Tuesday, October 28, 2014


life has been crazy. the last few weeks were harvest, harvest, class, work, harvest. we went straight from work to lucille's and then home in time for bath and bed.
we had a "free" day on sunday that i spent mowing the lawn (better be for the last time this year!!!!!!!!!!), cleaning out my car and doing mounds of laundry.
we also threw in a quick trip to denver to (finally) meet baby kate, who is beyond precious, and a little bit of volunteerism at the pumpkin festival this weekend with hallie.
so now things feel more manageable. i mean, laundry is still out of control, but the yard looks good and my car is clean. and i've finally  met my niece.

Monday, October 13, 2014


friday would have been mike's 60th birthday. it was a hard day, but was a fun night. it got pretty stupid there at the end, which he would have loved.
his son especially, he would have gotten a kick out. actually, both of his kids were in rare form. it was hilarious. HILARIOUS.
driving dave home was the opposite of hilarious. but that's not a story for this blog.
he played drums with madd hoss, and did a beautiful job.
 and guitar too? with lots of crazy feedback at the end. such a rockstar.
and then he played drums with Kentucky Headhunters. and some air guitar too. and commandeered the microphone quite a bit.
and we enjoyed good, good friends and family who came out to celebrate mike's birthday.
he was missed. he should have been on stage playing guitar and laughing at dave. he should have done the talk box weird thing on rocky mountain way.
they brought us all out on stage, mason sound guys and family and dave was supposed to say something appropriately sad and poignant....but that's not how dave rolls.
and anyway, it was a great night.
the end.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


we are down to a simple bandaid! No more wrapping, wrapping, wrapping, hooray!
now, please no more doctors for the rest of the year. our poor hsa has taken a beating this summer/fall.
all is well. the end.

Friday, October 3, 2014

HENRY EATS A CUPCAKE: a story in pictures.

*i found this draft that was supposed to publish on February 18th...last year. and then i thought i hilarious so i'm posting it now. look at that hair!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


we were going strong! harvesting and whatnot! we had help (shout to luke & betsy brass! friends for LIFE, I tell you what), and nothing was breaking down. and then the corn was too moist (sarah loves that word) and then it rained. boo.
that's okay. it's time for a break, right?
in the meantime my mom is coming up tomorrow(!) and we are beyond excited. a visit from mom means donuts and candy, a clean house and she does my laundry and loves on my kids. it's basically the best thing ever.
happy thursday!