7 Quick Takes · family · Keith · life is messy

7 QT: Really Bad Week Edition

1. My mother-in-law is in the hospital. 2. She has been there since last Friday. 3. She lives with one of his brothers, approximately thirty minutes from us. He knew she was in the hospital. He has visited her twice. In a week. In the hospital ten minutes from their house. 4. We found out… Continue reading 7 QT: Really Bad Week Edition

7 Quick Takes · holidays · SAHM stuff · schedule · sleep

Seven Quick Takes: Post-Holidays Decompression Edition

-1- For Christmas we did four gifts for each other: something you want, something you need, something to play with, and something to read. We got Little Man a set of die cast Blue Angel airplanes (his current obsession after seeing them at an air show in Detroit this past fall), a book and DVD… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes: Post-Holidays Decompression Edition

7 Quick Takes · blog friends · fear · Little Man · yucky weather

7 QT: More Snow Edition

  — 1 — It’s going to snow here again today. Another measurable snow. Like 3-5″. This doesn’t include the fact that it has snowed almost every day this week. I would like to move somewhere warm, where it doesn’t snow 30+” before January is over every winter. Any ideas? Anyone want to trade houses… Continue reading 7 QT: More Snow Edition

7 Quick Takes · adoption · adoptive parenting · birth mother · feelings · life is messy · Little Man

Seven Quick Takes: Melancholy Birthday Edition

— 1 — Tomorrow Little Man will be four. Four. 4. Maybe if I say it, type it, repeat it enough, I will believe it. I mean, it was like yesterday I was waiting on pins and needles for the phone call. — 2 — But here it is. Four years later. All he wants… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes: Melancholy Birthday Edition

7 Quick Takes · choose joy · finances · yucky weather

Seven Quick Takes: 2014 vol. 1

  — 1 — Keith got a text at 7:00 pm on New Year’s Eve that he had to work New Year’s night. At 7:00 pm. So 24 hours away. And he’d slept all of three hours, since he’d assumed he’d actually be, you know, off, for the holiday. Let’s just say it sucked the… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes: 2014 vol. 1

7 Quick Takes · homeschooling · how God works · marriage · running

7 Quick Takes Friday (v. 4)

— 1 — This has been a crazy week. We were camping last Saturday until Tuesday. We left on Tuesday for the three hour drive home and were about 25 cars back of a fatal accident. We sat for over an hour on the highway while the accident was dealt with. It was very sad.… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday (v. 4)

7 Quick Takes · homeschooling · potty training · running

7 Quick Takes Friday (v. 3)

— 1 — Potty training took a set back two weeks ago. But I *think* we are back in the game. Normal, right? To have set backs, I mean? To balance out that, though, Little Man is SUPER excited we are going to be learning at home. He has no desire to go to school… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday (v. 3)