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House Rules

You may see a lot of things when you look at this picture. The constant mess of our playroom, for instance. The genius architecture of the twins’ Lego tower. The fact that Sam is wearing Princess dress-up shoes–and not even in a “Hey! Look at me, Mom! I’m wearing Princess dress-up shoes! This is crazy!” […]

Third Times The Charm

Here we are…twenty-four weeks pregnant, and we’ve finally taken the first belly shot. What happened? With my first two pregnancies we took several pictures. We had to with Catie–the whole pregnancy process was so mind-boggling. The was a tiny person growing right next to my liver and kidneys and stomach and bladder (probably not exactly […]

Is It Swimming-Pool Weather Yet?

Nothing makes winter seem longer than a swimming pool in your backyard. All of the sudden, summer is so definitive. When it’s warm enough to get in the pool, entire days, parties, and playdates are dedicated to it. But when the weather is in the thirties for an entire week, like this winter in Houston, […]

Hotel Carpets

The Kids Becoming One with the Hotel Germs—> I may be closer to becoming a grown-up. I’ve long been convinced that I have the soul of a seventeen-year-old. I don’t mean I haven’t matured since I was seventeen. I hope I have. I was a mess at seventeen. No, most things I enjoy are for […]

Confessions of an Ex-Scrapbooker

If I can call myself a scrapbooker, then it’s only with the highest degree of shame. I encompass everything ugly about this hobby. Tacky? In college I cut out individual letters from magazines ransom-note style and slapped them on pages with a glue stick. Time consuming? I once glued individual pieces of that confetti that […]


Today we did something we’ve never done before–loaded all the kids into the minivan and headed to the doctor to find out the gender of our fourth baby. You may have some questions: why find out, when the surprise would be so much more rewarding when we actually met the kid? what was the gender? […]

So, This is Blogging…

I love to real other peoples’ blogs. I’ve never tried one for myself because of simple fear. Every diary, journal or log(boxloads of them ) I’ve attempted has started with good intentions around Jan. 1–and finished around March with something like six measly entries. How embarrassing for the entire blogosphere (or the five family or […]