{a temporary and neccessary hiatus}

Although there aren’t many people following my little blog here, I start to feel a little guilty when I go for a week or more at a time without posting.  So, here’s the lowdown. This pregnancy is kicking my rear-end.  Period. This is actually my 4th pregnancy ~ but it’s the first that has brought […]

{the weekly rewind ~ September 8, 2013}

Oh how happy this picture makes me!  Even with temps consistently remaining in the mid-upper 90s I could swear I can feel the chill of fall just around the corner. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking.  Regardless, we are still chugging along here in the Merten household.  This past week was quite an exciting one […]

{the weekly rewind ~ schooling, birthday mania, and football}

The name of the game this week has been reassessing.  Or at least that’s the case for this weekend.  But I kinda figured that’s what would happen once we started back to school full-time.  Our first week went pretty well, I think.  The kiddos seem to be adjusting to the new schedule.  Just in time […]

{the weekly rewind ~ a sleepover, a birthday, and two lines}

Whew. That is the word that comes to mind when I think about the past 7 days. This week has been one of the busiest all summer…..but I guess that’s to be expected right before school starts back up. Last Sunday, Ryann came home after spending a week at her father’s house and we jumped right […]

{the weekly rewind}

Wow. That’s really the only word I can think of to describe this past week.  And not because we were busy….although we definitely were…but because this week brought with it a myriad of emotions ranging from pure glee to absolute rage. I can honestly say that I’m glad it’s behind us. Monday Husby drove down […]

{happy birthday Ryann}

I’m only 6 days late with this post!  That’s not too bad….right?? Last Saturday our oldest daughter turned eleven.  *sniff sniff* It’s hard to believe that this is now my precious beautiful daughter!  She has blessed our lives in so many ways!  And I’m so very proud of the young woman that she’s becoming.  I’m […]

{week in review}

Week in review This week has been full of fun for us.  We had a really productive week and I couldn’t be happier!  I was able to get almost all of our grocery shopping for the entire month of July taken care of and saved a ton of money doing it!  We had fun hanging […]

{conversations with a nine year old}

Driving around town with my littles the other day, KJ informs me from the backseat that she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Now, this isn’t the first time she’s mentioned this to me. And it’s clear to any and every person who meets her that she has a deep love for […]

{Bubby’s Birthday}

Our sweet little man turned three yesterday!  I had every intention of sitting down to write up a post then, but with everything else going on at our house, that just didn’t happen.  Prepping for a birthday party is hard work!  Haha!! So, yesterday morning I sat down to read this post and could hardly […]

{a peek into our week ~ 01/12/2013 }

This week was pretty uneventful as far as weeks go around here.  We followed pretty much the same old routine as usual.  The most exciting thing about our week (in the girls’ minds) is that they finally go to start piano lessons.  I’ll admit that I’m pretty excited about them learning to play piano, too.  […]

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