Saturday, March 7, 2015

right now...

-is still plugging away at work and as the ward cubmaster, organist, and music chair

{photo by Des}

-still doing cub scouts. We just had our Blue and Gold banquet, glad that's done.

-working on putting our house back together (still from the remodel and then additionally the leak)

you can see a picture from my last check in here, and then here's one of right now:

we've had carpet replaced, drywall installed (and then repaired), hardwood floors refinished
we've tiled one bathroom, installed a bunch of trim, painted the kitchen ceiling
we're in the middle of doing bathroom counter tops and caulking for paint
still need to paint. oh so much paint. and work on the last bathroom.
there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 -turned four while we didn't have access to the kitchen (refinishing the floors), so had a really low-key celebration upstairs
-is sounding out and reading small words (bob books) and loves to draw and paint
-is filled with intense (and loud) emotion, whether happy, sad, mad, or anything else

-is pretty easy going, especially for a two year old
-must do whatever her older brother is doing
-now shares a room with Des at night
-is talking clearer and in complete sentences

I'm pretty darn excited for the sibling friendship that is developing.

-is a happy dude
-rolls all over the place
-just cut his two bottom teeth (crazy, he's barely 4 months old)
-is messing with my sleep, probably has something to do with the teeth


Friday, March 6, 2015


I love pictures.
But especially old pictures of family.
This is not a revelation to anyone who knows me.
My mom sent me some pictures of pictures the other day.
She was at her aunts house and saw some of my great and great great grandparents.

I saw this one of my great grandmother, Ellen, and thought her familiar.

Here it is sandwiched between two of my mom's teenaged pictures.

Something about that stare/how they hold their head.

So fun to me.

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