The real pace of life

Feb 27, 2017

I feel half guilty that I’ve sort of abandoned the cause of writing normal mom posts for this month and half justified in the fact that boring, all-over-the-place life is normal mom life.  Continue reading

Looks like we’re buying a house! 

Feb 26, 2017

Welp, they accepted our offer! Guess we’re buying a house. 🙂 Maybe more details to come once I actually know some. Haha. Can’t begin to tell you how clueless I am about this whole process, but luckily Bryan’s way less of an idiot about it, so I think we’ll be good. Continue reading

That thing

Feb 23, 2017

Welp, I finished that custom home portrait. And brainstormed a billion more things about the quiet pages. Which I really need a better name for because quiet book pages is misleading (since they don’t actually get made into a book–they’re just individual stand-alone pages which is great for a lot of reasons I won’t bother marketing to you right now) and just saying quiet pages sounds weird. Suggestions? But anyway, yeah, the home portrait is finished and delivered and everybody’s happy. Which means I can finally, mentally, whole-heartedly, project-wise move on to other things. Continue reading

“Bubble drama”

Feb 22, 2017

These are the things you think about when you’re a mom. They teach you in school about cost per unit, but they don’t teach you this. True, a 16oz plastic jar of bubbles with one bubble wand may be $.99 while the 6 pack of 4 oz bubble jars on the shelf next to it is $3.99. Any person with a calculator will tell you it’s a better deal to go with the big jar. Which is why after no more than a solid minute of cost-per-unit analysis in my head I made the wise choice… and went with the 6 pack. Continue reading


Feb 20, 2017

As I was writing up my list last night of things I wanted to get done today, I thought of several possibilities, but left almost all of them off. Since school was out for the day, I wanted to make sure to spend some good time with the kids doing fun things, not just hanging around the house like I so often do lately. So now, at the end of the day, there’s a big pile of clean laundry on the bed that could have been folded and a blog post that could have been written sooner and a lot of other things I was leaning toward that remain un-finished. Continue reading

Just tired

Feb 19, 2017

I guess the most normal mom thing I have to share today is how tired I am. Not complainy tired, just super regular boring tired. Had a good day with beautiful weather and a wonderful sabbath and sweet, funny kids, and a delicious (from the freezer) dinner and a lot of relaxing on the couch while I hand-stitched another little soft ball for the baby and now I don’t have any exciting excuses at all other than regular pregnancy fatigue and the fact that it’s after 10:30pm and I can barely spell or keep my eyes open. Continue reading


Feb 18, 2017

The truth is, I wanted to post the news on instagram before I wrote about it here and I just didn’t have a decent picture or the energy to do that yesterday. It was a busy day with the ultrasound and running some errands and then in the evening I had some of the teenage girls from church over to make sugar cookies, which was so fun, but by the time I got around to writing last night I was totally beat. Continue reading