Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone! How did you celebrate the last day of 2012? We had some good friends, who are also parents-of-multiples, over for a very impromptu celebration: "Hey, Heather. . .Scott is grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. . .do you want to come over?" Heather brought apple pie, ice cream and sparkling cider for

Christmas Photos

I'll just go ahead and admit defeat. It is really rather embarrassing and probably the real reason no one has received a Christmas card from our family this year: I failed to score the perfect Christmas picture. I LOVE getting Christmas cards, especially the photo kind. I love watching my friends and their families grow-up,


Today's tragedy in Newtown Connecticut hits home because there is a sense that that could have been our elementary school and those could have been any of our children. And, as shocked and heartbroken and appalled and numb we feel right now, we also have the grateful sense that it wasn't our school and it

We Bought a Piano!

My husband is the musician in the family. He plays guitar and sings. He used to direct a church choir. And, when we were first married, he would follow me around the house playing his guitar and singing songs--sometimes serious ones but mostly funny reworks. I have to admit that the last part might sound

Halloween 2012

I love Halloween costumes that have a family theme: a box of crayons. . ."birds of a feather". . .Mary had a bunch of lambs. Convincing my boys, though, that being crayons rather than Ninjas is a great idea is a losing battle. So, this year when ALL FOUR of them wanted to be ninjas--I

Little Boy Blue

Having had two sets of twins so close in age, I still feel a sense of sadness that for so much of their early years I was in survival mode--just trying to keep up with the demands of four children under the age of two. Everyone was relatively healthy and seemingly happy, but I somewhat