Through the Lens Thursday: Seasoned

I know next to nothing about parenting tweens or teens. I’m not ready for my kids to grow up to be adults. BUT, I do feel like a seasoned mother in general.

You know, like a stone pan that cooks a great loaf of bread but will still burn a pizza if you leave it in too long? Or something.

I’m seasoned enough to take the four kids to a dentist appointment together right after swimming lessons without freaking out anymore. And then to the grocery store for prescriptions and goggles afterwards. But I still get pushy when the transition from swimsuits to dentist tees takes too long and we run the risk of being late.

Because I’m also seasoned enough to know that rescheduling an appointment for four kids at the same time is nearly impossible. And they don’t appreciate your attempts to do so.

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But we’ll just keep on, keeping on. Because that’s what seasoned mothers do, right?

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Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison and I are doing this year (again!).

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Next week’s prompt is FRUIT.

#KC Starlight Broadway Series: Annie

Everyone’s favorite redheaded orphan is on her way to Starlight Theatre, and she’s bringing her orphan friends, rescued pup Sandy and LOTS of fun family entertainment with her! The national touring production of ANNIE is in town for only three nights as it plays a special Broadway weekend engagement at Starlight from Friday, June 19Continue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Tie

  Swimming lessons have begun. Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison and I are doing this year (again!). Don’t forget to join our Flickr group or share your own posts if you’d like to follow along and work on your own photography! And use the hashtag #throughthelensthursday to connect withContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Serene and Car

I totally missed last week. Not only we were deep in the trenches of bible school every day, but I’m still kind of getting used to being on summer break again (yes, even after two weeks). There is absolutely nothing serene about four kids being home every day, but even more so, when apparently locustsContinue Reading

#KC Starlight Broadway Series: Camelot

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We Had A Day Out With Thomas #Giveaway!

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Through the Lens Thursday: Pattern

I thought about taking a picture of something patterned this week, but then I thought…no, it would be kind of fun to make a pattern out of pictures. We dropped the big two off at overnight church camp yesterday and headed to the playground. Truck, plane, plane, truck, plane, plane.   Have a great weekend!Continue Reading

Moon Dip with Hormel Chili #HormelChiliNation

Moon Dip with Hormel Chili #HormelChiliNation

My family loves chili. Who doesn’t? When I make it for my kids and husband, I keep it simple so I know everyone will eat it. But when I’m looking for appetizers for a party, I use the most convenient, most stress-less recipes I know. My mom recently told me about an old recipe sheContinue Reading

#KC Starlight Broadway Series: Million Dollar Quartet

I’m so excited to get to experience the Broadway shows at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre again this summer and review them for you. So. Excited. And it’s already time for the first show!! Starlight’s 65th season opens this Memorial Day weekend with the national touring production of Million Dollar Quartet. Featuring the electrifying music of ElvisContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Negative Space

I love using negative space. Love it. Since there’s very little blank wall in our house, Ivy and I went outside to the neighbor’s shed and had a little fun. Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison of Writing, Wishing and I are doing this year (again!). Don’t forget to joinContinue Reading