03 May 2014

Psalm 91

You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

18 November 2013

We've been busy!

Those of you on facebook will have seen these photos already, but for the rest of you, here's a recap. Over three years ago, we bought our little slice of heaven. At the end of July this year, we dug a hole. By the end of October, we had a house! There's still tons to do, but at least we are home and settled.

If you want to see all of the construction photos, you can take a look on facebook. Thank you to everyone who helped, and please feel free to call if you're ever in the area! I don't have any acceptable form of coffee yet, but there is plenty of tea and hot chocolate to share, plus a selection of wine, beer, and cider for our friends. Give me a few hours notice and I'll feed you, too!

16 October 2013


“Autumn is the eternal corrective.
It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity;
but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance.

What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop
and fail to see the span of his world
and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?”

–Hal Borland

22 July 2013

Popular Science, and 600 Pieces

We played at the lake with cousins. He must have played hard because even his beloved Popular Science magazine couldn't keep him awake on the drive home.

Another really cool thing about yesterday was the 45 minute conversation we had about evolution, extinction, and the Earth. He is also fascinated with "outer space" and dinosaurs and about how we become who we are. I adore these conversations and hope to have many more of them. My son is generally pretty scatterbrained, so I am always shocked when he actually remembers what I tell him - that's how I know he's really interested in something. 

Neither of us felt like doing much of anything outside. Miraculously, I found the instructions to this off-brand Lego contraption, so we were finally able to put it together - all 600 pieces. This was a whole lot of fun to build with Aidan, but I seriously question the 5+ rating on the box. Sure, he's not going to choke on the pieces, but I am doubtful that there are many five year olds capable of putting this thing together on their own.

We're busy with lots of big changes, but it's been a while since I've posted an update, so this is the best I have. I'm definitely loving this new stage of Lego building, having spent a large portion of my own childhood building "theme parks" out of them (before they came with directions).