Contractually bound

Just fulfilling my “Mom-Blogger” obligations…


She's lost four teeth in the last month. That smile slays me...

This kid needs to stop growing...

Hot. Mess.

Ah! The freckles...

Landon, are you ready for school?

Here come the teachers...

The pictures end there for him because he began sobbing hysterically and had to be pulled from my arms, which you can only image was super duper and such a neat way to start my day.

It was an emotional day – just all around hard. I spent a lot of time praying that we made the right decision, wondering if sending them to school was the right thing. I had a pit in the bottom of my stomach all day. The moments when I wasn’t praying fervently were spent sitting in an Urgent Care getting a shot and prescriptions for the severe reaction I had to the fly bites from the other night. (Turns out I got bit by a yellow fly…which I’m apparently allergic to as evidenced by the fact my legs ballooned up like sausages and burned and itched like nothing I’ve ever felt before.)

So, you know – the first day of school wasn’t traumatic for me at all.

Here’s to better days to come…

For now, I’m praying over this prayer…and reminicsing a cute little first grade Sloan.


  1. melcable says

    amen sista, man we could have used each other today. But all the drama and tears certainly drove me to pray more throughout the day. I seriously even prayed during lunch time that Cooper could open his nachos luncheable that I had forgotten he normally needed adult help for. Here’s is to being driven to our knees!

  2. Don’t worry about Landon, in a few weeks he will not be able to wait to get out to see his friends. I am sure that they all talked you ears off when they got home about all the cool (am I dating myself with that comment?) things and kids in school. Good luck with the bites and that is one of the reasons that after spending much time in the South, I don’t miss the South.

  3. Praying for you (and your precious babies) this morning…that pit-in-the-stomach feeling has to be one of the hardest parts of parenting. You are one incredible mom- praying that God would give you peace and confirmation for this season. Love you, friend!

  4. Awwwww…hang in there Momma! Hope they transition well! They look adorable 🙂

  5. Hope everyone had a wonderful day and that you all settle in to your new routine quickly!

    I took a picture of my last man-child headed out for the first day of his senior year. He was NOT thrilled about taking the picture and said, “We don’t have to post that anywhere!” 🙂