While I’m Out…

I’m going on vacation! Tomorrow the kids and I are heading out on a road trip where we’re going to drive 957.2 miles together, in the same car and then we’ll spend five days riding rides and eating Mickey Mouse-shaped pretzels and even trick-or-treating at The Happiest Place on Earth. I’ll be back in a week. […]

S**t My Kids Say

Me, while driving out to feed my aunt’s cows on her farm: Wouldn’t it be nice to live in the country? The Boy: Can I get a four wheeler? Me: No. The Boy: How about a Polaris? Me: That’s just another word for four wheeler. The Boy: How about a motorcycle? Me: Do you think I […]


The family took a long weekend vacation to Arizona. (Thanks mom and sis!) We needed it. I can’t remember the last time we took a vacation as a family, nor the last time my husband took more than one day in a row to just relax. Or me, for that matter. Let me tell you […]

Lucky 13

Thirteen years ago today, I got married. I was 24. We looked like babies. It was also the very day his hair started turning gray. We may not be exactly where we thought we’d be by now, but in most regards, it’s still a pretty good place.

Stuff I Forgot to Blog About

You know the saying about the best laid plans, right? Well, I seem to be doing a lot more planning than doing when it comes to this blog lately. I’ve been doing lots of painting, but they are all orders for gifts so I can’t show you yet. But – I can share some things […]