TBT: The Mullet

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo goes back to when I was sporting an impressive homemade mullet. 1987ish, maybe? I still have my front baby teeth, so may have even been 1986 around the time my youngest sister was born. I have no memory of this photo, although I am certain I was ordered not to smile for the corner pose, resulting in that “mouth full of water/I’m about to spit” expression.

Also? Hello to my two sons. You both are definitely mine.

TBT: Little Monkeys



Today’s Throwback Thursday photo is from five years ago this week.
Martin was away at basic training, and I had these little monkeys all to myself! Crazy to think that five years from NOW, one will be in university, one will be a teen, and the other a tween.

TBT: Travel in Italy

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo is from March 2005, taken in our hotel room in Florence, Italy as I got our daughter dressed for the day. My parents were with us from the States, and after breakfast, we continued our adventures by driving to Rome with a pit-stop in Orvieto for lunch.

TBT: Fourth of July

Throwback to our last July 4th in the United States. Look at those little peanuts! They were heading out to the county parade, decked out in red, white, and blue. (And stitches for Miss C, ha!) We won’t be making it to the base for festivities this year, but we look forward to introducing Junior to our great American holiday next year!

TBT: Mama Care

Today’s #TBT photo is from 2011, and shows Lola (age 2) listening to her brother’s heartbeat using her toy stethoscope.

He arrived just a few weeks later. I had to smile when I saw this photo again, because she’s been a fantastic medical assistant this time around, too. This photo is proof she’s always taken excellent care of her Mama!

And let it also be proof that a belly piercing is never a good long-term investment.

Pregnancy Pains

My teenager needs to clean her room. Busted.

I’m nearly 32 weeks along now, and very much in that stage where the glow of pregnancy has dulled a bit.

Make no mistake: I’m still enjoying this pregnancy. But it’s no longer cute: it’s just plain¬†uncomfortable.¬† Continue reading