Pumpkins and Pumpkin Carving and Suchwise

This is just a huge post of pictures. And also commentary. Because I WILL NOT BE SILENCED These are pictures of that one Sunday in October we went to a local pumpkin farm and corn maze and it was warm and sunny and my kids are growing up so it’s not so easy to get […]

Things To Do At The Washington State Fair, yo.

If pictures are worth a thousand words, then this is going to be a really long post. Because being at the Washington State Fair is like entering a whole little city of it’s own. Based on my family’s recent trip, these are just a few idea of things to do at the Washington State Fair! […]

On Vacation…

We are. Literally on vacation. And otherwise. I know maybe the internet shouldn’t know if we’re not home, but our home has not been left unattended. Nor have our dogs. I miss them, but sometimes it’s OK to have a vacation from them too. I know, my nail polish has been compromised. But I’m on […]

Summer Summer Summertime

It is finally summer for us. SUMMERTIME! The kids have been out of school for ::checks calendar:: one week and 2 days. I had to check the calendar because I guess since I can’t remember what I did 2 hours ago, I am not going to remember a week ago. So what does all this […]

Fifteen (See Also: Drivers Ed.)

I am jumping the gun a just little bit here. My son hasn’t turned fifteen yet. But he will in a matter of weeks. Read: DRIVERS ED Back when my oldest was a busy, busy, BUSY preschooler… there was the stress of getting him signed him up in time for summer activities. Or the stress […]

Snowbots and Cold and Snow

Snow is cold. I do not like cold. COLD AND SNOW You might think this picture of me shows me almost enjoying the cold… Actually, this is FEAR. Long story short, I do not like cold… therefore SNOW. Cold and snow. I blame my thyroid. And maybe not having proper snow clothes. Because I find […]

Mother-Son Valentine Date Night Scavenger Hunt!

Valentine’s Day. Diamonds and flowers and chocolate and commercialism! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you are on Facebook it is highly likely you have seen your fair share of Daddy-Daughter Dance pictures… I’ll confess, I helped fill the Facebook feed too. OH BUT THE ADORABLE. Though *they* didn’t have Daddy-Daughter Dances back […]

The Art (or is it the HEART) of the Family Selfie

I started doing something with my family sometime around the beginning of spring last year… THE FAMILY SELFIE Some might say, “It’s not every day you get a family picture.” And to that I say, “FALSE!” I will disclose that I do have a pretty willing family. But I will also disclose they are not […]

G+ Hangout with My Honey and Mom It Forward: Marriage Roles

Marriage roles. Did that make you flinch a little? Marriage Roles When the words “marriage” and “roles” come together, I think a lot of assumptions get made. In this G+ Hangout on Air, my husband and I join Amber and Brent Passey, and moderator for Mom It Forward Jyl Pattee… to discuss marriage and roles. […]

Our Thanksgiving Journal and SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE, Baby.

I repeat… Our Thanksgiving journal and SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE. I totally had to ALL CAPS Sweet Potato Casserole because, the only thing less intriguing than a recipe titled “Sweet Potato Casserole” is… Is… Maybe… TUNA CASSEROLE. Maybe. Here in the Ingram home we have had a tradition going since 2007. Sweet Potato Casserole is not […]