We were headed to the storage unit earlier this week to pull school books out and make a plan for the new school year. We had the van packed to the gills with bags and boxes to put in there. Tape, sharpie markers, and knives to open boxes were the top items to collect. I […]
The ugly dresser the Liberty got for her birthday got a makeover. The starting piece, to remember how ugly it was: Liberty sanded it and picked out a fun blue paint. She tells me she enjoyed the project. I think it turned out really cute. Not perfect by any means – it wasn’t capable of […]
Because Liberty leads a more interesting life than I, part two. Burying tractors/sprayers/semis in muddy fields is a normal occurrence in the spring. Thankfully, farming requires large machines that can help pull things out of the mud, and farmers are quick to help. I do think they practically enjoy it, even. They hire the elevator […]
Lachlan’s poop face is my favorite. It’s getting published here so I can keep it forever. That’s all.
Five kids loaded up bright and early last Saturday morning and headed west to the Black Hills for church camp. It’s a new camp for all of them, since we joined a different church here than the one my parents had attended previously. Tonight they pulled back into the driveway, battle weary, slightly sunburned, and […]
We feed him, I promise! He usually even gets his food on a plate, at a table. But you know. Sometimes you just decide to clean up your spilled popcorn like a dog.
Creed was playing on the front step yesterday when he got ahold of a tiki torch and drank the fuel. I don’t know how much, I don’t know why the torch was there – it hadn’t been and no one is confessing to having moved it there. Regardless, what followed were some of the scarier […]
Liberty turned 19 on Sunday. I’m still a little in denial. I was married and expecting her at 19. I cannot believe she’s nearly so old. She’s going easy on me with the boys just yet though. Her requests for her birthday gifts: a dresser and a lunchbox cooler. That’s when I knew she really […]
In honor of Liberty, who turned 19 this past Sunday, a story. Liberty works in the fertilizer department at a grain elevator. She drives a semi, a fertilizer spreader (tractor) and skid steer all on a regular basis. One day last week, she was working at the elevator when a part broke in the mechanism […]
Liberty, aka “Bobby” to Creed, called one day and said she was working in a field close to home spreading fertilizer and asked if I could run Creed to her. He’s still talking about it almost a month later. He got to ride with her for hours. He now sleeps with his little spreader toy […]