Monday, July 4, 2016


He really loved rocking in the hammock. I was singing rock-a-bye baby in the treetop while swinging him and it was great fun. :) 

We had a lovely day for a parade yesterday. 

And today we went to a friend's birthday party at Itasca state park. Ephraim got to stick his toes in the headwaters of the Mississippi. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Dreaming... :)

We are in the process of buying a house and I have been having fun dreaming of how to make it our own. Currently we are in a smallish one bedroom apartment and the house we are purchasing has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and much larger living spaces. It is a older mobile home with an addition, just fine for our first time buying. The golden part of the deal is that it is on 20 acres of lovely wooded land, and is half a mile away from my sister and family. Since we don't exactly need 4 bedrooms at this point I have plans for a craft room. A yellow one. So I painted this. It's not done yet. :) 

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Just goodness me. This baby. 
He isn't quite sitting by himself yet, but if I set him up he can balance for a little while. But if you distract him with a toy or something he falls over. :) No multitasking for this boy. 

Last night at church he got to sit with his sweet cousins and grandma. 

And a little throwback to March 1st- it's amazing how much a guy grows in such a short time. ❤️

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Today's workout...

Very simple: 
2 1/2 gallons milk
1 watermelon 
5 lbs frozen meat
Multiple tuna cans
Various fresh produce 
Various refrigerated items
Diaper bag
16 lb baby 
Load arms and lock car
Walk to door, adjust items while unlocking, and not waking baby
Carry up 22 step flight of stairs
Carry down hallway
Unlock second door without waking baby
Set down on living room floor. 
(Put away items as needed then sit for awhile, when baby wakes up put in carrier and repeat process but with dry groceries)