Lachlan loves markers. Washable, dry erase, permanent – he’s not picky. He likes to bite them, suck on them… and draw himself whiskers. At first it was occasional. I’m starting to suspect he’s got suppliers that are sneaking them to him like a drug dealer, because we’re picking up in frequency. These days, it’s rare […]
2022 in Review
2022 was a strange year. The strangeness hasn’t resolved yet. But. Our year in review: In January, we were living at my parents. Blaine and I and the two littlest boys were in their converted chicken coop now bunkhouse. The rest of the kids were in their house with them. It’s strange to be separated […]
Merry Christmas to each of you! We had a fantastic surprise when Liberty escaped the winter storms in South Dakota days ahead of her plan and walked down the yard on Thursday morning. She’d driven through the night, through Iowa at 30 miles per hour because of the storm. We’re so glad she made it. […]
Life took a turn for crazy and I’m still trying to figure out how to keep my head above water. I began working at the restaurant where Eden and Sterling have been working last week. I’m working 3-4 5-hour shifts each week waiting tables. I did waitress work back in high school and enjoyed it, […]
Thanksgiving in our home was good. Very good. Liberty came, we made appetizers and fried a couple turkeys, and it was sheer chaos and such a mess. It was normal, for the first time in a year and a half. My kids were all under one roof. I mopped the floor half a dozen times […]
Things have hit the harder stage… trying to figure out how where to put things that have no obvious home. Pitching things has become my favorite past time. The piles of boxes we’ve burned has been a bit of triumph each time. The struggle to walk through the house is much eased, but we have […]
Done. And just beginning.
My house is wrecked. My degree of overwhelm is high. Just do the next thing. So, I took Pierce to meet our new pediatrician today. Refilled his meds, all the while hoping he doesn’t have to finish this bottle. The ped is going to call neurology in St Louis and make a referral, while trying […]
There’s work to be done, but it’s here.
After a three day whirlwind trip to South Dakota, we are back home with a full horse trailer and moving truck and our storage units there are empty and keys returned. All of those things, along with anything that has been left at my parents, is all here. Littles has been unloaded, but it’s here […]
Lachlan: 13 months.
Lachlan is starting to talk more and more. I caught a cute video of him the other day. He’s becoming a joy – such an improvement from his early months.
We spent the night in the new house for the first time last night, 13 days after we bought it. We lack most of our furniture, only the kids rooms are finished with paint, and there’s so many projects to finish. But it was getting colder at night in the camper and I was over […]