This blog is all about the blood, sweat, and tears that we as mothers pour into our families. Sometimes it gets ugly, doesn't it? I'm deep in the trenches of raising three sons, so I'm not afraid to admit that we sometimes have to get our hands dirty when it comes to parenting. In this arena, it's survival of the fittest!
You'll find all kinds of stuff here: the perils of parenting, our family's weight loss journey, memory keeping, cute photos of our three boys, moments of glory and of failure and more. There's really no rhyme or reason....it's just our life
So, who are the faces behind the names?
Welcome! I'm Sarah, a born and bred Wisconsin girl who loves Jesus, my family, and the Packers. I'm a wife, mom, teacher, waitress writer, daughter, and friend. Sometimes I drink two pots of coffee in a single day. My house is full of trucks, dirt, and torn jeans as my three sons learn about the world and I try to keep up with them. Around here we speak toddler and sarcasm fluently! I blog about the battle our family of five fights every day to grow in our faith and raise our children to love the Lord. Parenting is hard, yo. Writing about the tales from the trenches is one way I work through the mess. Welcome to our arena. So glad you're here.
The resident alpha male of our arena, Evan spends his days as a Quality Assurance Manager at a large manufacturing company. After work he enjoys reading, watching home improvement shows on TV, and rough-housing with the big boys. Always quick with a joke, a witty remark, or to offer the male perspective on things, Evan can always be relied on to make you smile or to frustrate the crap out of you (it depends on the day).
Our first born, the one who made me a Mommy. Isaiah's enthusiasm and zest can be absolutely exhausting, but his empathetic and caring nature is nothing short of heart-warming. He is a pillow jumping, car launching, hug giving, Jedi warrior in training. He stole my heart the moment he entered my life.
Stubborn as a mule, but cute enough to get away with it, this boy is sure to be a heart-breaker. Pair his electric grin and dimple on his right cheek with those bright blue eyes and he charms everyone he meets. He enjoys light-saber fights, pushing the limits, and a good wrestling match.
This sweet baby is the one our family was missing. Thomas joined our family in August of 2011 and he's going to be twice as mischievous as his brothers before him. He's got a sweet smile, a huge giggle, and knows how to snuggle like a pro.