Apologies for a close-up of my shoulder, but when a colonial soldier sneaks into my #workout and builds a cannon out of weights and a roller, a girl can’t keep that to herself. #squatjumpsunderfire #professorfinn
When they were very small, the only holiday “baking” I could manage was dipping things in chocolate. Today, they were more interested in the fancy cookie icing project with Aunt Katie, but they dipped a pretzel or 3 for traditions’ sake. And the little people we do have, we cut them loose with chocolate, sprinkles, pretzels, and messy fingers. They were pros. #christmasbliss
It turned into Narnia today. The girls are snowed in with Grampaw, so the fellas and I took a winter wonderland walk through our backyard. My people are even more beautiful with a backdrop of snow.
I sat down in my chair with a sigh and opened my book. Finn appeared with a sly grin. “You want me to sit in your lap, don’t you?” Yep. Always. #easyanswer
When you stand in the baby section of Books-a-million and cry because your friend is meeting her long-prayed-for daughter on Monday and Jesus writes such good stories. Even better than Sandra Boynton... #adoption
Beach, beach, beach, ocean, ocean, ocean, pancakes, waves & rocks & sun = happy place
Grading papers on the 405. #teacherlife #neverreallyonvacation
We celebrate being together with the finest donuts in all the land.
So fun to see little sis dancing and singing on stage tonight! #proudbigsisters
The baby who was NINE days late is now NINE years old. I love celebrating this kid.
A “balloon surprise” for our almost 9 year old. #whatwillawore #birthdayninjas
Family workout before an afternoon of football watching. We paired off, each team had their own ball, hijinks ensued. Thanks @tonyshorton for a fun family workout! My gang of 9 had a lot of giggles! #doubletime (these were the only kids I could get to pose!)
Visited Andrew’s 97 year old Meemaw today. Willa is named after her (but since her name was Willie Gladys, we changed it a little with her blessing.) We got her to squeeze our necks real hard and tell us stories about how she was a riveter during WW2. She saw the kids troop in and kept saying, “Oh, Lawd,” over and over again. I hear ya, Meemaw. Me, too. 😂❤️
Spent a super fun day with Gran and Pops at Discovery Park of America. Finn saw a rifle like his (“but it’s only 80 feet long, not 90 like mine, Mommy”), and we touched every exhibit we could. #sendhandsanitizer See stories for fun videos.