The 2017 NFED Family Conference has already come and gone - in a flash, it seems. This year it was held in Falls Church, VA, which is right outside of our nation's capital - Washington DC. The day before conference was Advocacy Day, and many NFED families went to Capitol Hill to speak with their … Continue reading 2017 NFED Family Conference Recap
On July 1, 2017, my brother John married his longtime love Cara, in a beautiful Vermont wedding. The party began on Friday afternoon, when many of the guests began arriving at the Echo Lake Inn in Ludlow, VT. It was raining off and on, so we were mostly confined to the porch, where everyone was … Continue reading A Vermont Wedding
Hello there, friendly friends! I have so much to write about and for some reason lately I have felt like I have NO time to blog. Or perhaps I just have no energy left, after all the adventuring we've been doing. Let's see. My brother John got married to his longtime girlfriend Cara on 7/1/17. … Continue reading Give me time…
"She used to work as a dental assistant, but she had a workplace injury and hasn't been able to work again..." Our curiosity piqued, Dave and I walk silently as we pass the pack of older women walking on the linear trail. I'm envisioning a drill gone rogue, or maybe a brutal severing of phalanges … Continue reading Overheard on our Saturday Walk…
Well, hi there! I am writing this from my bed at the Pillar and Post Inn in Niagara on the Lake. Not to be confused with Niagara Falls - it is NOT the same place. (Though the Falls are not far from here.) This is wine country. Anyway - I've been here for a meeting … Continue reading Hello from Ontario!
Several things have happened lately that have inspired me to begin making some big changes in my life... (this is a humongous post, so I'll wait while you grab a cup of tea or a snack to help you get through it). Captain Fantastic A few weeks ago, Dave and I watched Captain Fantastic and … Continue reading Time to cut the crap.
Lately I've been on a roll going through old papers and either taking pics of them or scanning them and then CHUCKING THEM! It feels so good to be rid of the excess stuff, and since I'm preserving it digitally, I don't feel so torn about throwing it out. Of course, there is still the … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Papers from the Past
This past weekend, Dave and I went up to Boston! I love going there. It's an easy drive (as long as you don't hit traffic...), and the city itself is just so... people-sized. Months ago, I saw that The Minimalists were going to do a show at The Wilbur. In a moment of spontaneity, I … Continue reading A Minimalist Trip to Boston
If I've ever loved anything in my life it has been the Little House books. Last year, my mom gave me a new book, Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, and I was once again able to connect with a kindred spirit from so long ago. The book contains some early drafts of Little House in the Big … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Little House on the Prairie
Hey there! It's been a while since I wrote a current-events post. As usual, I am busy thinking up so many things I want to do and trying to do everything at once and then feeling overwhelmed and rushed and anxious about life. How do you find balance? I constantly feel the need to create … Continue reading March Motivation