Yesterday, Maurie and I came to a head. She is constantly asking to watch movies and spreads the DVDs and VHSs (yes we still own VHS) ALL over the house, but I was done and done with the struggle. I boxed up every last movie in our home and put them in the basement. I haven't got brave enough yet, but I am close to boxing up the TV too. Don't get me wrong, I love to relax by watching a good movie … [Read more...] about Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures
This is a very real picture of my girls. Jane is smiling for the camera, Brooklyn is crying and looking at me to hold her, and Maurie is quietly sucking her thumb and reaching for Brookyln's hair to hold, as she always does. This, my friends, is the my life. I have written probably ten blog posts in my mind recently. I have ideas that I want to share, but then I don't have the time to go … [Read more...] about Hello!
"Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities." --The Family: A Proclamation to the World I have two weeks before my oldest daughter will be done with school. I am looking forward to having my children home because I have a plan. Here are some ideas … [Read more...] about How to Make This Summer Fabulous
Brooklyn Jo Bowman is here. She was born March 7, 2016. I was terribly anxious to have her come, but she had different plans. Here is her birth story. On Sunday morning my water broke or at least I thought it had. (I thought my water had broken two weeks earlier and it hadn't.) Labor did not begin so I tried to sleep and not cry from frustration. Monday morning Cody stayed home with me and we … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Jo is Home!
Hello! Feeling pregnant! I am celebrating 38 weeks of pregnancy. I am kind of joking about celebrating...heartburn and being generally uncomfortable 24/7 is not much to celebrate, but I am very close to having a sweet new baby in the house and that is worth celebrating. We had a false alarm the other day when I was leaking two nights in a row; I was thinking that it might be my … [Read more...] about Countdown and Projects
Traveling with small children is a challenge! I wanted to share some of the things that I learned on our journey. My daughters are four and one years old. My oldest had her own seat on the plane, but I had my second on my lap. On the way to SLC I had to get on three different planes. I was seven months pregnant and had two … [Read more...] about Flying with Small Children