Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What did you buy with $5?

I bought these two boxes of "Shatterproof Ornaments".
I bought them from Big Lots at 75% off=$2.75 each.

Then I got a trusty hanger from the closet, dabbed hot glue on each of
the ball's tops, and started stringing.

About 15 minutes later I had...

Next year when I put a ribbon on this it's
going to be GORGEOUS.

Not a bad way to spend $5!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Honesty: This is Me

Here is my life in pictures:
Don't laugh.  This is all very accurate.
The life of a single mom stinks.

Recharged for the week

Still truckin' along

Starting to feel spousal absence too profoundly

Just need some space

Beast.  100% Beast.
Just ask my kids tonight.
Oh wait, they went to bed early.  No witnesses.

Jake's home.  Aah.
However, he does go to school from 11-7.

Church makes me happy.

Do it all over again.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Nothing makes me happier than to see my boys becoming friends.

Admit it, your heart is going

People often look at me like I'm crazy with my little kids so close together.

I say it's the sanest thing I've done.

I love you, monkeys!

What? A Craft?

It's been so long!  We did another book project to say good-bye to winter.

Okay, tutorial (sort of).  People, this is so easy.  Just go get a book off of your bookshelf, think of a craft to go with it.  (Or look one up online.  My favorite sites are Child Fun, Kaboose, CraftBits, AmazingMoms, or the blogs on the side under My Favorite Links.) It does not have to be fancy.  I mean, look at's marshmallows.  That's it.  Please do it!  I promise your kids will start to love reading even more and pick up  on essential skills for the learning years.  Just do it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Luke ( A Little Late)

Who's 2??

Lukey is!
Or was....
Our middle boy turned 2.
Poor middle child.  
Lukey definitely has the most personality of our children.
Thank heavens because middle children sometimes get lost
in the melee.

They have to grow up real fast when another one comes along
so quickly.

We love our Lukey!  

We took the whole fam bowling to celebrate #2 turning #2.

Then we got some real nasty spongebob cupcakes from Wal-Mart
clearance aisle to make the famous shove-your-cake-in-your-face picture.
(We did the joint birthday party for Luke and Ethan since
they're too young to really care yet.)
Partake in the goodness: 

Lukey is the child that can make me laugh the hardest (and, of course, cry the hardest).
I love you with all my heart you little pest!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year's ( A Little Late)

Happy New Year's from the Hutchings Family!!

Bringing the year in 
"in style".

There's Your Sign

Jake recently got an MP3 player to travel with.  The only playlist he downloaded from my iTunes:

Who'd a thunk?  Certainly not Jake 6 years ago.  I love it!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Someday Soon...

Today I got to lay down and snuggle with my 3 year old when he couldn't fall asleep.  Life was perfect.  For a moment.

We've all been under the weather here on "The Farm".  I'll update soon.