "Wow! That&…

Happy Halloween 2016 - The Year of the Cards

Confession:sometimes, I draft blog posts from my phone. I'm sure many can relate. Sometimes, it's just easier since my phone is already in my hand, my pictures are there and can easily be uploaded and I don't have to go drag out my laptop. My kids already know my phone is off limits to them (except at doctor's visits and other long waits when they're allowed to watch YouTube videos) but my computer comes out so rarely around them, all they want to do is watch videos.

Well, bad news! The Blogger app has not been updated. After several days of trying to make a Halloween blog post, I gave in and woke up extra early to bang this out before the monsters awake.

We are so fortunate to live in a community that places value on children and goes above and beyond to offer fun activities for them. This was really our first year being able to be out and about around Halloween and boy did we take advantage of it. I think in total we hit five different events on four different nigh…