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Photo shoot: Easter 2014

Photo shoot: Easter 2014

This is just a quick post with many pictures and few words for family members far away and any friends who are interested in seeing pictures of the kids as they grow:) We have started a tradition of taking family pictures each Easter morning with this large frame so...
Holiday pictures 2013

Holiday pictures 2013

Okay, so after updating the blog today, I realized that I am far behind on pictures and life events.  So, I’m going to do a few posts for family members and those interested, about the last year. It’s been a challenging year time wise as we dealt with a...
Parenting Without Fear

Parenting Without Fear

I was twenty years old and standing all by myself on a bus in Seoul, Korea.  All by myself, except for the teen girl whom I had met minutes earlier. She would be hosting me in her non-English speaking home.  As I stared out the window at the billboards that seemed to...

Holiday Meal Organization: A Three Day Plan

Oh how I love the holidays. I love the baking, music, decorations, special dishes, being with family, and the general excitement that tends to overflow from even the youngest members of our family. But, as much as I love the holidays, they can come with a unwanted...

Getting the Most out of Theme Parks…for the Large Family

As you may know, we just took our family of seven kids ages eight months to eleven years old on a trip to California.  After the first (somewhat disappointing) day at Legoland we decided to be proactive on the two Disney days to make sure that the kids all felt like...