Meet Olive. Daughter of Abram and Opal, born eight days ago. She weighs 10 pounds, is an escape artist extraordinare, and has less than stellar skills at maneuvering a forest. We’ve had to go searching through the depths of the forest for Olive at least once a day for a week. Opal is a first […]
Family photo, August 2018 Liberty, age 15 Eden, age 13 Sterling, age 11 Ruby, age 9 Charlotte, age 7 Pierce, age 6 Elliot, age 4 Stellan, age 2 Blaine and Adrienne, married just shy of 16 years Blaine took new family photos. Everything looks so calm, organized. Nothing like the chaos that life around here […]
There’s a cute boutique nearby that sells similar hats with Missouri on them. Adorable… so I put my own spin on it, and made myself a South Dakota hat. I feels slightly rude, marching around showing SD love when I’ve lived in MO for almost a decade but… I’ll wear it anyway. I made a […]
Blaine did new family pictures in our yard over the weekend. I snapped a few with my phone. I’m excited to see what he got!
Friday afternoon, Sterling and I headed to town to track down more pallets for him to work with. We traded vehicles with Blaine, and took the pickup to follow up on a couple ads for free pallets. Blaine’s truck has its old-truck issues, the passenger door lock being one of them. We fought with it, […]
Sterling worked in South Dakota with my Dad on pallets, tearing them apart and making things. He came home with quite a bit of wood, and has gotten more pallets here. He set up extension cords to power his own little portion of the barn, was given a couple sanders from Grandpa, borrowed a jigsaw […]
And… we’re down again. We finished up meds last week, everyone has new, bright pink skin on all their spots that stand out in untanned fashion against their brown little bodies, and Pierce came down with something new. We saw the doc yesterday. Pierce has viral meningitis. From the way Stellan is now acting, he […]
Stellan had a supervisory role in the building of Dad’s chicken coop. I bought myself a new sticker for my van. I rather love it. And I had to drive all over town and stopped at three stores before I finally found a South Dakota sticker. South Dakotans don’t care to spread the news. They […]
South Dakota has been a blast for the kids this year. Croquet tournaments… Windy days… Providing a different use for the hammocks… And swimming in the local lake… We have three days left. Monday morning we head back to Missouri.
We’ve been in South Dakota for a week now. Croquet, jumping on the trampoline, bicycles, dominoes, and Rummikub are the things that fill our days. We built pallet wood trays… as in, I sanded and picked wood and cut it and Dad did the rest. I tried. Goal: to get good with power tools. One […]