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Friday, June 30, 2017


Parenting teens, oh what should I say about parenting teens?

It's different than I expected for one thing.  It's both harder and easier.  I'm certain I thought the times that you had to be vigilant would be immediately apparent.  That I would have to worry about boyfriends, drinking, wild behavior.  That my kids would think I was old and uncool and would stop talking to me about their lives.  

This has not been the case so far, my oldest is 17, another is 15, then 11 and 9.  They are still the same awesome people they have always been.  Conversations are infinitely more engaging and we have a huge amount of interests in common.  Friends are definitely more important to them than in the past but amazingly we talk openly about their outside relationships.  I heard so many negative things about parenting teens that my expectations were mostly fearful.  A few days ago, I suddenly realized that these years, like those that came before them, are coming and going like a whisper on the breeze.  These kids are becoming beautiful, kind and intellegent souls.   I am so grateful that my imperfect life with so many variables made these exact people.  Any slight deviation in my decisions would have made this future impossible and I would have never gotten to know them.  

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ruby life

These two fishing lures are married. They sit on the couch together and scream “Babe!!” at each other.

Friday, September 25, 2015

We love Halloween

Learning about politics

My daughter came home today with a vote for Brooke necklace and a vote for Tanner sticker on her butt.  She says she voted for Brooke.  

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ava's goals

 Ava and Olivia talking on the way home:  Ava was telling her that she's gonna get a job, a house and a car, save up money, FIND SOMEONE TO HAVE SEX WITH, marry them, and have a baby. This is her life goal. Avery told her we were happy she wants to be financially stable before children. This child, she knows what she wants.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This guy

My walking news station, my comedy relief, my best friend.  I love you. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ava is funny... Pretty much all the time

Ava: did you order melted ice cream?
Avery: nope, didn't order that.  
Ava: oh I know!!  You ordered wet ice cream!!
Avery: no
Me: I ordered all the dishes picked up!
Ava: we don't serve that. 

All my babies

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