Growing One Another

“The pants don’t fit you anymore,” I said. “It’s time for them to move to Isaac’s drawer.” “Yeah, because I keep growin’,” Ezra says to me, with a certain gleam in his eye, waiting for my reaction. I turn to look at him with my false-stern look on my face, always with a trace of of a smile.  “That’s right, you keep growing even though I told you not to...

Eleanor is 2 months old!

Whoosh!  Did you hear that?  That was 2 months passing by.  Two months of this sweet little face, of a little ball of baby resting on my chest, of night feedings and nursing in general, of swaying and walking and rocking to sleep.  Two months of re-learning how to do everything with just one hand.  Two months of closing my eyes and trying to commit Eleanor to memory. I just...

39 Weeks – Baby #4 Update

This pregnancy has been a pregnancy of lasts.  The last time I’ll hear a baby’s heartbeat for the first time.  The last time I’ll feel those first flutters.  The last time I’ll wear these maternity pants (I’m okay with this one).  The last time I’ll wake up in the night because the baby is moving so much. I’m someone who really enjoys being pregnant.  It helps that I have always had...

Paris – Day 2

We made our way to the Louvre on the morning of our second day. We wondered if maybe it wouldn’t be that busy since it was a Thursday in October but we were wrong. It’s the Louvre! I think that place must be busy 24/7. I don’t know a more overwhelming museum than the Louvre. The building itself is basically a historical artifact and it is just room after room,...

Paris Day 1

We started in Calgary and flew to London Heathrow, then made a connection to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Everything was really uneventful with our flights, just the way we like them! I have so many memories of Heathrow, it was fun to be back again. It is always the gateway to something exciting for us! When we landed in Paris we dealt with “baggage” loss, which was just...

I’m 30 — My Amazing Birthday Week!

I turned 30 last Sunday and I had such an amazing birthday week!  I love birthdays, even though I’m technically old and grown up, I still think it’s wonderful to have a day of your very own to be appreciated and feel special.  It’s even better if you can stretch it out over a week of celebrating with different friends and family :) This milestone birthday celebration started the Friday before my...

We are having a 4th baby!

So this has been official for quite a while but I’ve never posted anything about it on the blog!  Poor 4th baby doesn’t even get a blog post until I’m already 18 weeks.  That’s right, I’m 18 weeks now, which means I’m like, super duper close to being half way through this pregnancy already!  This feels crazy. I find that people are really nosy about this sort of thing and...

Books I’ve Been Reading Lately

I’ve been reading Sarah Bessey’s blog for quite a while now and am such a fan of the way she beautifully strings her words together to express the beautiful, the powerful, the messy.  But I admit, even I wasn’t sure what I would think of her book “Jesus Feminist” because lets face it, we all have an idea in our minds of what that word feminism means.  Even though I felt like I...

Accountable Kids – Review

A couple of months ago I decided our family needed some help in the kids’ chore department.  A friend of mine had been using these really cool looking chore charts for her kids and was seeing great success so I asked her how it worked and decided I’d give it a try.  First I asked her a bunch of questions, then I checked out their website, and then decided to place an...