Let Them Be Boys – Hose


I always thought I would be a girl mom.  Even though I had two brothers the thought of raising boys was foreign to me.  Until . . . Until, I held my sweet Sam in my arms for the first time.  Until I looked into Will’s wild eyes.  In those moments I knew that I was meant to be their mom.  I was meant to be a mom of boys. They are my chaos.  Shaking up my carefully balanced world. But I realized on a recent trip to Indiana that all too often I try to control their wild.  I … Read more

Clickin Moms Blog Circle – Beautiful Ugly

This month’s challenge was a hard one for me.  We were asked to photograph ugly and show beauty.  So not my thing.  I put it off for about as long as I could then headed out to my garden to see if I could get some images of a spider (ewww) or it’s web or maybe a bee.  But nature wasn’t cooperating. Instead I found a few of my plants all chewed up.  Stupid beetles.  Definitely making my beautiful garden ugly!  But as I thought about it I realized to them this is food.  Sustenance.  And even though I’d much … Read more

Sick Day or Basketball Camp

Will has pink eye.  Ewww!  But after watching the tornado coverage last night I was more than happy to stay home and love on him today. Luckily he feels fine.  He’s happy and playful and full of energy.  Only sign of sickness is a goopy eye. He begged me to pull out the basketball hoop so he could practice his mad skills.  This boy can dunk, hit a lay up and run wind sprints!  Watch out Big Ten — I hear UMD is already recruiting him!

Just My Boys – In the Backyard

May has been a busy month.  I appreciate that.  Busy means I don’t have time to get stuck in the sadness that this month tends to bring. But I feel like we’ve been so busy we haven’t had much time to slow down.  I haven’t taken my camera out nearly as much as I’d like.  I haven’t written at all.  So when I was home a little early Thursday night, I took advantage of the warmth and daylight and got outside with my favorite guys.  (Grandpa was there too but he didn’t get down on the ground.) These three boys … Read more