This blog is all about my family. We try to live simply, and I write about those pursuits. My three boys are homeschooled. I write a lot about that, too. I make things – mostly quilts and crocheted projects. I share those things here as well. So as you can see, there’s a bit of a hodgepodge here on these pages. And that’s just the way I like it!
That’s me, the one on the left. I’m 32, and have been married to my high school sweetheart since 2001. We have three amazing boys (more on them later), and my greatest joy as a mother is the ability to school them at home. In addition to taking care of the children, I love crafting, cooking, and writing, which is taking the form of blogging at this time in my life. My favorite things include having a clean house (though not the pursuit of making it so), a new project to work on, and a fresh basket of clean cloth diapers to start the day with for the
baby toddler. Things I dislike include putting away the laundry, processed foods (although we eat our fair share of them), and single-use plastics (i.e. plastic bags). For more about me than you ever wanted to know, see my posts from my birthday in 2013 and 2014.
Small Fry here is our gap baby; he’s 2. Will always knew he wanted more than two kids, but it took him a full five years to convince me to have more! That’s why there’s such a big age difference between Munchkin and Small Fry. Small Fry is a true blessing in our home. He’s the greatest baby ever (no offense to your baby!). I can’t imagine life without him.
That there’s my handsome hubby, Will. He writes comic books (check out his website or buy a book on Amazon) and sells them in person. He also does freelance graphic design. He works his tail off so I can focus on the kids. Some of his favorite things are going on long bike rides with the boys, doing crazy hard Sudoku puzzles, and drinking iced tea – no lemon or sweetener.
This is Seahawk. He’s 10 now, and is our firstborn. What a joy this kid is to have! He loves playing basketball (he was on a team in 2013-14), biking with his dad, and playing outside with his brothers and friends. He doesn’t love school so much, but is frequently grateful to be homeschooled rather than going to public school.
This is Munchkin, our second. He’s 8, and another true delight. He loves all things academic – he frequently asks me if he can do a book report! Reading is his passion, but he loves playing outside, too. It’s a quandary for him sometimes: to read or to play? The decision is usually answered by how nice his older brother is being to him on a given day.
So that’s all about us. Tell me about you!