Hanging Poster Frame DIY Tutorial

After having some family photos printed, I had in mind using a poster hanging kit of sorts. They were selling online for $20 each, and with my three prints, I was hoping for a less pricey option. This is what I came up with, and I’m happy to report, it cost me $4. It’s not […]

Processing the longest day

I smell like vomit and I am too tired to do anything about it.   Lucas had his 18 month Well Baby check up with his new pediatrician bright and early this morning. I was a little nervous about being in a new place so I made Dayna map out my trek with me last […]

Pride Month 2018

This year’s Pride marks my 10 year anniversary of coming out. Ten years ago, I never could have imagined my life as it is now. I didn’t know if I’d get married. Children seemed so out of my realm of possibilities. It’s rare that I really share some of these details, but I thought that […]

A dreary day

Well. The day that our family has been dreading for months is finally here. We sent Dayna off to South Carolina at 2:30am this morning. She will be gone for the next two months while she completes drill sergeant school. I don’t think either of us has stopped crying all morning. In fact I made […]

The best way over is through

To all my friends and family who have taken the time to read my story, thank you. I know that these posts haven’t been short (or very uplifting). But while I find myself in a particularly delicate season of life, it has been a comfort to know that I have updated so many that I […]

In the thick of it

What you are about to read is part two of my postpartum depression update. I had some feedback from readers of my last post, that they were nervous to read part two. While I acknowledge that I did end with a rather abrupt cliff hanger, part two will dive into some of the tougher stuff. […]

Canning Ketchup: signs that Fall is here

I began my canning education as soon as I started gardening. Armed with my Complete Book of Home Preserving, I canned anything and everthing I could. Now I only can my favorites, among them Dilled Pickled Green Beans, Spicey Garlic Pickles, various jams, salsa, peaches, pumpkin, apple pie filling, relish, and of course Homemade KETCHUP. Once […]

A good day for a baptism.

As a baby, I was baptized then raised in the Lutheran church. I spent Sundays in Sunday school, learning the stories and creating my own narrative of Jesus. Then in later years, I would take my turn as a Sunday school teacher, passing along the stories, and teaching the amazing grace that I had come […]