Gifts

Gifts

Before I up and leave town, I want to say some things about today.   Thing One: This is a heart-full of lovely people. Each one is a gift for which I am so grateful!   Thing Two: Joann brought these for us today, and they could not be more perfect for our home. I(…)

Accomplishments a la bullet points

Accomplishments a la bullet points

A proper list of things I accomplished this week might include the following: Some school with my high schoolers; Lots of reading to the toddler; Managing my life from the Kindle while my PC was out of commission (again); Went to see a doctor; Took various kids to various appointments; Went back to the doctor(…)

The heart of man disposeth his way:

The heart of man disposeth his way:

…  but the Lord must direct his steps. – Psalm 16:9 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)   It was Saturday morning. For the last 5 weeks, that has meant an early rise and drive across the valley with my honey (stopping at the QT before we hit the freeway to pick up bag lunches), for a five(…)

Audition Portraits

Audition Portraits

… or, “Any Excuse To Take Photos of my Kiddos!”     My lovely Laurent was on her way to an audition this evening, and I needed to try to capture a smidgen of her beauty. And then, wouldn’t you know, when I set the camera down, Megan came along and took better pictures than(…)

Fun with Jovi

Fun with Jovi

            Jovi was back on Sunday, and in fine form. He’s getting around and scooting as quick as can be, plus pulling himself up and walking a little more all the time. So determined! I love this little guy so much. Just have to remember to take my glasses off(…)

New Puppy!

New Puppy!

Yesterday we had to take our sweet Gwinnie to the vet for her shots.  She was excited to get out of the house and go somewhere in the car, and she was excited to be at the vet, where there were so many smells!  Oh, the smells! It was fairly uneventful: she barely felt the(…)

Jovi

Jovi

Paul and I have been extravagantly blessed with the children God has placed in our lives, both our own as well as all the neighborhood kids who are our God-children. It would be impossible to pick any favorites – we love them all so much! But I kind of lie – because there’s Joanthony “Jovi” Gonzales,(…)

Spending ALL the money!

Spending ALL the money!

It only takes a spark to get a fire going, they say… well, to tweak the phrase, it only takes one trip to the college bookstore with two college students to empty the bank account. Ok, that was more than a tweak, but you get my point, yes?  Even if we did get off easy(…)

The Big 18

The Big 18

Last week a very momentous milestone was reached in the Heidmann family.  Megan Olivia reached voting age! In lieu of a party on her actual birthday, Paul took the family out for dinner to Westgate Which Wich (which, if you haven’t been there, has DA BEST sandwiches EVAHH!). The real party, however, came on Friday.(…)

A Multiplicity of Celebrations

A Multiplicity of Celebrations

This past weekend was busy in some unusual ways.  For Paul it was, perhaps, busiest of all, as he had to take a flying trip up to the ranch after work on Thursday for a Friday morning meeting of the Carrizo Ranch Association.  Apparently it was a good, cordial and productive meeting, with little of(…)