today we unschooled.

today we unschooled.

I spy with my little eye, a precious 2 year old is his element.  stone never cares if it's cold or raining outside, he just wants to go "ouch-side." i try to do independent play daily, and when the weather is nice, it makes things much easier. but on a rainy day, I'm more reluctant. [...]

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

yep. after living here for almost a year, we are starting our first garden. things to still do: research the best method for our raised metal garden beds research food that can grow starting in May research and find local plant starters we can accumulate from locals and friends find time to garden . . [...]

my 33rd birthday

my 33rd birthday

the birthday recap on the blog is always so fun, because it's sharing when we do all the fun things on purpose. with an excuse. with happy moods and calm spirits. with flexible schedules and lowered expectation. with surprise texts and calls. well, surprises in general. with spontaneous songs and giggles. it's the best. yesterday [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

BEST JOB I'VE EVER HAD. it's not lost on me how sacred and important and fragile the mother-child relationship is. I cherish each day I get to walk in this role. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful people!

what was done to us, was done to them.

what was done to us, was done to them.

[Dr. Nicole LePera's words, not mine] Awakening is about coming to the painful realization that we’ve been deeply conditioned. And a vast majority of this conditioning comes from parents + caregivers. For years we walk around unconscious, sleep walking. Viewing ourselves as the ego concept of who you are. “I am smart” “I’m not good [...]

a perfect day for a birthday!

a perfect day for a birthday!

oh my goodness, the sound of this rain right now is so peaceful and calming. the kids are both asleep for their afternoon naps and Grant is working hard on his homemade kombucha in the kitchen. I just finished editing the pictures from yesterday and wanted to hurry up and blog before a FaceTime date [...]

the difference 5 months makes

the difference 5 months makes

The difference 5 months makes. October 2019 - March 2020 Grant watched his babies grow up on FaceTime; lots of tears shed on both ends, wishing he could hold his babies. We know how blessed we are that we had the ability to talk and connect daily, but man, it didn’t change the fact that [...]

HE’S HOME!

HE’S HOME!

after the longest 5 months of our lives, HE’S HOME!!! SO much of life and what’s important has been put into perspective and i pray i NEVER ever take this man for granted for the rest of my life! MY HUSBAND IS HOME!!! ❤️❤️❤️ And my God will meet all your needs according to the [...]