Tuesday, April 24, 2018


She is a tad under the weather and had a fitful night of sleep. She has been powering through this day, but finally fell asleep on me. I can’t recall the last time she napped. Such a treat to have my sweet girl asleep in my arms again.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Empty Rooms

An empty room carries a strange weight. An empty room seems to hold so much more than one that is occupied. The space is filled with old memories and echoes. Who will be living in this space next month? The room will not yet feel like their room, something of us will still retain its ownership of the space, but slowly that feeling will fade as they make this home their own. 

I can feel the weight of this one fully empty room from  anywhere in the house. It is a strange sensation, like the entire space is off balance. That sentiment mirrors the sensation I am feeling as we move, a feeling of being slightly off kilter. That is probably a really good thing for all of us. I think that putting myself waaay outside of my comfort zone is positive. I have been able to really examine a lot of feelings, ideas, plans, etc. I may not have given myself this opportunity had it not been thrust upon me. 

I have been doing a lot of meditation to help me feel more accepting of the changes that lay ahead. And it seems that with each box we pack I am making a little more room for a vision for our future. I am thinking about empty rooms that await our mark somewhere down the road. The heartache of this long goodbye to our home is coming  to a close and I think that is for the best. Only a few more nights in this home.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sunday Quote: and then

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, then what is enough?
-Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Without Words

Friday, April 20, 2018

Phone Photo Friday: 4.20.18

Happy phone Photo Friday to you! Hope you have had a lovely week. Let’s do it to it.

Space helmet and couch cuddles.

Last Friday was my father’s birthday and we all met up for lunch.

We also took an after lunch walk through the mall, because my family does weird things.

We stopped by a sporting goods store to do a little putting.

Hangs with the grandparents and their dog. 

Elise and my mother.

Visiting a park on a warm and windy Wyoming day.

Checking out a pond.

Thrilling swings.

After PE air hockey.

Aaaand more snow.

Keepin’ it classy

In the sun.

Working on a commission.

Whatever is happening here.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Quiet Frenzy

It has been kinda quiet here on this blog. Mostly because I don’t have a lot to say right now. We are in a holding pattern as we wait for the next steps. Just over a week left in our home, no idea where we are headed. I mean we will stay with my parents while we await the next step, which is such an enormous weight off of our shoulders. We are in a decent position financially and we are ready to move, but we still do not know where. There are a bunch of irons in the fire, but the process is agonizingly slow.

We are kind of becoming recluses as everywhere we go people ask us where we are moving. It is not lost on us that we are so fortunate to have people who care, but it is so emotionally taxing to answer the same question over and over again. We are focusing our energy on making everything stay on an even keel for the girls so that they feel safe and protected. 

Every day we remind ourselves that we are in a pretty crazy season of life, but that we have no real worries. We are so privileged to feel safe and not worried about food, safety, shelter. We have everything we need and everything else will come in time. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Today makes 37 years here on earth. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Forever Winter

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mixing It Up

Today it is warm. Sure the wind is going full blast as per usual, but it is warm! We had to take a mid-day homeschool picnic break.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Quote: See Farther

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther.- Thomas Carlyle 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Recent Drawings

Friday, April 13, 2018

Phone Photo Friday: 4.13.18

Happy Friday! Today is my dad’s birthday!!!! In case you are unaware my dad is a really amazing father and grandfather! I am so so thankful that I am the one lady in this world who has the absolute gift of being his daughter. 

This photo is from almost two weeks ago, but it makes me so happy to see my girls enjoying the gift of a loving and engaged grandfather. 

Happy birthday dad!

And now onto our regularly scheduled program, a week in photos.

Sisters at hospital lunch. We regularly meet up with my parents at the mall or hospital where there are food options to cover our various needs between veganism and allergies. 

Last Saturday we drove to Rapid City to pick up Eric’s work from a museum show. We remembered a pizza joint that had vegan pizzas and we stopped in for dinner.

It was so so so good! 

Elise, moments before she fell off of the stool and poured water all over herself. 


Eric and Cordelia discussing our plans to visit the Dinosaur statue park.

She doesn’t like pizza much (don’t get me started, don’t even get me started), but she ate a couple of slices of this stuff.

Even though it was pretty cold and most of Rapid City was still shut down, tourist season is May-September, we tried the dinosaur park. Unfortunately it was closed!

So we looked down on the city and the girls played on the statues in front of the closed down gift shop.

Eric in full dad mode.

Hotels are fun for kids.

The next morning we grabbed breakfast and decided to hit up Mount Rushmore before heading home.

We have been to Mount Rushmore many times, but I have never gone in an off season. I highly recommend it as the place was not at all crowded.

It was super windy though...

My mister.

Two cuties. Who knows how old they will be when we next visit. Also look at them holding hands! They are too sweet!

Checking out the museum. Both girls really enjoy museums. Cordelia especially wants to take her time at each exhibit.

We took the back route home and it was cool to see the monument from a different point of view.

Back at home, enjoying our last couple of weeks in the yellow house.

David Bowie shirts.


And this...

Watching Eric skate yesterday.

And I am not sure what is happening here.


 I love having Eric home more. Too bad we aren’t independently wealthy and don’t have to work.

Morning snuggles.

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