When the email arrived from our agency, Madison Adoption, I found myself excited. I wrote Heather, the precious worker that sends out reminders, back to let her know how I was looking forward to filling it out. Up until now our social worker has been required to do it but at year 3 I am … Continue reading Paperwork Time for Theodore
"This Valentines will be a bit different this year, kids!" I said as we were leading up to Valentine's Day this year. I have perhaps created a monster for holidays around here. The kids typically know what to expect on Valentine's Day. A few goodies at their breakfast seats, a heart laden table of decorations, … Continue reading A Different Sort Of Valentines
These were the words that rang out from little Theodore's mouth on Thursday morning while we were snuggling on the couch before starting our school day. Alexandra, our oldest, was to my right. I was SO glad to have another set of ears to make sure I heard correctly. I made a quick glance to … Continue reading Whenever You Left Me In China……
Ever since the kids were little it occurred to me that I might could make more useful time out of our mornings. So after breakfast and clean up we would gather for a memory verse, a short lesson on some topic such as "A is for apples", a little Bible story, and small craft. It … Continue reading Morning Time
"Hey mama, would you say that you are easy going?" I glanced over to see what our 2nd born, Caleb, was up to at the school table while I was whipping up a meal of scrambled eggs (thank you dear chickens!) for dinner. He was making an acrostic for me with my name C-A-T-H-E-R-I-N-E- As … Continue reading E is for Easy going?
As I am writing, we are just pulling into our town from an amazing family vacation at the beach. It's been a week of building sand castles, riding bikes, meeting new friends, celebrating my sister in law's birthday, and even swimming with a big sea turtle that they spotted out playing in the ocean. There … Continue reading Happy at The Hub
I have been hearing our oldest son give weekly reports on how much longer it is until the University of Tennessee has their first game of the season. "Just 6 more weeks!" "19 more days." "Only 2 weeks." "Hey kids, just 5 more days if we don't include the rest of tonight." Today I captured … Continue reading It’s Football Time in Tennessee!