This is one of my family’s favorite crock pot meals. Carnitas 1. slow cook pork roast (or boneless ribs) on low for 4-6 hours or however long it takes to 2. shred your meat (you could drain the fat at this point, but your carnita meat may be a little bit drier). 3. add taco… Continue reading Carnitas


Inspiration for Parenting Littles

Our Ladies Bible Study (now called Ruby Tuesdays) is doing a series on mothering right now. My good friend Kathy Wilson taught about “Thoughtful Parenting for the Early” years last Tuesday. I will post the link as soon as the podcast becomes available. In the meantime, you may want to go to the Metro Moms… Continue reading Inspiration for Parenting Littles


One More Memory

Be careful what you say. Just this weekend I said to my mother, “we haven’t been to the emergency room for a while, I have a feeling we are due for a visit.” The context for such a comment was my boys trying to use a skateboard ramp their friend (Jack’s other cousin, Evan) brought to the… Continue reading One More Memory


Making Memories

 My brother Jimmy’s family and ours went to the Baltimore Aquarium on Monday. We had a great time. Here the kids are waiting to see the dolphin show. (left to right: Jack, Izzy, Maggie, Charli, Caleb, Joshua). Here’s Maggie showing Charli the turtles. Charlie loves fish and turtles. It was so cute to watch how… Continue reading Making Memories


Our Townhouse and Twins

Here’s a fascinating little bit of information about our old townhouse. The original owners of the townhouse had twins. When they moved out, they rented the house to a family who had twins. We bought the house, and of course, we have twins. Briana lived with us for a year or so when we lived… Continue reading Our Townhouse and Twins


a name is a name is a name?

I thought I’d pass on a fascinating little tidbit of information about myself here on the blog. Here it is:   My name includes every vowel but one. L-a-u-r-i-e.   Well. That’s all I’ve got these days. By the way, can you think of any other names boast this distinction?  Also, my husband’s name is the initial consonant… Continue reading a name is a name is a name?