Spring cleaning.

No one would ever accuse me of having a pristine house. Somehow the good ole Dutch clean gene was diluted down to a comfortable chaos gene. For me, I hate clutter and need clean bathrooms. But rarely will you see me chasing down every dust particle. However, I do tend to have manic cleaning jags…

Take your kids to work day.

When the school announced that today was ‘Take your kid to work’ day, both girls were insistent that we participate. Mostly for a free day off from school, but I like to think it is because they like us too. They spent the morning with Jeff, digging stumps and fixing things around Urban. In the…

The need to recalibrate.

We headed up North this weekend. We needed cookies, chips, candy and medication that can only be found up there.  Also, we needed to be around people who love us. It’s been a difficult couple of months at work and at home, especially for me. I was off balance and had pulled away a bit…

April Beauties.

Last Sunday was the Bear’s first communion Sunday… Even though she and KJ have been taking communion since they were old enough to tear a piece off a loaf.  That meant I pulled out my camera for the first time in a while and captured these shots after the service.

The long winter.

If you look closely, you can see some sickly looking garlic shoots poking out of the dirt. They were planted in the fall, but due to a hotter than normal fall, they grew 3 inches. Then the never ending winter hit. We had buried the garlic under a layer of leaves to try and protect…