Pony rides

Brandon loves going to daycare. He has friends there and different toys and plenty of activities to keep him busy.  The first day I dropped him off at daycare, I cried my eyes out. I didn't want to leave my child with other people to care for him. Although I still wish I could spend... Continue Reading →

Best Bro Ever

 What do you think when you read Brandon's shirt?  It really didn't land in Washington. So I'll try again on my blog. I have faith in all of you.

Last week

 We had a blast in Washington and Oregon.  Last Saturday, we went to the Puyallup Fair. Saryn won the tractor pull and then did some mutton busting. Brandon loved seeing all the animals. He's a bit too small for the rides still.  My little outlaw. On Sunday, we drove down to Amber and Dan's place... Continue Reading →


We just returned from vacation in the Pacific Northwest. I'll throw more pictures on here later, but first, here are some quick iPhone pictures:

Freedom vs. stability

I recently reread The Glass Castle because it's just so damn good. In it, Jeannette Walls talks about how her mom doesn't want to trade her freedom for stability as most adults end up doing. For the past week, I have been thinking about that. About freedom and stability and whether they are both mutually... Continue Reading →


This picture makes me so proud. My son loves to read and to scribble. He picks up pens and immediately looks for paper. Maybe he'll be a little like me after all. Maybe his blond hair will stay, too.For some time now, Steve and I have been watching Brandon, wondering if he was left-handed. He... Continue Reading →

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