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Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 8h ago

A different type of scared

3 months in, and we're still finding our new normal. Remember when you had a newborn baby, and you didn't get much sleep at night. Instead there were long-ish stretches of sleeping where eve...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2d ago

A good stick or our 19th annual family summer tradition

In 2008, when I had been blogging only about a year, I first wrote about our annual summer junior golf tournaments. When none of the littlest ones were home yet. Mimi and Ru weren't even a t...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 4d ago

Family Faves {Chicken Curry Salad}

I wish I had a photo for this one.I don't.Because they ate it so fast there was no time to take one!There are a few recipes that I only make in the summer. Fried chicken tenders made the ol'...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1W ago


#1 - I call this one Handsome Boy China Squat with Apple Core... for obvious reasons.How do I look, Ma? So HANDSOME?#2 - Please ignore Ru's (fairly successful) attempt at "cut cut" his own h...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2W ago

A couple things I learned about myself yesterday

photo credit goes to LivyTheUnstoppableRu had a sedated MRI yesterday. 8 kids and 4 special needs adoptions, and I was surprised how much I learned about myself and being a parent during an ...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2W ago

Our 4th of July

Our little summer neighborhood is a pretty special place. Because the desert is so hot inthe summer, this neighborhood in the high mountains has been an escape for the desert dwellers since ...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 3W ago

Learn how to use your DSLR! No really! You can do it!

When you first got your DSLR you had visions of the gorgeous photos you were going to take! But then you probably quickly realized that it has a lot more buttons and numbers on it that you k...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 3W ago

Ru's first cotton candy

'Cause what's the 4th of July without massive amounts of soda and cupcakes and snow cones and icecream and cake and cotton candy! Needless to say I think it was a hit!
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 3W ago

The really important stuff summers are made of

If swinging were an Olympic sport,surely she'd medal!Our summer is spent at The Little Cabin in the Woods. Our days are consumed with really important stuff like...drawing and coloring, cons...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 4W ago

Still learning from my children and crappy stuff moms have to endure

This story is almost a year old now.But I wanted to make sure the he was okay with me sharing it. I wanted to give him some time to process it and see how it was going to play out before I p...