February in photos

February has seriously been the longest month ever.      Of course, I'm not including all the kids, because I don't really put pictures of them here. And this should include pictures of Haley at school and me at work. And maybe a few of me laying around in my pajama's aching and sick, because that's how I spent two weeks of this month. (It felt much longer.) Who else is ready for spring? … [Read more...]


Every once in a while when I get a bunch of small posts that aren't really big enough to be a post of their own, I do a hodge-podge post. So here's the latest. On the drive home from dropping people off in the morning. Ms Drama: Mom do you looove the hair on your chin?Me: Um, I don’t know? (What a weird question!)Ms Drama: You know, because it helps you win when you play video games. This is what comes of saying things like “I barely squeaked by there! Won by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin!”  **************************************** So I was at work doing dishes and my co-worker was on break. So I decided to call Haley and chat while … [Read more...]


Ms Action (5)- A few months back Haley and the kids were at the block party while I was at work, later I heard that they had a mini-talent show, and that Ms Action without asking for permission or telling anyone. went up to the microphone and announced that her talent was dancing, and then proceeded to twirl for the whole crowd. I got emotional when Haley was telling me the story, I have a daughter who is brave and confident. She didn’t have to worry about getting in trouble for doing something without asking, she didn’t have to worry about how her actions might reflect back on her family, she just likes to dance, so she went ahead and danced.Despite all my fears of the new territory of s … [Read more...]

Back to Blogging (I hope)

When we first got married, we killed two television sets in a row without even trying. Apparently our luck with electronics has continued because this year I have used three different computers. First my Dell laptop had some issue with the power cord and it fried three cords in a row, and then it got a virus, so I bought a new security option. But the computer just got slower and slower and when the cord malfunctioned again, I gave up on using it anymore and resurrected a dinosaur of a laptop from 2002 and used it to write my Unwrapping the Onion series. It worked, but it was slow. It involved a process of typing and then waiting for a few seconds while whatever I had typed sl … [Read more...]

Still Here

I have had an unexpected but very welcome influx of visitors in the last few weeks. Haley’s cousin, my sister and then my brother all came up to see us right in a row. All the visits went wonderfully and I have been spending most of my time away from the computer which means I am not writing much at the moment. So while I am busy I figured I would put up a kids update post, hopefully I’ll be back to regular posting soon. 5 year old Ms Action got to try out a rock climbing wall this month, she was the youngest kid there who made it all the way to the top and hit the buzzer. Recently, while explaining her neighbor friend’s mood swings to me, she said “He was very super annoyed because h … [Read more...]

Say Hello to the New Digs

I have been trying to put together a post for 2 days, and my sickly kiddos have been doing everything in their power to stop me. So this is not a real post, just a "I'm still alive but somewhat overwhelmed and still trying to figure out how this new website works" post. I've been trying to update everything and move everything from the old blog. I don't think the re-direct is working yet, but it should be soon. My "About Me" is written, but not up yet, and I am still looking for a picture to put in my profile. It should all come together for me though, I find that once I've had a couple weeks to work at something it usually starts to come more easily. So even if things are a bit rocky for th … [Read more...]