I make sure that they have masks and water bottles when I send them off on the bus in their assigned seats. They come home happy and talking about recess and speciality classes (gym and art and music) and what was for lunch. I see their work they bring home. My daughter is reading four… Continue reading Back to School
We went back to Dead Horse Point State Park a few weeks ago, at the end of summer. It was smoky and hot, but we enjoyed ourselves immensely: watching sunset, driving in the mountains, fishing, and visiting friends. Little EE really enjoys Moab and misses living there. She likes exploring in the sand and the… Continue reading Small moments
I've been homeschooling for almost two years. And then there was a pandemic, so I sent my kids back to school. I'm a bit backwards like that. Really, though, the decision to send my kids back to school was not very related to the pandemic. I knew I didn't want to homeschool for that long--we… Continue reading Return to School
We took the roof off of our house in July and we put it back on again. We also had a family camping trip and saw lots of family. (And there's a pandemic, but we largely ignored that except we do wear masks in public and try to keep our distance.) Our garden is growing.… Continue reading July
For the last eight years, my primary task has been raising children. I had toddlers and babies and that takes up a lot of time. Things don’t get done, and I was constantly bored and yet couldn’t do anything. Well, life has changed. I don’t have young kids anymore. My youngest is three years old,… Continue reading My life is crazy and I love it.
We went and visited a few neighbors today and it felt beautiful. My kids have enjoyed swim lessons a lot for the past three weeks, but I will also be glad when they are over on Thursday. I do love just watching them learn. I love going to parks very much. I talked to a… Continue reading A few good things
We finished digging. I am a bit amazed we finished digging because it took so ridiculously long. All the kids had birthdays. MM (9): She is really getting very responsible and growing in so many good ways. She loves reading books. She loves mythology. She is learning how to cook and bake. She loves to… Continue reading Things Happening Lately
I moved. It wasn't completely intentional. Life has been really weird lately. We have this house we own and we've been visiting it to fix it up. And then I just sort of stayed longer. And then we moved up all our stuff. And I guess we live here now. I love this home and… Continue reading moving