Trying to maintain my sanity and live to blog about it.
this is us
Blaine and I have been married for nineteen years. He’s a photographer, jack of all trades, and capable of everything he sets his mind to. Currently he’s working driving semi doubles, hauling grain.
Liberty is 18, strong and independent. She my organizer, math brained, detail oriented, my horse lover. She has an associate’s degree in business accounting and works at the local grain elevator driving semi, mixing fertilizer, and proving herself to be entirely capable.
Eden is 17, strong willed and determined. She has the strength to move mountains and a song in her heart – and on her lips. She loves her violin. She works as a CNA at a local assisted living home and just finished high school. She plans to pursue a degree in Marketing.
Sterling is 15, kind, and helpful. Working with wood is his passion, and he spends every spare minute planning and executing his projects. You’ll always find a knife in his pocket – or six. He loves to hunt. This boy is prepared. He works for a neighbor in his machine shop, fixing small engines and learning the trade. He’s finished with 9th grade.
Ruby is 13, fiery, quiet, and stubborn. She loves cooking, flowers, and books and all things beautiful. She loves the babies and loves making things pretty. She’s grandpa’s right hand man in the lambing barn. She’s just finished 8th grade.
Charlotte is 11, and my talker. She will spare no detail in her conversations and loves her family and friends fiercely. Writing is her passion, and drawing pictures brings her joy. This girl takes everything seriously. Charlotte just finished 6th grade.
Pierce is 10, and lives up to his name: “the rock”. He works hard, plays hard, and likes his own way – a lot. He’s loyal and passionate about everything he does. He’s a fantastic big brother, helping with the littles with a happy heart. Pierce is done with 5th grade.
Elliot is 8, going on 16. She loves babies, schoolwork, books, and being big. She aspires to be any age she hasn’t been yet. She loves to read and challenge herself to goals she sets. Elliot has finished 2nd grade.
Stellan is 6, and a love. He loves momma best, but ranking right up there are his bike and matchbox cars. He’s determined to keep up with his siblings – and he does. Stellan just finished kindergarten.
Creed just turned two in May. He’s a bruiser, moving as fast as his chubby legs can take him, and climbing everything he can scale. He’s still working on learning what no means and how to use the toilet. He keeps us all on our toes.
Lachlan was born in September 2021 and is the smiliest little guy – if he knows you. Otherwise, he’ll stare you down. He’s desperate to move and is a proficient roller so far. He’s a great snuggler.