Finding Hope: Being Normal Isn’t For Everyone


When Aidan was just a baby, I considered homeschooling.  I didn’t have any particular reason, I just remember talking about it.  It seemed like the right thing to do.   But then I poo-pooed that idea.  I mean, only religious people homeschool.  Isn’t that right?  And we’ve established that I don’t fit that mold. So… 

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Finding Hope: Preparation

So I always remember that Oprah had this saying: Luck/success is when preparation meets opportunity.  Or something like that.  After a quick search on Google, there is an actual quote by a Roman philosopher that says, “Luck is where the crossroads of opportunity and preparation meet.” If you read back through this blog, you’ll often… 

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Chart It!


Weee!  I’m pretty sure I said I wouldn’t try this again, but I’m nothing if not totally fickle.  I accept it. I’ve made plans a billion times and I almost never follow through with them.  So there’s a very good chance that this will end in the same way.  But I have to try.  You… 

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Busy weekend! Friday night, we got a hankering for some chocolate cake.  J made a quick run to the grocery store and we decided it would be Austin’s birthday treat.  Two days early.  Audra lit the candles. Ohhhh FIRE! We sang to him and everything. On Saturday morning, we got up nice and early for… 

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Soooo this week has been less than productive.  I got a little neck-deep into reading a forum that was not healthy at all.  It made me super self-conscious to blog.  Apparently, there are people who really really give a shit about what other people post on their blogs.  Thankfully, after a few days of stupidly… 

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What is Real Life?

Sometimes I feel like I’m not living a real life.  You know, like the people who live in a remote village never having contact with the outside world?  Well, obviously I’m nothing like them.  But I feel a smidge more like them than whatever is considered normal.  And that’s simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying.  We pay… 

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Content & Settled


I would like to confess that the kids and I rock out to Miley and the Bieb every morning to get our day started just right.  And I’m not at all embarrassed.  Miley may make some choices that I don’t quite understand, but I still love her damn music.  And same goes with JB, although… 

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Ride the Wave


There is a tornado happening in my head.  I’m slowly forgetting the magic that is this place because we are settling into normal life.  It’s a fight to remember to look at the mountains and soak in the beauty. I mean, shit, that is the view when leaving my neighborhood.  It’s amazing!  But it’s so… 

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