…. play that music too loud, we don’t like to go-o-o out… Finally. We’ve settled in and construction’s ceased for a spell at our new radical ranch remodel. We’re taking a breather before tackling further projects (whilst simultaneously allowing our construction fund to rebound) and working instead on making our new house a home. We hope to find Read More →

Center Sister turned ten last week. In keeping with family custom, she celebrated with a long-anticipated trip with Daddy to a mystery destination. We call it a Lowry Ten, after our friends who started the same tradition with their kids a year before us. Just like Firstborn’s trip two years ago, Husband & I selected the secret location by giving special consideration Read More →

Sixteen years ago today I lucked out BIG time and nabbed me an incredible husband. I was just a young dummy, so I can’t take much credit for any part of the deal, but God blessed me immeasurably. Not to imply my man is perfect, or our marriage has been an effortless nonstop parade of rainbows and lollipops, but he’s still the one I’d Read More →

Continuing along with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time, we are blogging through the alphabet and on the letter V this week. Hasn’t every homeschool family built a model volcano that erupts baking soda and vinegar? I’m pretty sure it’s a requisite rite of passage. Little known fact about me: I love volcanos. It’s a fascination fueled by Read More →

This will be brief as we’re in the throes of unpacking, reeling from yet another loss in the family, and since today also happens to be a special mermaid’s tenth birthday… By God’s grace we moved into our house over the weekend, and the timing indeed proved providential. We certainly aren’t finished with the long list of projects planned Read More →