I finally extracted some photos from my phone! If you look at twenty of your favorite photos from the last few months, life seems pretty amazing.
So here we are. Looking at summer. Everything is blooming right now in the most remarkable way. I love May flowers. We have been in our mountain house, and I have been working. Living near Moab, I sort of felt bad that I didn't go hiking more often or that I didn't really like mountain… Continue reading Entering summer
We have been working on our house a lot. I started an instagram account in order to track progress (@diymountainrenovation). We've put in new garage shelves, taken out old shelves, dug out footings (still working on it), fixed a spring box (for our water), pumped our septic system and made it so we can access… Continue reading A quick update
I probably should get out more. I live near Moab, and basically no one is allowed to come visit here right now. The National Parks are also closed here (and all the camping and hotels and lots of everything else). But there are lots of other places to go, so hypothetically we should be biking and… Continue reading We are here
So here we are. I feel like I have oscillated between depression and joy over the last few weeks. My kids are a constant and they seem unfazed, as their lives are pretty much the same. I am finding that they don't need me as much, which feels strange to me. I have found comfort… Continue reading Random Thoughts in Quarantine
I love my extended family. My Grandma and Grandpa died recently (my dad's parents), and I have a photograph of my Grandpa's funeral at the end. There were so many family members there and I am so grateful we were able to do that before quarantines and stay-at-home orders started. We've been doing video chats… Continue reading Family
There was one day when we went and cleaned up the house so well that I took pictures because my house is rarely all-the-way clean. It's just mostly clean or sort-of clean or not clean. Having a clean house is very relaxing. I want to rearrange again, though. I always want to rearrange or organize… Continue reading Clean house
This happened so long ago. We went to Zion National Park and visited family. And I'm sharing photos about it weeks later, and I don't really have anything to say about it. I am grateful for family. And hiking. And leaving home and coming back again.
Being outside makes me happy and I love being outside, but I also love being productive, and being outside isn't necessarily productive, so I don't always go outside as much as I would like to, and this sentence has become very convoluted so I will stop. Some of these pictures are old, since it is… Continue reading Playing outside
One day, we had to wash Blankie. And there was crying and tears. So I got little EE a new blankie after tracking down the brand (I asked my sister who asked her friend). And she loves both blankies now. I usually cut my own hair. I just get sick of it and don't have… Continue reading Random things