Oct 28, 2020


You may have wondered why I have been missing for a while. With numbers soaring in Utah, you are probably not surprised to hear that I tested positive for COVID-19.

Though my quarantine was officially over last week, I have been laying low just to make certain all is well.
It wasn't  really that bad. I slept for two straight days in the beginning and although I checked my temperature religiously, it turns out that our thermometer was defective.

We think all the kids at home also had their moment of illness and now we believe that we have actually beaten COVID-19. Honestly, the fear and worry for us was much worse that the actual disease. It was very much like the last time I had the flu.

I hope you are all staying healthy and happy. Wear your masks!

Oct 22, 2020

Passing on a Legacy

Sometimes it seems like raising kids is a thankless job. All those great teaching moments...do they ever take?

This time of year, when the harvest hits, I still spend many hours in the kitchen, canning vegetables and fruit.
Sadly, most of my kids are willing to help if I ask, but they have seldom taken on large canning projects on their own.

Until now...
This is Bossy's kitchen and beans from her very own garden. And this is her project...and her helpers...
...and the next generation of harvesters.

Oct 19, 2020

Baby Doll's Birthday Party

Birthday parties are pretty tricky nowadays. When Curly turned 12, we just took a few family members to the movies, but since then, he has been invited to 3 other parties.

That made it so much harder for us to convince Baby Doll she couldn't have a friend party. My neighbor even offered use of her indoor pool, so last Friday was the day.
I let her hand out 12 invitations and she had 9 kids come + Scout, Curly, and Baby Doll.
The chlorine was high and we had them wear masks when they were out of the water. It was so much fun to just pretend everything was normal for a couple of hours.

Oct 16, 2020

We Have a New Little Granddaughter!!

I've been so excited to share our news, but we had to wait for Princess and The Frog to make their official announcement. 

Our sweet little Dutchess was born very quickly on Tuesday morning.
She weighs 8 lbs 10 oz and she has a bunch of light brown hair.
The boys think she is pretty awesome (especially Daddy).
But they are all pretty enthralled!

We can't wait to see her.
In real life, I mean.😊💕👶