2016 Cometh!

Lag Liv

The bloggess posted this video on New Year's Eve and I fell in love with the song. And then I listened to it on repeat for the rest of the afternoon.If I was a person who knew how to make slideshows I would totally make a 2015 slideshow to this

2016-01-05 23:11:59  

Big Wheelin

Lag Liv

Yesterday Claire decided she was going to take off her training wheels and ride her big girl bike on two wheels. We tried this once before several months ago and after a few tries and an equal number of crashes, she requested the training wheels

2015-12-31 18:11:53  

Christmas Week, now with extra tea!

Lag Liv

Hello from the other side of the Christmastravaganza! We got back from the lake on Saturday afternoon in time to unpack the car, dump everything in the laundry, put away all the new toys, and wave goodbye to our children and the nanny on our way

2015-12-30 11:49:59  

MORE SUGAR; also, Santa

Lag Liv

After much googling and reading the recipes you suggested (all of which looked amazing) I ended up back at the Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls. The choice was entirely dictated by the fact that I needed about 7-8 trays of them and the thought of

2015-12-22 22:58:45  


Lag Liv

Everyone in the Lag Liv family had a performance or two this week! It started with Landon and the spelling bee. His school recently started participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. Eligibility starts in 2nd grade and Landon

2015-12-19 10:59:38  

Sugary and Magical, 2015

Lag Liv

Over the weekend I used up all the sugar in our house to bake all of the Chrismassy things. I made our traditional sugar cookies and even did what I swore I wouldn't do again and made the adorable PITA santa hat party mix for the teachers. I al

2015-12-16 22:52:48  

Like a roller coaster, but not a scary one.

Lag Liv

This week has been crazy. Remember when we left off and I was all aflutter over a lost set of keys (keys we STILL haven't found, so thank goodness he just called off the search and procured the new key that afternoon) and how they messed up my d

2015-12-12 17:19:00  

Lights Camera Car Keys

Lag Liv

We have a lot to discuss, but first: a story. I got up early this morning (or really, on time, but for a Monday, that's early) and was ready to go WITH my hair blow-dried and straightened at 7:45 a.m. only to hear James yell "just get in mom's c

2015-12-07 17:05:06  

Leg Warmers Are Happening. Maybe.

Lag Liv

One of the things I picked up while shopping with my mom was a set or three of leg warmers. I was born in '83, so I missed most of the 80's fashion (but for the t-shirt clips, scrunchies, and a bit of neon that trickled its way down to elementar

2015-12-05 22:46:46  

Best Thanksgiving Week Ever

Lag Liv

It's a bold claim, but I'm pretty sure it's true and it's going to be our prototype for all future Thanksgivings going forward. As I've mentioned, my main goal was to have our house decorated for Christmas by the end and when you have 9 days to

2015-12-01 22:29:15  

Robber's Cave State Park: Basically Perfect

Lag Liv

Our trip to Jamaica consisted of five of the most magical days of my life- sometimes as I go about my day in Fort Worth I have trouble even believing they happened, and they were worth every penny to celebrate our 10th anniversary with each other

2015-11-26 11:31:49  

Holiday Prep, Recovery, and Cora is Two!

Lag Liv

I've been sick since last Friday. I pretty rarely get sick- we seem to be the rare family that never cycles through illnesses, so I know I'm lucky that kids are healthy and no one else has gotten it, but ugh it has been ten days of no voice, bad

2015-11-22 15:33:25  

60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Hoedown

Lag Liv

So Cora turned 2 on Thursday, I presented at Career Day at the big kids' school, and right now I'm home and blogging because I got super sick on Friday just as we were packing to head to San Antonio for a much anticipated family reunion weekend c

2015-11-16 19:39:14  

My Community

Lag Liv

Yesterday was Veteran's Day. It's always been important to me- my uncle served in the Air Force and both of my grandfathers were career military fighter pilots for the Air Force and Navy, and I always think of them and their service and the serv

2015-11-12 16:36:05  

Rainbows and Unicorns

Lag Liv

Cora turns 2 on Thursday. I have thoughts and FEELINGS about this, but since none of my imaginary pagan sacrifices have slowed down her aging AT ALL, I decided to channel my energy into making a birthday party instead. I really love birthday par

2015-11-08 23:37:09  

Apartment C-Squared

Lag Liv

We finished it two weekends ago, but I had important things like new rain boots and kids in costumes to discuss. But here it is, without further ado, in all its way-too-much-furniture-assembly-required glory, the girls' room!Except, as I've ment

2015-11-05 08:03:53  

Halloween: Sir Landon, Queen Elsa-Claire, and Princess Anna-Cora

Lag Liv

Halloween! It is the best. And Halloween on Saturday night is even better.When we last talked, Cora, who is already anti-candy, proved herself to be super anti-costume at her daycare party on Friday. On Saturday, we knew the dragon costume was

2015-11-02 22:50:22  

My Favorite Stories from the Week

Lag Liv

I have a few favorite stories for this week and if there's anything working on the kids' photobooks has taught me it's that I will remember NOTHING that isn't on facebook or captured in this blog (and the blog is easier to search later). And som

2015-10-31 15:02:43  

Landon, Apt. 8

Lag Liv

So, I finished Landon's room! Actually, there's one project left to do, but it's not urgent and we're calling it done because if we have another weekend where I present James with a 27 item to do list and then yell at him anytime he strays off t

2015-10-29 23:31:09  

Recommendations: Books and Soup

Lag Liv

It's been raining for three days and the weather has finally dropped below 90, so we're eating all the soups and I'm making all the photobooks and wishing I had a new fiction book to read instead (I adore those books when they're done, bu MAN hey

2015-10-24 16:57:05  

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