The kids and I are are vacationing in Maine. So far beautiful weather and relaxing. Went to Congdon’s donuts parking lot for their “after dark” food truck extravaganza. Good food! they were not thrilled with me taking a selfie but… Read More ›

Family Pictures

  We had family pictures taken a couple months ago.  In 15 minutes she was able to capture all of the personalities of the kids (luckily since I don’t think they would have made it much longer than 15 minutes). … Read More ›


Our dog Ginger has almost been with us for a year! It is hard to believe. She has brought a different dynamic to the house though I must admit that I never thought “I” would be the dogs favorite! Here… Read More ›

Long lost blog

Amalia and her friends discovered my blog this week. I haven’t posted in 4 years! Tonight the girls went to the “neon” dance at school and now we are out to dinner and there will be about 10 girls sleeping… Read More ›

Leaving …

It’s almost the end of the vacation and the kids are showing the wear and tear (and so is the momma).   We did the tour of the Grand Canyon and it was overwhelming.  We decided to do the South… 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 ›