It’s become very hard to write these updates on Gaga’s progress post surgery. If I tell you exactly how things have been it will scare and worry people, it might even hurt their hearts to hear and I sincerely don’t want to cause anybody any pain. But the reality is, for the first time in … Continue reading This. is. hard.
I'm not going to lie...I've missed you (writing that is) and I'm ready to be back at it, just maybe not every single day. This last week has been, in a word...challenging, for various reasons. But all week, I've been reminded of the magic in the world, specifically, in children. Our three oldest got to … Continue reading Magic! June 11, 2021
As I reflected on this day and this post it occurred to me I’ve been a lot of different people on Mother’s Day in the past. I’ve been the little girl celebrating her own mommy with homemade cards full of pictures of smiling suns and flowers. I’ve been the young women who had sheer excitement … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day: May 9, 2021
I said it in Finley’s post I’ll say it in Ellen’s too...I cannot believe they are 11. The day they were born was among the longest and scariest of my life. I wanted to keep them in as long as possible but these little humans had other plans. Ellen Anne arrived on the scene, 1 … Continue reading Ellen Anne is 11! May 5, 2021:
I can hardly believe I am writing these words that our oldest son is 11 years old. In many ways it feels like it was literally yesterday I awaited the scariest and most incredible day of my life. In other ways it feels like it was a lifetime ago. I can say one thing with … Continue reading Finley Joseph is 11! May 5, 2021
Cooper aka Snoop. My sweet Cooper. His birth story was the scariest. He was the final baby to be pulled out. He was 2 minutes behind Finley and one minute behind Ellen (though it felt much longer than that) at 1:00pm. He weighed 4 lbs 7 ounces and had the sweetest little face, a face … Continue reading Cooper Claerhout: May 5, 2021: 11 years old!
This Easter certainly looked different from last years Easter. Last year I made the kids get dressed up to watch mass in our family room. This year I still had to force them to dress up, but we actually got to attend mass. I have to say, I enjoyed this Easter more going to in … Continue reading Easter Shenanigans 2021: April 4, 2021
It’s hard to reflect on this past year for a lot of reasons. In many ways the shut down was just what the doctor ordered for us. It gave us time with our family to slow down and really appreciate each other and our gifts. We cooked meals together, tried new foods, the kids learned … Continue reading Corona Virus Quarantine Day #368: My Corona Quarantine Breakdown: April 1, 2021:
I know everyone says it goes fast, but truthfully, when you are in the trenches it doesn't feel that way. Then, suddenly, you baby is 6. I seriously cannot believe this. As I looked at pictures to use to celebrate my sweet boy I was reminded at how much fun this little boy is and … Continue reading Fletcher Matthew Dorsey is 6! March 31, 2021:
I've finally made it through all the kiddos. Yet to come Bryan's and my final corona virus lock down post. Should be fun to wrap it all up! According to Fiona her favorite part of being home and not being able to go anywhere was going to the river and exploring things there. The other … Continue reading Corona Virus Quarantine Day #367: Fiona’s Corona Quarantine Breakdown: March 30, 2021: