A Perfect Day for Kite Flying

The wind was so strong, it was blowing flowers off and our porch was covered in rose petals everywhere. I knew it would be a perfect day for kite flying, the kids had only been begging us since we bought them last week, it just hadn’t been windy enough to do it… until now. She […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Thirteen} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Spring Fever

I love that feeling of invincibility when your child comes up to you with a problem you are able to solve in a matter of seconds. “Mooom! Can you fix my water gun! It’s bwote (broke)!” And with the flick of your hand, the plastic stopper is back in, and you’re a super hero in […]

San Antonio Laser Tag Family Fun!

What do you get when you pair together Spring Break + kids + the park + a few friends + great weather + portable laser tag weapons? A freaking good time, that’s what! My family and I had the extreme pleasure of joining a few of our San Antonio friends for a lovely day in […]

Making a Military House a Home with Plants

Here’s what I’ve been spending my past few days on. We’re just about finished with the front (after we fertilize the lawn we’ll be done, that is). Here’s the tour: This is next to our front door. My children’s handpainted pots with their hand-selected plants. The purple wave petunias in the hanging plant remind me […]

Silly Observations

Observation 1 – April showers bring more rain. Seriously. Flowers, sure, but wowza has it been a rainy rainy April. They claim we’re still in a water shortage. I’m unclear how that’s possible. It hasn’t rained in a day or two and my backyard is SOGGY. Ick. Observation 2 – My 1 year old likes […]


So sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted last (thank you Jane for dropping a sweet note). With Spring being here (or almost here), I’ve spent a good portion of my days outdoors enjoying the warmth and walking. Unfortunately, though, it has its drawbacks, in the way of allergies. This has been my worst […]

Out of the Mouth of Babes, Part 5

Pointing to the trees, now forming buds, I show my children on the way to school that spring is indeed here. I also pointed out a lovely purple flowered tree. My 3 year old: “Oooh, wook (look) it! That pretty, big, medium one! I wove (love) to collect the trees and the weaves (leaves). It’s […]