Tucker the Fire Man

The weather has turned and we are enjoying one of the benefits of chilly weather: warm fires in our wood stove. Tucker has taken on the job of making our morning fires and excels at it....more

5 Ways Living at the Ronald McDonald House is like Summer Camp

Back in November 2012 Tilly, Apollo and I spent several weeks at the...more

Hunger Games Party Ideas!

With the release of Mocking Jay I decided it was a great time to repost about the Hunger Games Party we had in 2012. David (BEN!'s brother) is visiting and planning to go see it while he is here. Me? I love pretty much any kind of  themed party....more

Hunger Games Party Ideas

With the release of Mocking Jay I decided it was a great time to repost about the Hunger Games Party we had in 2012. David (BEN!’s brother) is visiting and planning to go see it while he is here. Me? ...more

Cheerios on the Floor and Other Life Lessons

{Not really, but I was stumped for a title to my blog post this morning} Life is moving along at a rapid pace over here. Parent/teacher conferences, appointments, obligations, homeschooling, Cheerios on the floor. It’s all here ....more

How to Organize Your Digital Photos

I have updated this blog post from 2013. I just ordered and received two photos books, which once again brings me completely up-to-date on our family albums! I am so excited, I thought I’d share with you.Most of us have hundreds (if not thousands) of digital photos on our cameras, computers and hard drives ....more

Living the Dream {Six Word Memoirs}

I recently reached out to a friend after a series of particularly difficult days. No one issue led to my writing her…I just needed to share my burden with someone who I knew would care. Someone in the trenches herself ....more

PE and Birthday Parties {Homeschooling Fun}

Last Wednesday I loaded up five of my kids and we drove across town so we could venture into a freezing cold building where they could strap shoes with metal blades attached and slide along a sheet of solid ice. <<< And that pretty much sums up my childhood in Alaska (minus the shoes-with-blades part). Not my idea of a fun morning ....more

Beautiful VBAC {Bellingham Photographer}

Thursday morning I was awaken at 3:35 am. My dear friend Tami was having contractions five minutes apart, but she wasn’t heading into the hospital yet. I got out of bed and...more