The Cutest Little Gamer

“Ervin, if you do that, you’ll regenerate. That means come back.”

Essie is such a gamer, like her brothers. She comes by it naturally, although I’m more like Ivy and will only play if I’m in the exact right mood (I loved to play the fighting games with my guy friends because I was an awesome button masher and they hated it).

She’s good, though, and she’ll play Minecraft or the Xbox for a long time if we let her. And she loves to play games on her tablet.


Bubble, Popped.

For someone that highly values her personal space, I’m not often without someone in it. This is my lap, always. It’s not terrible. And that’s a wrap on NaBloPoMoSorta, folks. Thanks for bearing with me.

Dental Hysteria

I cringe when I see wiggly teeth in a mouth, but when it comes right down to it, I can pull them out with the best of them. EB has had “shark teeth” for several weeks, and the baby teeth in front had gotten progressively looser. Last night, we just decided one had to comeContinue Reading

The Beginning of the End

Four years ago, my whole family (parents, siblings, nieces and nephews) took two giant passenger vans down to San Antonio for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a long trip (we got stuck in Austin traffic for a really long time), but we did a lot of fun stuff and all of the cousins had aContinue Reading

This Week’s Headlines: Thanksgiving Edition

Mom of Four Makes Thanksgiving Dinner for Eight Eaters unimpressed, runs out of turkey, considers meal a failure. Rain Steady Thanksgiving Day and Night Outdoor Christmas light display put on hold. Family of Six Venture Out For First Thanksgiving Since Celiac Diagnosis, on Black Friday Mom of four not likely to repeat “venturing out” forContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Muted

This is how we usually spend Thanksgiving….I cook the meal, some of it gets eaten, then we decorate for Christmas. This year, it rained all day so the outdoor décor didn’t get done. We’ll see if it ever gets done at this point. You should be glad there’s no sound (ahem….muted) on these pictures becauseContinue Reading

Why I’m Thankful for Thirty-One #Giveaway

So, Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I listed some things I’m thankful for yesterday. Today, I’m combining two more things that I’m super thankful for with a GIVEAWAY. Thing 1: My Thirty-One business. I’ve been at it for almost four months now, and I’ve had a lot of really fun Facebook parties, earned some extra moneyContinue Reading

So Very Thankful for…..

1. Name a color you are thankful for. I’m thankful for blue skies, blue eyes. I’m thankful for brown hair, brown dirt. White wine, white clouds. Yellow cheese, yellow sunshine. 2. Something your spouse does that you are thankful for. This is a very specific example, and thankfully does not happen regularly, but last nightContinue Reading


It’s November 23. I’ve published 22 blog posts this month and I didn’t so much feel like doing one today. So here’s a (very short) video! Mwah. Happy Monday, y’all.

Random Thoughts on a Sunday

~~~Is it summer yet? Because I’m already sick of all the cold weather laundry and it’s barely even begun to be cold. ~~~These pictures of baby Essie with a Mohawk make me say things like “wook at the boodee widdle boonieboodieawwwwww” ~~~And then looking at 6 year old Essie right after makes me realize thatContinue Reading