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the best year of my life

the best year of my life

I was not one of those people who always assumed they would have kids. I mean, when I was younger, I loved my big family and figured I would have a big family, too. But then I went to college and I fell in love with learning. And I chased that dream for more than … Continue reading

between raindrops

between raindrops

Today was mostly rainy and grey, but we headed out to the local garden center’s spring open house. Last summer, we stumbled upon the most amazing garden center just a few miles from our house. Although finding Ted Lare was a happy accident, it quickly became our favorite place for plants, rocks, fun garden art, … Continue reading

march 15: small

march 15: small

Tater may be small, but girlfriend is mighty. And naughty. Good grief, is she naughty. And not just regular toddler naughty. Like super mega you’re kidding right naughty. But so dang cute that you can’t help but laugh, even when you know you shouldn’t.

march 14: favorite

march 14: favorite

I love all of my nieces and nephews, but Miss Moo will forever hold a special place in my heart. I drove all day just to hold her in my arms on the day she was born. And now she’s, like, all grown up. And sassy. And smart. She’s a keeper. I just went to … Continue reading

march 11: happy place

march 11: happy place

Grandpa’s number one happy place is a cabin in the Rocky Mountains, listening to the elk bugle and the river rush by. But judging by the look on his face, sharing Sunday morning breakfast with Bubba runs a close second.

march 9 & 10: make/floral

march 9 & 10: make/floral

Sorry for the tardiness of this post. Bubba and I spent a lovely, leisurely weekend in Nebraska visiting Grandpa and Grandma and the combination of the time change and the total disregard for routine has made for an interesting 48 hours. But today was back to work and real life ((sigh)). I can’t quite decide … Continue reading

march 8: young

march 8: young

Moo and Tater absolutely adore Bubba. Moo always asks to hold him and will sit and share her toys with him and hug and kiss him for hours. Tater is fascinated by him and follows him around, pointing and yelling “BAYBEEEEE!!!! BAYBEEE!!!!” She is not a fan of sharing her toys (especially the bunnies she … Continue reading

march 5: out the window

march 5: out the window

A few weeks back, Bubba and I spent the weekend in Nebraska visiting Grandma and Grandpa. They were both working at the store, so we spent the afternoon there. Bubba loved the front windows and spent the afternoon as the official greeter.

back in the saddle with photo-a-day

back in the saddle with photo-a-day

Hello friends. It’s been a long time. I’m not even sure any of you are still out there, but just in case you are, I’m here. As I mentioned in my last post, when we lost Papa, I lost my way. For a long, long time, I didn’t feel like writing. Or being silly or … Continue reading

our year in review: 2013

our year in review: 2013

I’ve managed to repair some of the damage done to my blog, restoring photos for most of last year. The greater loss is from 2012, during which I was much more diligent at blogging. As I was reuploading photos, I found some wonderful reminders of the trials and triumphs of 2013. In January, we traveled … Continue reading