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’s in her second year of college studying business accounting, all online.
Eden is 16, strong willed and determined. She has the strength to move mountains and a song in her heart – and on her lips. She works as a CNA at a local assisted living home and is in her senior year of high school.
Sterling is 14, 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 a freshman in high school.
Ruby is 13, fiery, quiet, and stubborn. She loves flowers and books and all things beautiful. She loves the babies and loves making things pretty. She’s in 8th grade.
Charlotte is 11, and my talker. She will spare no detail in her conversations and loves her family and friends fiercely. This girl takes everything seriously. Charlotte is in 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 in 5th grade.
Elliot is 7, 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 is in 2nd grade.
Stellan is 5, 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 is in Kindergarten.
Creed turned 1 in May. He’s a bruiser, moving as fast as his chubby legs can take him. He’s still working on learning what no means. He keeps us all on our toes.
Lachlan was born September 2021. He’s quiet and sweet and made the boys in this crew very happy when he made the boys vs girls split even, five boys, five girls.