7 Quick Takes: The word I must say, the boots I must have & the baby I adore

- 1 - This week's quotes of the week (QOTW) are, um, slim pickings. "Are you going to take her a bath?" Anna-Laura asks Scott this question EVERY night and his reply is always the same. "You mean GIVE her a bath?" Someday we'll figure out the difference between those two words! "Rainbow chicken!" Luke, he passes this metal chicken every day on the way to preschool and never misses screaming that out. Kids. I love 'em. "Oh, her name must be 'Oops.'" Mr. Super Inappropriate at Starbucks. And, yeah, you're gonna want to read the rest of that story. - 2 - Let's just call her the Maybelline baby, shall we? Those lashes, y'all. Sweet baby Gianna turned five months last week and the milestone must be marked with me sharing her latest shenanigans. Sorry, a momma has to write these things down. The brain, not so great at recollection these days. Let's see, she can roll, but she'd much rather lay on her side, in the buff, and eat her toes. It's ridiculously adorable. She's pushing 15 pounds. At this rate, she'll weigh more than Luke when she turns one. #notevenkidding … [Read More...]


To Infinity & Beyond: We Invade NASA

Do we have an astronaut in the making? Who knows, but what fun to find out! If you follow me on the 'gram or over on Facebook, you know that our oldest spent the day at NASA's Johnson Space Center last Wednesday. He was one of 30 4-Hers selected in the state of Texas to represent the organization and participate in 4-H's National Youth Science Day activities. Kids all over the country were … [Read More...]

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That Stranger and the Worst Thing He Ever Said to Me

I will freely admit it's been a big, fat ball of crazy around here. My grand plans of getting my "how do you do it" posts up on Monday, um, haven't happened. Now, if you were to ask me, "Hey, Kathryn, how do you not sleep?" That, I could answer. Have a sixth baby! Oh I kid. But in the midst of my sleep-deprived stupor, God gave me an experience and some time of reflection to process it … [Read More...]

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It’s Fall Y’all

And, in Texas that means we've finally hit the 80s. I do so love the fall for two reasons: 1) It's my happy decorating place. I tend to decorate with jewel tones and fall-ish colors year 'round so stepping into fall is like finding my favorite wool cardigan. It's familiar and cozy and inviting. Easter is always a stretch for me, what with all those pastels and light colors. I love color and … [Read More...]

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7 Quick Takes: A date with an astronaut, the pain of motherhood and the class frog

- 1 - This week's quotes of the week (QOTW): "I don't like boys because they pee up." Clare, I have to agree that's a real downfall, honey. "Will is going to SPACE?!" Anna-Laura, read below for more details. It's partially true. "Sister Maria Fatima re-poed a baby!" While technically not my kid that said this (it was one of Will's classmates), it was a classic. She stole Gianna from … [Read More...]

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Choo Choo! All Aboard for a Train Birthday

Is there anything more purely boy than a choo-choo train? Being the mom of three menfolk, I'm no stranger to some rough and tumble parties - from rock concerts to hunting and fishing and Avengers to cowboys - we've ended only one with a broken arm. When I read about this amazing place, I knew it was meant to be. Luke and trains are like peas and carrots. Time to chat all things steam and … [Read More...]

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HDYDI: Staying on Top of the Paper Monster

Oh, if only you could see my office right now. Hot. Mess. Hey, it happens to all of us. We have a great system in place and then, life happens. I do a decent job of staying on top of paperwork at our house. When I use the systems I have in place, my office is a thing of beauty. And, when I fall off the wagon, I always know it must be because we've been busy living life. When it's a … [Read More...]

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7 Quick Takes: Choo-Choo’s, our crazy life and the Nun who made me cry

- 1 - This week's QOTW (quotes of the week): Me: "Luke, you've been five for a whole week!" Luke: "So next week I'll be six!" "Who's that pretty girl? Who's that pretty girl? Who's that pretty girl? Right in front of me. {chick chick} Right in front of me. {chick chick}" Every kid in our family has a song that I've made up. Don't worry, I won't make you endure the torture by singing them … [Read More...]

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