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!
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
A picture from yesterday. The sun and snow combination is blinding and exhilarating. I love it. This is what happens when two mildly impulsive people marry each other. You find yourself in the salsa aisle of the grocery store buying queso and a huge bag of tortilla chips (down the chip aisle- why are these… Continue reading Snow and Queso
You know those days where nothing goes quite right, and it seems like every tiny little task becomes an enormous inconvenience? I have those days a lot. So much in fact, that I’ve really struggled with major anxiety these past few months. Randomly, I become aware that I’m bottling up so much negative anticipation that… Continue reading mud and miracles…it’s been quite the week in the oil patch
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