Charlotte woke Blaine and I up at 5:00am Monday morning. Blaine’s done with work, we had a long list of things to do to pack up and move this week. Charlotte’s words woke me up cold. “Eden sent me to get you. Pierce is having a seizure.” Surely not. He’s never. We’ve never. He’s as […]
After 13 months of living with my parents, spread out under three different roofs, and belongings in two storage units and spread around my parent’s property, we’re making another move. This one, as uncertain as the first, but with a decent grasp of what comes next, has us headed back south. Blaine does not appreciate […]
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 […]