Ever since I was little, I imagined myself as a mother of sons. I suppose growing up with 5 brothers and only one sister played into this. Perhaps it was influenced by my tomboy leanings, my love of sports, and my preference for playing with GIJoes over Barbie's (though I had both). Whatever the reason, … Continue reading thinking about mother-daughter relationships
Welcome to the decade of your 30s, husband of mine.
Nathan hit the big three-oh milestone and we celebrated by being sick together. Thankfully we are recovering and felt well enough to go out to dinner. This dinner was so fancy, I felt out of place wearing a slightly bulky sweater and still trotting around in maternity pants (they don’t quite fit but neither do … Continue reading Welcome to the decade of your 30s, husband of mine.
Nathan blessed Dominic in church today and little man was very reverent. This time, I remembered to take pictures (unlike Christmas, but I suppose I blame that on being really sleepy after a very rough night). Mom and Dad Elkins are up here for the week for the holidays and to spend time with their … Continue reading Blessed
I've been thinking today about my senior year of high school when I had my wisdom teeth removed. I remember having to schedule it in between the end of a fall basketball league and before tryouts started for the high school team. I was a little worried about this because I needed to be in … Continue reading Wisdom Teeth
My First Elkins Christmas
Last year, Nathan and I shared our first Christmas, but we were a few days short of being married so I slept at my parents, then drove over to our condo to exchange gifts. It was so nice this year to wake up next to him for our first married Christmas. I could go on … Continue reading My First Elkins Christmas
Thanksgiving Confession: I Ate Sugar
You knew, didn’t you? You knew that I couldn’t quit sugar during the holidays. But you didn’t say anything. You just waited… knowing. I ate sugar on Thanksgiving. So kill me. And do you know that it tasted delicious? Deeeeee.lish.us. It is NOT physically possible to turn down Grumma’s pumpkin pie. And Maren made pear … Continue reading Thanksgiving Confession: I Ate Sugar
Hip Hip Pooray It’s October
I heart October. Autumn is my favorite season and I’m pretty sure that I mention this in some way every year on my enthralling blog. Are you used to it? How about if we take the time to celebrate lots of things that make you happy this month? Personally, I think this is a GREAT … Continue reading Hip Hip Pooray It’s October
A Loverly Mother’s Day Weekend
Earlier in the week, Nathan asked me when I would like to celebrate Mother’s Day. I was surprised. I wasn’t a Mom yet. I just figured that we’d have a busy weekend and then go over to my parents’ for dinner Sunday night and finish the evening with talking to James on the phone (missionary … Continue reading A Loverly Mother’s Day Weekend
Simply an Account of the Weekend
I need to make new headers for these entries. It’s not so much Larrie’s World anymore as it is The World O’ The Elkins, or something. Turns out, I am selfish with my blog headers. Honestly. Having a sick husband is no fun. It’s no fun because, when it’s the flu, there’s really little I … Continue reading Simply an Account of the Weekend
No Hair On Your Head = Naked!
"Talk about if you want to look naked... just wear a Speedo and remove your toupee!" ~Mom