Say my name. 

He says your name. Not because he is trying to get your attention or criticize you, but because he loves the way your name sounds coming out of his mouth. Because when he looks at you and says your name he can say 1,000 things with only one word. He says “be careful” when you … More Say my name. 

The Basement Remodel

In my tiny house the builder managed to squeeze three living rooms, one for each of us!  Cody’s bedroom is in the lower level and so (of course) is his living room. The crappy part of moving into a previously lived in house is that other people have pets too and their pets were assholes … More The Basement Remodel

Vegetable Jambalaya

2 Tbsp vegetable oil or butter 1 medium size onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 3 stalks of celery, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 small green chile, chopped 2 large tomatoes 2 bay leaves 1 tsp paprika  1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried oregano … More Vegetable Jambalaya

Kid Questionaire

7 years ago I asked the kids a series of questions…. I thought it would be fun to ask them the same questions again 7 years later!   Asked to Carsten 1. What is something mom always says to you? Age 7- I love you. Age 14- You look cute. 2. What makes mom happy? … More Kid Questionaire