As 2019 has drawn to a close and 2020 is now upon us, I thought it would be a good time to start blogging again!  Considering it’s been 3 years since I’ve written … here we go! I am thankful to have 2019 behind us.  It was a difficult year for many reasons, but the […]

Christi Whitekettle

Look who came to visit us! Christi is still working in Rwanda with Azizi Life.She was up here in Evergreen visiting friends and came over for the day.It was so nice to see her and catch up! Although the face of Azizi has changed some, with Tom married, living in Kigali, and expecting baby #2, […]

Civil War Ball Dress

Princess Shiloh learned about the Civl War Ball about a year ago. It’s become an obsession, or a dream. She can’t stop talking about it. I, on the other had, was dreaming about how much a dress would cost! The registration fee was only $42. Dresses online, for that era, were about $300. Then, I […]


It was a lovely Christmas!This year, Flatirons held Christmas Eve services.We had our fondue dinner at 3pm, so we could leave early enough to get to the 6pm candlelight service on time. Then we came home, and as usual, the kids got to open a couple presents.And Steve opened up the Santa Tracker … wow! […]

Scott, Kaitlyn, and Zach

We just got home from Anchorage, Alaska.We flew out on Friday morning and got home last night.I wish I could say we went for fun but … On Wednesday the 7th, the kids got home from Awana, when Landon came into the kitchen and said that Scott was missing.  Steve was on the phone with […]

Saint Nicholas

December 6th was Saint Nicholas Day.True to form, “he” delivered pajamas for our dumplings.It’s so fun to see them radiant with excitement at finding packages on the front porch. Receiving them so early in December means that they can enjoy them for the entire month … as we pretty much stay in our PJs every […]

Family Photo

Every year, I subject my family to a photo op.It usually involves me setting the camera on a timer, running back and forth, trying to capture the perfect photo to mail out to all our dearest friends and family.This year was no exception.I thought about this one. They are all so darling.But honestly, I can’t […]

Oh Christmas Tree

Friday, Thanksgiving weekend … and off we went to cut down our tree.It’s so nice that we just have a short walk to find the perfect tree! This year, Landon measured from the floor to the ceiling.14 feet.He took his tape measure and measured trees in the forest. Decorating is always a bit chaotic, as […]


Steak.Potatoes.Salad.Pineapple casserole.Bread.and blueberry pie. We go to Grandma and Grandpa’s every year for Thanksgiving.Because Grandpa grew up on a farm, consuming many turkeys, he doesn’t like turkey.So, we eat beef.Grandma likes to make blueberry pie instead of pumpkin pie. It’s a very untraditional traditional dinner. Every year, Grandma hangs 11 pair of socks on the […]

In Heat

This has been one of the longest weeks – ever!Dixie started bleeding last Saturday the 12th.We’ve kept them apart for over a week now. Yesterday, she went into heat … sending “hormones” across the air waves.Dash is going absolutely crazy.He can’t keep himself from her.It’s been almost impossible.Dash has broken out of his cage twice […]