Thirteen years ago today, Blaine and I were married. It’s been the happiest, craziest, most stressful, shortest, fullest years of my life. The first two years were, honestly, awful. I spent the first nine months pregnant and horribly sick. I had massive amounts of growing up to do. I was 18, Blaine was 25 when […]
Wishy washy potty training, dead dishwashers, and blue poop.
We’re just surviving lately. It seems we do a lot of that. It’s hot outside (But my lawn hasn’t gotten the memo with so much rain lately… going to have to address that today.) and we gave up (as in, I was going to lose my sanity and my husband addressed the issue for me) […]
Maisie and Brady
Dogs are not my favorite. I know, that’s so wrong, but… I tolerate them. Rather, we tolerate each other. They carry fleas and lick and jump up on me when they are muddy. I just… tolerate. We have two dogs now, Brady and Maisie. Brady is a tiny 8½ pound 5 year old yorkie/poodle. Maisie […]
So I made a new shirt for Ellie. It suits her very well. Although, she doesn’t seem to want to discuss it. In fact, she promptly took herself elsewhere. After making a slight protest. And then she buried herself in something else. January 2016.
I like to tell myself that they were thrilled.
Two weeks ago today, I arrived home from our local homeschool conference and returned a missed phone call from my sister. She informed me she was a day’s drive down the road headed to my house from Nevada. I hadn’t seen her in three and a half years. So for nearly two weeks now, Alex […]
It should be a country song.
“How on earth?!” moment: Ellie was holding on to the coffee table, started to fall, grabbed at the straw of my ice water cup, it didn’t keep her upright. Instead it tipped over on the coffee table, she landed on her hands and knees on the floor, and the straw of my cup perfectly funneled […]
I don’t care. Wait, I do.
We have a small house. I’ve mentioned this before. We have nine people living in 1289 square feet and it works… it even works well. But the house is full. I’ve gone down to bare minimum to live fairly comfortably but it still leaves us with a full house. And I’m okay with that. I […]
On the days you can’t do any more, then what?
Most of the time, I feel like I can handle my life. Lately, even, I wonder about having another or if seven is it for us. Life is crazy, chaos even, but it’s fun. Most of the time. Then I have days like today. Yesterday Blaine told me he’d have to work today. He usually […]
Minesweeper, Real Life Version
Walking through my house in the dark is a little like playing Minesweeper. You know, that computer game with hidden landmines that you mindlessly click on spaces, hoping to not land on one of the ten mines in a 100 square space? Or you decide to up the ante and you go to the 1,000 […]
Saturday Fun and Other Happenings Around Here
We went to a birthday party for a friend today. Some of the kids got their faces painted. It was an amazing job. (Ruby and Charlotte said they didn’t want theirs painted… because they’d have to take another bath. Silly.) I made a dress for the birthday girl. Ruby is about her size and helped […]
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