My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Kids live here


My house is filled with signs that kids live here.


Things are always dumped out… toyboxes, bookshelves, kitchen cupboards, etc.

IMG_2712 Jonah’s countdown to Christmas chain. In theory, this is so I don’t have to answer the question “Is Christmas this day?” ten times a day.


Josh’s job was to fold and put away the towels.


My collection of classy kitchen decor:  bubbles and homemade crafts.  I love it!  Oh, and that paper on the wall is a checklist for cleaning the kitchen.


  1. I love it! That's what being a mom is all about right.

  2. Yay for saw how my kids live in our house today too....