Our family boasts thirty first cousins. My mother’s sister had three children, and my dad’s siblings averaged two to three children each, but my dad took “be fruitful and multiply” a bit more seriously with his brood of eight children. Of course those thirty have also expanded the family tree, so you get the point; there are a lot of us. [Read more…]
Most people have a love-hate relationship with the end of summer. Usually I feel the same way, but this year is a little different, and I’m missing the old familiar boxes of curriculum arriving for my four kiddos who have grown up and gone on their ways. Those boxes and all the planning that went along with them marked the return of a natural rhythm of rising, learning, playing, eating, cleaning, and retiring early to begin again the following day. [Read more…]
We interrupt our regularly scheduled article to overload you on cuteness. We’re on vacation with a whole slew of children. We had nine children six years old and younger in our lake house today. You should have seen the place. I swept up all the crumbs at least three times, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Because I’m enjoying this vacation so much, I’ll give you a photo post this week full of shots from our excellent adventure.
Please forgive me if the formatting is off. I’m trying to spend as much time with family as possible.
They’re coming! My sisters are coming to Michigan! If you haven’t read it, “Sisterhood of the Traveling Attitude” will explain my excitement. Four of my five sisters are headed this way with SUVs bulging. We’ll invade Houghton Lake and fish, cook, sunbathe, lounge, and all other sorts of activity that may or may not pass public muster. [Read more…]