I’m always inspired by the promise of a new year. I am that person, the one that jumps out of her Christmas sweater and into something sparkly, who forces a “celebration” on tired family members because darn it, I will feeI deprived if there isn’t some kind of corny, ode-to-the-past champagne toast and faux enthusiastic… Continue reading Aaaaand We’re Back!
Our little miracle joined the world last Friday, July 25th. It was a fight for both of us, but he arrived in perfect health, weighing in at a healthy 7lbs 3oz and 20 3/4 inches. We are in love, still overwhelmed by this ultimate gift. It’s still hard for me to comprehend that Sam and… Continue reading Boomtown Baby!
This post comes a few months late. Blame it on the pregnancy hormones, but my motivation to do anything besides work, cook, clean and make time to sit in bed and watch Netflix is seriously diminished. I started writing this a loooong time ago- I can’t even remember when. Now, it is summer (EVEN HERE!)… Continue reading Springtime in Boomtown, USA
I really do believe that the wonderful things in our lives are gifts from above. The world is so full of bad it is easy to blame that on the heavens too, but in the end, humans are humans and by the grace of God we survive and even flourish in this life. I’m no… Continue reading Every Good and Perfect Thing
I pulled over to take this picture during a fairly epic windstorm. I climbed through the driver’s side window, slammed my sholders against the top of the window frame and tried not to be blown off the truck. It was rather exciting. Off Highway 85 there are mazes of dirt roads. They lead everywhere and… Continue reading Lonesome
Our beyond amazing wedding photographer took this photo. I feel like I have the most wonderful, dreamy life every time I look at it. The days just fly by out here. I wake up, go to work, and the next thing I know it is January 20th. How did that happen? Yesterday was the… Continue reading Day Dreams
The picture is fuzzy and we have loose insulation and empty propane tanks making us look super classy, but Sam was squinting (the snow was blowing into his eyes) in all the other ones and if life were perfect here I wouldn’t have a blog. Right? Taken this morning before I trekked off to work.… Continue reading Trailer Living: Trial and Triumph
The picture above was taken this past Sunday. Sam had the huge project of skirting the trailer to prevent pipes from freezing. He didn’t expect any help, but guys stepping out for a smoke (on their only day off) ended up coming down and working all day. It was quite the party by the afternoon.… Continue reading the icebox
Living in a trailer is a lot like living on a boat, I find. Besides the obvious similarity in space and storage issues, there is also that matter of constant motion. The wind is literally rocking my abode at the moment, and for dramatic effect there is enough creaking and rattling for a very convincing… Continue reading like a ship at sea…
Life is about to get really interesting. Besides getting married in 6 weeks, I’ll also be moving to North Dakota to join my love in the oil fields. Those changes aren’t drastic enough for us, so we decided to up the ante by buying a trailer to live in. I’m excited, terrified, worried about where… Continue reading And so it begins…