All Star Run

Riley and Matthew participated in Glen Allen’s Babe Ruth 11/12 U Major’s baseball program this year. This was one of those years that they could both be on the same team so I took advantage of it (so I was… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Open Hearts…

    This is a difficult post for me to write. I try not to share some of my trials because I still worry about judgement (after all, I chose this life), about “first world problems” (after all, I am graced with… Read More ›

  • Weekend activities


    Saturday was a (relatively) calm day.  The girls had a sleepover Friday night and so they weren’t home.  The boys and I got up and got dressed for a Scrimmage game.  I sat in the car drinking my coffee for… Read More ›

  • End of School…


    I don’t know who is more ready for the end of school…the kids or me…I have a bunch of things that are going on the next couple of weeks and …of course I didn’t think ahead well enough and scheduled… Read More ›

  • Simple Sewing


    I cut out two bags to make for the girl’s teachers and interfaced the handles and fabric last night.  Unfortunately, I miscalculated the amount of accent fabric I needed so I couldn’t start sewing until I go back to Joann’s… Read More ›

  • Secret Matroyshka

    One of the Facebook groups I am on is a group of women / families who have adopted from Russia.  One of them came up with the idea of a “secret matroyshka” program.  Each of our kids is matched with… Read More ›

  • A busy Saturday…

    Up early to get to the baseball field at 8 …only to discover (after we got there) that the field is too wet from the torrential rains we have had the last week and the game is delayed until 11… Read More ›

  • Slowly plugging away…

    Amalia close up

    I asked my kids to give me some alone time for Mother’s Day so I could head into the sewing area and get some things done.  I have been trying some new patterns and had several things cut out and… Read More ›

  • This and that…


    Haven’t written anything in a while but figured I would catch up a little… …Went to Chicago for a meeting 2 weeks ago.  Took the kids with me – they had a better time than I did and got to… Read More ›

  • American Girl


    My 9 year old has become totally obsessed with American Girl dolls and their accessories.  As someone who rarely played with dolls, it has been so neat to see her and her sister playing with the dolls, imagining they are… Read More ›


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