• Crazy Kids,  Critters,  Family,  Holidays

    Chucky 2.0

    When I asked Sophie this year if she was going trick-or-treating, she said she wasn't, because she was 13 and none of her friends were going. Truth be told, I was relieved, because I wasn't really up for the task of making a costume. Two days before Halloween, Sophie changed her mind. Some friends of hers were, indeed, going trick-or-treating,…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Sports,  Travel

    Twenty!

    Bean, Bean, the Party Machine. That was the nickname given to Sabrina at summer camp one year when she was in middle school, and she's definitely still living up to it at twenty. But in a good way, mind you;  she loves to have fun wherever she goes, despite the new nickname given to her in college: Soberina. 🙂 This…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Photography

    Hold that Pose.

    Sophie and I headed out to the wooded area by the lake last week so I could take some photos, and I had such a fun time with her.. despite how self-conscious she is when I'm taking her picture, she manages to have a little fun and gets me to laughing. I told her that I would say the name…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Fridays with Bre,  Friends,  Music,  Travel

    Cheese.

    For a few years now, my oldest daughter Bre has been trying to convince me that I'd love her style of music if I'd give it a try – particularly if I'd give her favorite band (introduced to her by Josh), The String Cheese Incident, a chance. I love all sorts of music, but never actually listen to any, because…

  • Crazy Kids

    Homework.

    Sabrina was home last weekend, and got her baby sister to help her with an assignment for her Environmental Communications class. The class was split up into teams, and each team needed to come up with a campaign ad to encourage others to be more aware of what we're doing to God's green earth. So Sabrina's team came up with…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Duet

    Any time a song comes on the radio (or pops into Sophie's head), Sophie and I usually start singing to it together. She will belt out the lead to any song, and I usually take on a background singer's role, which seems to work well for us. It doesn't, however, work as well for others in the house; on a…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    It’s Been a While!

    I've missed sitting here and "chatting" with you guys! I guess it's not really chatting, since I'm the one doing all the talking, but it feels like we're chatting sometimes. 🙂 I've been wanting to sit here and post something for a long time now, but I've been extremely busy with getting class pieces designed and releases organized, and have…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    God’s Creatures

    Sabrina has always had an intense love for animals. But she drew the line when Bre, a few years ago, suggested she buy herself a Spirit Hood. Spirit Hoods are faux-animal-fur hoods often seen worn by the mountain-loving younger crowd in Colorado (Breanna included) and a few other places. However, the idea soon grew on Bean, and she decided that…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.

    Okay, not the cleverest of blog titles, but I blame it on my afternoon of drinking tea instead of coffee. Sabrina has been growing her hair out for years. Her long hair is sort of what she's known for around these parts, and she's always felt like she'd be lost without it. But earlier this year, she started thinking that…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family,  Holidays

    Tree Huggers.

    We finally got the Christmas tree taken down, and if you follow me on Instagram, you may remember all the needles in the carpet I got to clean up. 🙂 Last week Mike loaded up the tree into the back of the car, and the three of us headed to a nearby tree recycling area to say goodbye. It was…