2020 Reading Challenge – July and August

August was a month for the history books. Writing them, not reading them. We started school, traveled out of state for a wedding, and spent several days in the hospital finding out that our youngest child, Sieg, has Type 1 Diabetes. The last four weeks have been a legitimate blur.…

2020 Reading Challenge: June Recap

This summer is just flying by! I’m pretty sure I’m going to blink, and July will be over and we’ll be starting school again. I admit, I thought I was going to accomplish a lot more blogging and writing over the summer than I actually have, but this is just…

2020 Reading Goals: April Recap

I think this is the latest I’ve done one of my reading updates, but this month has been crazy already! We’re almost done with school though, so I’m hoping I’ll get to be back to some regular posting through the summer. April was an okay reading month for me. I…

Sophia Louise, Age 8

Somehow, and I don’t know quite how it happened, I’ve been a mother for 8 years. The girl who made me a mama is still the greatest ray of sunshine to us. She is brilliant, funny, helpful, sweet and responsible. She is definitely the ringleader amongst her siblings, but they…

Klaus Daniel, Age 6

Klaus turned six yesterday. I don’t know how that happened. It seems like just yesterday he was a curly-hair toddler, or a chunky baby winning all of our hearts. Somehow now, he’s a tall, skinny child that talks a lot about transformers, builds a lot with Legos, wants to eat…

2020 Reading Goals: March Recap

Boy, did March ever throw me and my reading for a loop! Ironically, I think I was reading more than ever. Unfortunately, a heavy majority of it was excessive consumption of the news. Not great for my mental health or my reading goals, frankly. I’ve cut back now, and am…

5 Good Things

Well, I missed a week of my 5 Good Things post. I have struggled to keep up with what day it actually is, and what posts I need to be writing. All the days really run together without our regularly scheduled outings! Clearly, a new plan is in order. I’ll…

5 Good Things.

I’ve been wanting to start a gratitude series on Fridays, and if ever there was a week for it, this is it! I’m sure we’re all equally tired of the headlines and the exhaustion of trying to keep up with what’s happening, but not freak out, but still do the…