So Many Miracles

Photo: Two little boys in the unexpected MVP of my 2019 right now–a hand-me-down sleeping bag from a dear friend. This awesome thing kept my babies warm when I had a hard time keeping them warm.   We went down to Maryland over Christmas knowing the boiler wasn’t long for this world. A bunch of…

The Ugliest House on the Block

Photo: Foamy stuff. Foamy stuff that dripped from the roof to the ground, leaving a trail of foamy stuff allllllllll the way down the front of the house.   One of our animal neighbors is a woodpecker. He’s…aggressive. He found a particular spot on the house, just above one of the second-floor windows, and decided…

The Next Set of Challenges

Photo: It’s still winter, but the absence of snow and the warming temperatures have given us opportunity to visit with the flower beds in preparation for Spring plantings (which are still a ways off). I’m very pleased to see that the over-winter preparations we did back in November have produced gloriously black and nutrient-filled soil…

We’re Still Warm

Photo: A friend of mine put up her children’s dresser for sale on Facebook and I immediately was like, OOO MEE!! GIMMIE!! The boys quickly outgrew the little dresser we’d had in their room, so I had been looking for something cheap and big. She sent me the dresser and this kiddo couch and some sort of…

Are We Really Only Three Days In?

Photo: Just… augh…   Ok, so here is the stupidest thought that I ever have thought ever in the history of my life: “I’m gonna just slide into 2018 and keep my head down and get some work done. I’m gonna mind my business, keep my scalp oiled, keep my eyes on my own work,…

No Rest for the Weary

Photo: This little goofball… I wanted to take a nice candid photo of him watching the fire, and he immediately starts striking a pose. I was like, “No! Ignore me!” and he just couldn’t. So you get the benefit, I guess. Here’s my baby not looking at the fire.   After a week of extreme adulting, The…

Oh Hey, It’s Monday

  It’s going to rain here in Massachusetts tomorrow, Dear Reader. And that’s important to know. Because it would seem that you can’t get your oil tank replaced when it’s raining outside. So my husband gave me a call today at 8:45 asking me what day would be a better day for the men to…

Trouble Comes in Threes

Photo: I wonder which thing God made first: Autumn or New England? Either way, they are made for each other. They are perfection. Autumn and New England are that perfect couple from college that are gorgeous and smart and fun to be around and you secretly hope they’ll break up but they totally make it all the…

Settling Back In

Photo: The first thing we saw when we came up our driveway was a garden that was very well taken care of while we were away. Our tomato plants are taller than we are! The kale is huge and we are going to eat a lot of it this week! There is an adorable baby melon and…

It’s Project Season

Photo: Ol’ Farmer Husband is really showin’ off his green thumb this year. The started plants are thriving and the kale has already been sown into the beds outside (something has gotten to one of them already! What’s eating the plants so early!?). The carrots the boys planted a few weeks ago are also just…