Mother’s Day Photos Because With 5 Boys, Every Day is Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

What is life really like in a house of five boys?

It can be a lot of work, but it’s a LOT of fun too – This is just part of why I wouldn’t trade my life for anything!

Sonogram Picture - Baby waving hello
Conception = purpose – From the beginning, each child has a purpose ~ This is my son.

Noah and Me
Noah and Me
Unplanned pregnancy - newborn photo
Conception = possibility!  A day old – This little one was specially planned!
Walk in the Snow - warming George's ears
Family = provider. Warmth in the cold.

Pride in serving God through altar serving
Family = teaching. Children to serve the Lord.
1Momand5Boys 5 Boys in asled
Family = Perfect pictures – every time…


all of us
…or not!


Noah (at 2? years old)
Time = Chubby cheeked kid…


Noah with "bloody" smiley fries
…turns into this! (Noah 2014)
Troy and Matt being goofy.
Time = Hard to believe this came from…
Troy & Matt - shocked faces
…this! (Troy and Matt, Wind Cave – Summer 2007)
Geroge goofy face
Time = This turned into…
George 2014
…this! Yeah – George hasn’t changed!








Kaleb wrapped up in Christmas paper
He is our little Gift!
Kaleb, Me, Noah, and George - Halloween 2013
Boys in the car
Love looking back to these faces!
I would do anything for..."my Mom"
Other kids wrote things like pizza and x-box; Noah came up with this on his own.
A note from George "Left food out in case you guys wanted some"
When I work late and everyone is asleep before I get home, I find little surprises. So thoughtful…
George & Noah - Happy Mother's Day sign
Mother’s Day Morning 2013
five boys with haircuts
In age order – Troy, Matt, George, Noah, Kaleb – after haircuts – Kaleb’s 1st! (Summer 2013)
Kaleb covered in marker.
Yep, it was permanent – His face says it all!
Birthday card drawn by Noah "I love you sooooooo much - to mommy - faith - family is the best"
A birthday card from Noah
Troy, Me, and Matt
Matt is affectionate. Troy is too cool to hug his mom!
"Hey Mom. I have mint chocolate chip ice cream I have been saving since Wednesday so to celebrate the end of classes so enjoy (if you in the can, if not, you can have it tomorrow"
George saved his ice cream for two days so I could celebrate the ending of my late night class!
Kaleb, George, Noah and Me in Dark Sunglasses at a party
Having fun!
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Budding entrepreneurs – when you can’t find a job, you make one!
Noah with Fake Mustache
Love this serious dude!


Cut out paper hearts and handrawn cards
Valentine’s Day 2013
Party hats and dark sunglasses
Party after family Memorial Mass – George & Noah – best buds!
Matt making a face - looking sophisticated - or just weird.
Matt – hoping to be a future Clemson graduate; he’s thinking pre-law.
Kaleb asleep in church
Cuddling Kaleb.
All 6 of us dressed up for a wedding
All dressed up – A rare moment! – August 2012
Kaleb and Noah making Twnkies. All 6 of us posing on rocks by a lake
Kaleb & Noah – Making homemade Twinkies and all of us figuring out the self-timer on my camera!
Me, George, Matt
This is one of my favorites – Christmas tree chopping, December 2012 (I think!)
Me sitting on Kaleb
I’ll be sitting at the gun club every Monday night for the next 14 years – oy vey!
Kaleb laughing hysterically with chocoalte cookie crumbs on his face
The face of a surprise pregnancy!
Noah - Hands fodled as he is made an altar server for the first time.
Don’t let the angelic look fool you – Noah both tests me and provides me with Hope! 😉
George & Me
All of us - Easter 2014
This is my crew – Easter 2014

Happy Mother’s Day

from all of us to all of you!

May God Bless You!

PS I may have gone overboard on the photos! Thanks for bearing with me! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Photos Because With 5 Boys, Every Day is Mother’s Day!”

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  2. My hat’s off to you. I have one child, a son. Because of my chronic pain and mental health issues, raising more than one child would have been overwhelming for me. He turned out well in spite of having a mother like me.
    I’m visiting from the A to Z challenge list. My team’s poetry blog is at Poetry of the Netherworld.

    1. Hi Cheesemeister – love the name btw. I am sorry to hear about your pain and mental health issues. There are so many challenges to this life, so many things to be overwhelmed about. I have been through some very bad experiences too. I see your blog is so full of darkness. I am sorry to see that. I know how the pull of darkness lures people in. It is like the warm comfort of the womb, familiar, enveloping, present. LIGHT is so much more glaring, so much more frightening in so many ways because when we move into the Light our flaws are made visible and we risk others seeing us as we truly are; we risk seeing ourselves as we truly are, but the Light is also healing and peaceful and genuine and Love. The darkness always threatens the Light, but darkness never extinguishes Light.
      I have a friend who says it takes 66 days to form a habit. What if you made the Light a habit (I’m not asking you to believe yet, although I openly admit hoping your “habit” becomes so much more than that!)? What if you read the Bible or prayed the Rosary, researching and contemplating its Mysteries, every day for 66 days for about 20 minutes a day? Even if you think it won’t make a difference – it’s only 20 minutes. What have you got to lose?
      In the meantime, I probably sound like I’m beating you over the head with my faith, and that’s not what I am trying to do. I am trying to reach out and extend my hand because I know you can rise with a strength that is not your own! I will shut up now and just add you to my prayers, hoping you too will be feeling the Light shine on your heart and in your mind soon.

      God Bless You, Cheesemeister!

  3. Holly Cow, 5 boys…that makes me tired just thinking about it. Don’t know how you keep your sanity. Awesome pictures. Road tripping through a-z, as I continue to blog a-z in May.

    1. Thanks Sandy – Who said I kept my sanity? Who said I ever had any in the first place??? 😉
      Thanks for stopping by. I’ll run by Traveling Suitcase and check your site out too!

  4. Such thoughtful boys. “I’d do anything for…my mom.” Melt my heart! And saving ice cream for the end of YOUR class–aw, how sweet. How blessed you are.

  5. Nothing, and I mean nothing, means love more than saving ice cream for me. Wow! Your kids are amazing. And so are you 🙂

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