Category: Family

Grateful for Clean Clothes

The last few days have been rough, emotionally, for me. I couldn’t understand what was “wrong”?  I was doing my best, every day, but still . . .  SOMETHING WAS MISSING! I thought maybe it was my daily workouts that I was missing?  Or maybe I was STILL not getting enough sleep?  But NO!!!!!  I just couldn’t figure it out.… Read more →

Happy Birthday Daddy!

In TRUE Wardle fashion, I am a day late in wishing my sweet Dad a VERY I love you Dad! (He just turned 61 – so proud!) You are someone I can turn to, when life is kicking me down.   Someone I can vent to, but then encourages me to see things from another perspective. Someone I can celebrate life’s… Read more →

I am FINALLY feeling better!

I am STARTING to feel MUCH BETTER!   Microsoft Publisher 2007 “HURRAH!!” I HONESTLY started to believe I “had something” because I have never felt SO EXHAUSTED for such a long period of time (10 days).  But looking back now, I can see why I felt so tired, actually exhausted.   I was sad. WHY? Well, I FINALLY figured it out this… Read more →

The Art of BALANCE . . .

The last few days have been more than difficult.  They have been EXHAUSTING!  I don’t know if it is jet lag, or Paul’s flu bug from Costa Rica, or something I might have caught on the plane.  But all I know is that if I don’t keep myself balanced, I am going to lose it! Having four in school, at… Read more →

1st Day of School

I did it!  Yes, I did it!  I made it through the 1st day of school!  I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it, and still functioning (somewhat) too! I have tried to prepare my oldest for his 1st day of Junior High. Doesn’t E look just THRILLED to go?  I’ll be honest, this was taken after school… Read more →

I LOVE Sunday!

 I LOVE Sunday!  I always have.  It is my favorite day of the week.  Even as a child I loved Sunday.  It was the one day that I could count on my father being home, dinner on the table, great conversation and none of the regular distractions that come during the week. Paul and I have tried very hard to… Read more →

Fun with Daddy!

We had a wonderful day with Daddy!  ALL DAY TOO!  We let Paul choose what he would like to do with us today.  He had his pick of: the beach, the Children’s Museum, the Gold Museum, or a trip to a volcano.  He chose the beach! The Kids LOVED the idea!  (E & K swimming to their hearts content!) I… Read more →

Kid’s are Bloggin’ Today!

Welcome to the “Whitti Children’s Blog”. Today we have 4 special guest bloggers: L, G, K and E. They are going to share with you their favorite moments in Costa Rica. Our first guest blogger is L.  She personally picked ALL these pictures (yes, this took A LOT of patience!) and these are HER WORDS to describe the picture.  Enjoy!… Read more →


Yes, it is true, Paul is sick today and I am tired.  We had plans to go to the beach but Paul had a fever all night.  So, change of plans.  We would have got out of the house and gone somewhere close by but the freeway was closed for the day.  YEP!  The ENTIRE FREEWAY CLOSED, only one too! … Read more →

E’s First Time at the Temple

Today was a very special day for our oldest son, E. He attended the temple for the first time! The San Jose, Costa Rica Temple – Pretty Special!! E with his dad, Paul – before we entered the temple. E was patient to go; we had to wait for Paul’s leg to heal enough to take him. Stitches have been… Read more →