Ack, a WHOLE school year has gone by. Last post was about entering kindergarten and now Milo is proudly declaring to everyone and anyone that he is in FIRST grade. Wow, how to summarize our first real school year. Milo loved kindergarten. He was incredibly lucky to come in with close friends and has made […]

Milo’s first day of kindergarten was today! (Actually, it was supposed to be yesterday but they canceled because of the heat and terrible wildfires just outside the city). Milo has been really excited and drop off went fine. We’re excited for his teacher, whom we’ve heard great things about, and that some of our good […]

Again, the months fly by and just like that, summer is over (although, we are having yet another unnatural heat wave). Milo starts kindergarten on Tuesday and Emmett preschool. The kids are more ready for this big transition than I am. Emmett has been walking around all day in his new backpack (Milo’s hand-me-down). Meanwhile […]

Egad, the last blog post was four months ago??? I feel like my kids who don’t comprehend the length of time. “Five minutes is longer than you think,” Milo often reminds me. I’ll start with Milo’s poetic description of spring: Mommy, you know why I like spring the most? After the winter coldness After everything […]

With the crazy snow this winter (11 inches!), our family has spent A LOT of time together, at home and in igloos: And while it was exhausting and many evenings I found myself counting down the minutes until bedtime, I’d spend the rest of the evening staying up late looking at pictures of said exhausting […]

Maybe my new year’s resolution will be to not write novels. I say that every year, don’t I? But here it goes: a wrap up of the last five months of 2016. After the Bus Tour, we had another six weeks of sabbatical left but it flew by. At least we had a week or […]

Ben and I are not exactly “romantic”. We’ve never celebrated Valentine’s Day and rarely our anniversary. I’m guilty of often not remembering the year we got married (we got the house first, wedding after, it’s all confusing to me.) The younger me, you know, when I skipped school with my best friend to watch Tom Cruise movies, and hoped […]