Thursday, September 22, 2011

My sweets.


A couple weeks ago I decided that Tell's birth was essentially a {lovely, blessed} bomb going off in my life. It felt like my brain, my home, my life was all a big MESS. It still is, don't get me wrong. But just yesterday I felt like everything was s-l-o-w-l-y getting better. Slowly, mind you.
Tell is simply incredible, with a smile that will melt you every time.
So strong. So happy.
Ever is the very sweetest big sister. And constantly cracking us up with her antics.
Bry is an A+ papa and husband.
Our Omi, Opa, Grama, Grampa, Aunts, Uncles, cousins... the list goes on.

I. Am. Blessed.

I've still got a lot of sorting and figuring out to do, but I wanted to get this in ink for myself to look back on. I am so lucky. And lucky may not always equate with organized, calm, tidy, or easy but it's lucky all the same. xoxo

Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting stronger ....

Yes, that's my garden. With a horse in it.

It's been a busy couple weeks and it promises to be a busy couple weeks coming up. I'm swearing to not leave Gakona for a month after October 4th ;)

What we've been doing...
::RV-ing. To Homer and back. Three super fun, super tiring, beautiful days with Opa, Aunt Stace, and cousin Oliver. Making internal promises to do this every summer....
::A trip to the salmon hatchery with Opa. All involved LOVED it -- including Diesel who got to try his hand at fishing for salmon which Ever thought was hilarious ...
::Ever's first ride on the train with Opa from Wasilla to Anchorage. Super special. Pictures to come later ...
::Thinking hard and trying to help with the upcoming wedding -- so exciting!
::Most importantly we welcomed a new baby girl into the world -- Piper Lynn Sherman. What a very special, special week indeed.

What we've got to do...
::Keep thinking and trying to help with the wedding :)
::Get back to the ultimate home makeover I desperately need to do since our baby Tell moved in with all his belongings.
::Fall bulb planting, cleaning up the greenhouse, digging up carrots, onions, & potatoes. All those fun outdoors chores.
::Get some baby girl outfits in the mail before 8 pound 13 ounce Piper outgrows them :)

But right now we've got to get some supper going, so I'll be off ... xoxo

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bumper sticker.

Pacificism is a luxury
paid for by warriors.

Thank you to all those that have chosen to fight for us and for good.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The fair. Real quick.


So here we are. No cropping, no editing, but at least they are up and shared.

The fair!!

Oh boy. In my oldness, I had forgotten how enchanting it is for a child! We did it all, at least a little of everything anyway -- the yummy treats (sadly, no cotton candy for us this year... next year I don't think she'll let that slip by though), the face painting, the rides, the animals, the acrobat show. It was great and the kids let us know it was time to go home by all of them crying ;) I'm so glad we went and so glad we got to experience it with cousins, aunts, uncles, and of course, Opa...

Sunday, September 4, 2011