Historically, I’m in a panic every weekend to come up with family activities. I like to keep my littles busy or they go crazy. Not to mention that my spouse gets cabin fever. 

Today was different though. When the boys came in our room early this morning, we put on a cartoon & cuddled. We made our way downstairs, I made waffles, we played & cleaned house. I made boys lunch, then off to nap we went. 

This evening, we painted & carved pumpkins, I made dinner, then made the boys their favorite hot chocolate with whipped cream & sprinkles. 

I didn’t feel overwhelmed. I didn’t feel like a cruise director. It was simple. We were just being. It feels like we’ve found our rhythm as a family. 

What is better than that? 


Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at thefivestages.wordpress.com and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at bottlecapbadge.com. There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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