Month: April 2012

Eight is Great

Jack’s eighth birthday is approaching in a few weeks. It’s a milestone birthday–the baptism birthday. and it’s something Jeff and I have been discussing much of late. This week I had a lovely conversation with our bishop about this topic and we decided what Jeff and I have known for a very long time:  Jack doesn’t need to be baptized. At…

Marvelously Meandering

This year marks fifteen years of marriage for Jeff and me. We won’t reach our official anniversary date until mid-August, but the year we’ve just experienced compelled us to take a mini-break, as Bridget Jones is fond of saying, and which I am fond of taking. And it isn’t going to be the only mini-break on the horizon either (maniacal…

A Serene Swim

We are at the cabin with the boys for Spring Break. Despite having two mildly sick kids of our own, plus a poor sick little cousin along, we are having the best cabin vacation our family has seen in years. The reason for this happy trip hinges solely on our Jacky. Something magical seems to have clicked in his brain…

What Not to Wear

Sometimes when acquaintances learn that my children are all boys, they will say something brilliant and flippant like “Oh, boys are so much easier to raise,” to which I always want to respond, “Clearly, you do not know my children.” Why does this comment make me want to roll my eyes, groan madly, and pull out clumps of my post-baby…