My Tribe

A lot has happened in the last six months (obviously) but there’s one thing that changed drastically and has made a huge difference in my life.

I’m an introvert (tell us something we don’t know, Greta), and I’ve always had close girl friends that I can pick up right where we […]

Five. Already. For Real This Time.

The baby. My Boo. Today he turns five. FIVE! He’s been saying for the last year (or two) that he was five years old, but today, he really is. He’s been at home with me for five solid years, and in a few short months, he’ll […]

I Had To Help Her Move.

I never wanted an elf in our house, but the kids have them in their classrooms and kept asking when we’ll have one in our house. So last year, I got one that didn’t look like that skinny little Elf on the Shelf and tried to remember to move her […]

The Pups

Randy (Randall, Randall J. Simpson Funk, Rando) is the newest member of the family, coming to us a few months ago because he had a chicken-killing problem on the farm where he lived.

He is passive as can be, definitely not the Alpha…more like the Delta. If he is confronted […]

Have Yourself a Dino Little Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, John Hammond gave to me…

Henry made up the 12 Days of Christmas: Jurassic Park Edition yesterday.

Just try not to sing along.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, John Hammond gave to me:

Twelve pteranadons

Eleven mosasaurs

Ten ACU*

Nine tyranosaurs

Eight dino fights

Seven saurapods

Six DNA samples

Five gyrosphere rides

Four spinosaurs

Three stegosaurs

Two […]

Back To Bed.

He came downstairs this morning with his most perfect pouty face.

“I was trying to take a nap, but you guys waked me up.”

So he went back upstairs to his bed.

I heard him singing to himself for a bit, but then got quiet.

After awhile, he came back downstairs, and he was […]

The Cutest Little Gamer

“Ervin, if you do that, you’ll regenerate. That means come back.”

Essie is such a gamer, like her brothers. She comes by it naturally, although I’m more like Ivy and will only play if I’m in the exact right mood (I loved to play the fighting games with my guy friends […]

Bubble, Popped.

For someone that highly values her personal space, I’m not often without someone in it.

This is my lap, always. It’s not terrible.

And that’s a wrap on NaBloPoMoSorta, folks. Thanks for bearing with me.

The Beginning of the End

Four years ago, my whole family (parents, siblings, nieces and nephews) took two giant passenger vans down to San Antonio for the Thanksgiving holiday.

It was a long trip (we got stuck in Austin traffic for a really long time), but we did a lot of fun stuff and all of […]

So Very Thankful for…..

1. Name a color you are thankful for.

I’m thankful for blue skies, blue eyes. I’m thankful for brown hair, brown dirt. White wine, white clouds. Yellow cheese, yellow sunshine.

2. Something your spouse does that you are thankful for.

This is a very specific example, and thankfully does not happen regularly, but […]