even the birds

4.16.14

i can’t watch her every second, but i still feel like a bad parent when she approaches me, mouth covered in coffee grinds, because she’s just eaten an apple slice out of the trash.

March 24, 2014

Our home is coming together, and it feels so wonderfully like home

We have just a few boxes left to unpack, and we’ve already started on our list of household projects. Well, Tim has. I’m mostly on midget wrangling duty. I’m excited to share pictures, once we get things more settled - especially of our guest room, because we have a guest room, and we are fully expecting guests. Don’t make us beg. This is beautiful country, y’all. Come see it. Come see us.

So far, my favorite perk of homeowning is the ability to sing at the top of my lungs around the house without the fear of a knock from the other side of the wall. Above is today’s chosen selection.

Speaking of bellows, duty calls from the crib.

Diary of a Small Town Mama

3.17.14

The world is pretty drastically different since my last post. Tim accepted a great job as the director of a museum in southern Utah, so we BOUGHT A HOUSE, moved away from SLC, and all of the sudden, I’ve found myself as a stay-at-home mama in an unfamiliar land. 

We’re without internet for the moment, so I’ll keep this brief, as phone blogging is less than ideal, but get used to hearing a lot more from me.

First few days as homeowners: our water heater currently provides us with temperatures ranging from freezing cold, to slightly less than freezing. I’ve become well acquainted with dry shampoo and wet wipes. 

The adventure begins!

Update: Hot water issue resolved. Chalk this one up to ignorance.

Diary of a Small Town Mama

3.17.14

The world is pretty drastically different since my last post. Tim accepted a great job as the director of a museum in southern Utah, so we BOUGHT A HOUSE, moved away from SLC, and all of the sudden, I’ve found myself as a stay-at-home mama in an unfamiliar land.

We’re without internet for the moment, so I’ll keep this brief, as phone blogging is less than ideal, but get used to hearing a lot more from me.

First few days as homeowners: our water heater currently provides us with temperatures ranging from freezing cold, to slightly less than freezing. I’ve become well acquainted with dry shampoo and wet wipes.

The adventure begins!

Update: Hot water issue resolved. Chalk this one up to ignorance.

1.1.14Liv isn’t the biggest fan of naps, but she sure does love that her bookshelf is within reach of her crib.

1.1.14
Liv isn’t the biggest fan of naps, but she sure does love that her bookshelf is within reach of her crib.

Here’s to compassion.
Here’s to taking the time to listen.
Here’s to taking the time to feel. 

November 8, 2013

An interesting side effect of Tim’s never-ending job search these past few years has been our one-night-stand-like relationships with so many little towns and cities as he’s submitted applications all over the country. We peek into housing markets, voting histories, recreational activities and anything else that might give us a sense of the atmosphere in our would-be community. 

Tim is a classic dreamer. He gets a kick out of the idea of a place and can go for hours looking through all the fun things we could do with Liv or searching for the perfect home, without getting emotionally invested. But I am much more pragmatic. I start to bank on the dream, and when it doesn’t pan out, I feel beat down. It is increasingly clear to me why I never, ever enjoyed dating. Rejection is hard, and I didn’t enjoy being the rejecter or the rejectee. 

Life with Liv has been so much fun these days. Her personality is really blossoming, and every morning, we can’t wait to see what new thing she’s going to have accomplished. She is hilarious. She has her daddy’s sense of humor and her mama’s love for a good meal. 

Here she is modeling her homeopathic cradle cap remedy (organic coconut oil):
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We’ve tried every trick in the book to get her to sleep through the night, but I’m starting to wonder if she just misses our company, because she sleeps just fine once I cave and pull her into our bed. Does anyone have a suggestion we might have missed?

currently listening to: http://youtu.be/fqU6pK314T0

a blogger who moms

I haven’t been posting much the past year because I didn’t want to be a mommy blogger, but guys, I’ve been blogging for over 10 years, and I grew up and had a kid, so without trying, I became one. 

I’m gonna start posting more frequently again, and she’s gonna come up. She’s gonna come up a lot. But, I promise, you won’t ever have to read about her BMs or what color her snot was that morning, unless it’s effing hilarious

I’m still young and fun, guys! I promise! 

Remember that time I met my childhood crush?

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Lake Tahoe - September 2013

Photos By: Cody McCarthy

Life

Life

THEY’RE HERE!! 
We’ve been waiting so long for this moment. We can’t wait to celebrate with all of our friends at the release show tomorrow night. (Urban Lounge - Music starts @9pm)

THEY’RE HERE!! 

We’ve been waiting so long for this moment. We can’t wait to celebrate with all of our friends at the release show tomorrow night.

(Urban Lounge - Music starts @9pm)