Father’s Day.

Parenting is a funny thing. Sometimes you are on top of the world. It's smooth sailing, everyone is getting along and acting like decent people. Mid-blink it has all changed and the kids are trying to outscream each other while throwing poorly aimed punches...and sometimes rocks. (True story) It takes teamwork to do this. A... Continue Reading →

June finally

Between Three Waters

It’s been a minute since I blogged.

The entire month of May is crazy hectic and absolutely exhausting for me and Lynn both.

But we’ve finally got a little room to breathe. Or at least I have, and happy Mama, happy life…or something along those lines.

The girls are growing at lightening speed. They are also flexing their strong wills, testing me and each other.

I know they will need that someday, but I might have threatened to sell Caroline to the circus today as the “girl who never stops talking sideshow”.

Probably not my proudest parenting moment.

It’s probably not too out of character for me because she laughed uproariously slapped her knee and launched into another verbose and loud story. (What kid slaps their knee? I thought that was reserved for the 65+ crowd)

Caroline is old enough to hang with the farmers all day now. Although…

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June finally

It's been a minute since I blogged. The entire month of May is crazy hectic and absolutely exhausting for me and Lynn both. But we've finally got a little room to breathe. Or at least I have, and happy Mama, happy life...or something along those lines. The girls are growing at lightening speed. They are... Continue Reading →

Bedtime tears

Everyone at my house has been tired today. We did not do a ton of stuff... picked up the house, bought vegetable plants and seeds, attended a birthday party complete with face painting Picked up our "click list" groceries, then the girls followed Lynn planting sweet corn, supervising. Next we planted onion sets, and tomatoes,... Continue Reading →

Scrappy sisters

Y'all know I love my kids. Caroline is smart, organized and amazes me with the things she notices. (I never timed commercials on TV. But she does. Did y'all know that the Andy Griffith show has commercials exactly 15 minutes into it?) Claire is snuggly and polite and constantly compliments me. It's like I have... Continue Reading →

Piece of junk

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me that I am terrible with machines. Copy machines, lawn mowers, all weedeaters... whatever. They just quit working when I come around. It's not my fault! I swear! Machines just die when I come close. I am innocent of any wrongdoing. It must be my elecromagnetic field or... Continue Reading →

March 11th 2018

We helped Lynn feed cattle today. After all the rain it is muddy. So muddy. Claire has established her interest in tractor driving. Sometimes she forgets where's she's going though and Lynn has to get it back on track. At one point neither Lynn nor Claire had their hands on the steering wheel and panicking... Continue Reading →

Wild child

After work I enjoy being outside. The girls do too. Current they are playing with dirt, worms, sticks and a dog. And it's chaos. Lots of yelling and mentions of "worm poop" Very unladylike. Yet very appropriate. I am happy to have girls that are girly and wear flower crowns and ball gowns and love... Continue Reading →

Pot-head

Due to snow in the forecast, school was cancelled Friday. No snow arrived, but schools were closed. I took some leave from work and Caroline helped me clean the house. Claire opted to go to daycare which was open. I asked Caroline to unload the dishwasher, and went to scrub down the bathroom. From the... Continue Reading →

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