Christmas – Part II

On Christmas Eve, we made THE cookies for Santa. Baking cookies with the kids is kind of my thing. I love baking and it reminds me of my 4-H days with my mom...After Mass, we headed home and had a fabulous (if I do say so myself) seafood/shrimp dinner with pasta and garlic bread. This is a new family tradition. All we heard from the kids was nothing but forks hitting the plates. We might try this for breakfast. As ...

Christmas craziness

First off, welcome to the blog. Not sure if this is a good idea or not, but let's give it a whirl. Aren't you proud? It's not even New Year's Eve and I've already begun my 2008 do a better job of keeping the people we love (or at least call us "family") in the loop. Hold on, here we go.Advent is officially over and Christmas has begun. See pictures if you don't believe me. We had a glorious ...


... and welcome to the chaos. I know a thing or two about big families (I've got 6 kids), carpool, Catholic converts, the Texas Aggies, prematurity, date nights with Mr. Whitaker, organization and party planning, but I still don't know why it's so hard for my kids to  put up their shoes. My Texas-sized heart is honored to have you here! Contact me at


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