A Long Winter’s Nap and Other Ramblings


Aren’t you ready for a long winter’s nap?  We sure are!  This is a little game the boys have been playing for about a month.  If you say "Night, Night, _____ (insert boy name)", they hit the deck, thumb in mouth, and get in sleeping position.  I really need to get it on video – it’s a riot.

If the next parts seem random and unrelated, it’s because they are…but I’ve been meaning to post a few things so fasten your seatbelts for some classic rambling!

  • I’ve been meaning to show you these:


Aren’t they just precious?  No mantle to hang them on yet, but I think the staircase makes a nice display. I got these off of Pottery Barn after Christmas clearance last year and could hardly wait to get them hung.   I am such a sucker for embroidered names. It’s when I look at all of their names on 4 different things, that it sinks in a little further that we have 4 BOYS!

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  • You might have noticed that I added my "tweets" to our right sidebar. Feel free to "follow me"  by clicking the link, if you’d like a little glimpse of my daily reality. And if you are new to all this bird jabber, this article is a good twitter introduction.


  •  New challenge of the week:  The boys are learning to use their toys and books as weapons.  Let’s just say the bridge of my nose still hurts from yesterday. Discipline is such a fun part of my job description (written with major sarcasm).

  • We’re all quite excited for Christmas.  We’ll be traveling for Brad’s side of the family for Christmas Eve. Home just the 6 of us for Christmas, and then having my side of the family here the weekend following.  I can hardly wait to experience it all!


  • We got the boys one big gift for Christmas morning.  They are going to LOVE it! Any guesses? Need a hint?  Hmmmm…It doesn’t contain batteries.

  • Last, but CERTAINLY NOT least.  I’ve been mentoring a fellow quad mama, who blew past my personal 32 week milestone this week.  Suzy is 32 weeks 4 days today!  It’s absolutely miraculous, especially since she’s been on hospital bed rest since 25 weeks with contractions AND on "The Mag". I cannot even put to words, how HARD Suzy is fighting right now for these babies.  It’s a true sacrificial love, and I know she would appreciate your prayers!  Love you, Suzy! 

16 thoughts on "A Long Winter’s Nap and Other Ramblings"

  1. Is your house ALWAYS that clean? Cripe-I have a 2 month old and my house is a disaster! You are the mother of a small brood!! You always amaze me Jen.
    Love Yous guys.

  2. Suzanne says:

    LOVE the night-night game! that is too cute and yes, we MUST see some video! LOVE the stockings on the staircase–very creative (but then again, with YOU- i am definitely NOT suprised!) great pottery barn stockings–perfect! (you have GREAT taste!–wink–) and SUPER excited about suzy!!! she rocks my socks off!!! love you SO much! does your Christmas plans involve flying to TX to play with the Steecieeees? xooxoxoxoxoxoxoxo 😉

  3. Jen says:

    My guess is something for outside, like a playset. :o) We got our little girl a play kitchen but I think most of those use batteries.

  4. Kiki says:

    Love the stockings! I may be looking at Pottery Barn after Christmas!

    A train table.

  5. We hang our stockings on the stairway railing too as we don’t have a mantle either. Love your adorable stockings! Once our next one arrives, I plan to get matching stockings for us all…right now they are a bit mismatched.

    My two also like to pretend to go ‘night night’ and have even learned to pretend to snore now! Its so funny!!

    Enjoy your Christmas!!!

  6. Rachael says:

    ha, so cute! my three do the SAME thing when we say night-night! they even have a song they call the night-night song and when it comes on they do the same thing. it’s too cute!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Train Table???? That’s what we got our 2 yr old Thomas fan!

  8. Jac Tubre says:

    Love, Love, Love, Love it! I really love the picture of Brad reading to ??? What a horrible Murray crew follower I am…I can’t tell who it is!

    Love yall,

  9. Kate says:

    I LOVE those stockings. Two years ago, I fell in love with those, but I was pregnant, so I had to wait! Last year, I was so excited, I ordered them in Ocotober! They have cuter options for boys though, and 2 of mine are girls. Anyhoo… I’m guessing you got one of those climbing cubes or a playhouse for them. Can’t wait to see!

  10. Lorie says:

    I love the stockings. And they are so cute. You really do need to get a video of them “sleeping”.

    I try to get my camera out once a month for just regular stuff. Otherwise it seems we only get it out for vacation, Christmas and birthdays!

  11. Amy says:

    A train table!? That’s what we got our little guy for Christmas and he’s about the same age as yours.

  12. Sarah says:

    Okay..those 4 little stockings are absolutly adorable! I must hit up Pottery Barn this year! I have been wanting to find a cute stocking for Luke and now..our new little boy on the way. and my guess is a huge bounce house…that’s what we got Luke this year. I can see 4 busy boys loving that!
    Merry Christmas! and enjoy every moment!

  13. Hmm, their present: a sailboat?

    They get cuter and cuter every time I stop by your blog. Which needs to be more frequently!

  14. Dawn says:

    I am guessing a play set for the backyard. 🙂


  15. Kaitlyn says:

    Your boys are just so adorable. I don’t always say it, because I don’t want to seem redundant, but I always enjoy hearing about your days!

  16. Leslie says:

    That is awesome! I say night night to my 2yr old and she promptly says NO NIGHT NIGHT and runs away! She use to listen to us…i swear lol

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