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Are you like me who ruins every craft she starts? I may make a few crafts but it’s usually the 3rd or 4th time when I perfect them. If there is a wrong turn, a fold, regular glue instead of hot… those are the mistakes I will always make right off the bat. I am […]


Growing Pains in Soccer

by Kristi on March 10, 2014 · 0 comments

S is in a lot of activities. She likes to be busy. She goes to Taekwondo, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, and soccer during the season. She adores soccer. LOVES it. She wants to play soccer in the Olympics. Is she amazing at it? My answer is that she is eight years old. She is passionate about […]


Youthful Innocence

by Kristi on March 6, 2014 · 0 comments

I was lucky enough to attend my daughters field trip yesterday to see the play Charlotte’s Web. Usually I avoid field trips because a) screaming kids; b) herding kids; and c) losing kids but my teacher for G coerced me into one earlier in the year and S begged and begged that I would go […]


A Day of Taekwondo

by Kristi on March 1, 2014 · 0 comments

My kids work really hard at Taekwondo and it shows. My baby has been doing it for almost two years now? He has his brown belt and a record number of stripes this testing period (31!). He will be achieving his senior brown belt today. Here he is watching his sister get ready to test […]


Cute Elementary School Backpacks

by Kristi on August 6, 2013 · 0 comments

A few years ago I wrote about looking for cute preschool backpacks. For some reason that posts gets me the most hits on this site and actually makes me a few bucks a month between July and September when all the parents are shopping. I know. I can probably buy a new book with my […]



by Kristi on July 24, 2013 · 1 comment

This picture right here?   First off, this was taken by the incomparable DrewB a month or so back for our family pictures. Which are super awesome. I was going through them today and this photo just speaks to me. This expression on her face? She is thinking quite deeply. I think Drew is asking her […]

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Overscheduling the Kids

by Kristi on March 8, 2013 · 0 comments

YES! This is how I feel too. Such a good writeup. S loves to do EVERYTHING. She wants to do everything all the time however lately she has been acknowledging that she can only do certain things. We are at: Voice lessons on Monday, Taekwondo for G Art class on Tuesday,  Taekwondo for G Gymnastics for both on […]


Sam – Through Seven Years

by Kristi on December 11, 2012 · 4 comments

My sweet little girl is seven. I think I love her optimism and general enthusiasm for life most. She is always looking for ‘what’s next’ in life but at the same time she still appreciates what’s happening in the present. I cleaned my iPhone photos off and stored them in my hard drive tonight and […]


Happy 7th Birthday, Sammie!

by Kristi on December 9, 2012 · 0 comments

The first best part of today was this   Which continued on throughout the day. I was so busy running from store to store to finish shopping for my Oregon family (got to get to the MAIL, EEK), grab a few things because we were hosting a birthday dinner for Sam and my father-in-law, cook […]


Santa, Baby

by Kristi on November 27, 2012 · 0 comments

I’m so happy they still believe. GG wants Lego Star Wars. Sam wants an Art Coloring case, Lego Friends Summer Camp, and a spa pedicure. All of which is covered by upcoming birthday’s and Christmas. Woot!


Back Pain

by Kristi on November 23, 2012 · 0 comments

Whoops, I’m still racing around trying to get a post a day not doing to hot here! Sam had some of the weirdest ailments. Her latest one is her back hurting. This happened with her neck too. She must have tweaked it and she just moans and moans about it, I feel so bad for […]


Sam Lost Her First Tooth

by Kristi on November 1, 2012 · 0 comments

It finally happened! She is almost 7 and she lost her first tooth. She bit into an apple and it got loose and fell out at night. It was perfect because we were camping with Girl Scouts and it was just very exciting for her. Luckily I found it in her sleeping bag/blanket the next […]


Wordless Wednesday

by Kristi on September 26, 2012 · 2 comments


Swim & Soccer Craziness

by Kristi on September 15, 2012 · 1 comment

Man, it’s taken a long time for GG to figure out swimming. We’ve been getting lessons from Sarah the last 6 weeks and something clicked. So we continued it for another month… I’m so glad we did! He put on googles, he jumped in… and in two week’s he is taking his survival test! We […]

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Raising the Right Kind of Girl

by Kristi on April 2, 2012 · 0 comments

“Who is our President again?” “Remember? You know who it is.” “Oh yea. Obama.” “Yep.” “He’s a boy.” “He is a boy. But the President could be a girl too.” “No! It’s a boy. It has to be a boy.” “No, honey, the President can be a woman. Hillary Clinton was almost going to run […]