beautiful, messy fall

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Fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember. There is something that wakens and quickens me… something far down deep in my soul that is hard to even put words to. Anticipation is all around- I am eagerly waiting. Equally I find myself constantly lost in my thoughts and staring off towards the mountains-  and perhaps it’s the juxtaposition of both that provides the … [Read more...]

The 10 stages of my children “cleaning” their room

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I'll be honest here. One of my weaknesses as a parent is doing things for my kids that they should do themselves. Not all the time, but I can be an impatient perfectionist and just do things for them because we are a busy on-the-go family that doesn't have a lot of extra time.  Love and Logic has been our favorite parenting book and I've tried to let them make their own decisions and experience … [Read more...]

the end of July…

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The other day Kevin, the guy that works for us, walked in and asked what I was doing as I was typing furiously behind my computer. "Writing! I'm actually writing!" I said, full of glee and excitement. He looked at me blank faced, "Oh? What are you writing?" and I looked at him in confusion, "Like- I'm writing. I'm a writer." (duhhhhhh!) "Are you writing a book?" "Maybe... someday." … [Read more...]

Six Months

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I was trying to write something extremely meaningful and profound to celebrate our six month anniversary of living in Colorado but it simply wasn't happening. A dear friend told me to stop trying to be so profound and just write something- anything and WOW- she was right. The only slightly profound thing in might have said in my other blog post was that you can live a lifetime in 6 months, so … [Read more...]