New Normals


Trying to get things back to some sort of routine in the new house but finding lots of new normals for us.

  • New out-the-door-in-the-morning times, now that the kids are taking the bus.
  • Trying to figure out where everything will go in it’s new place.
  • Trying to remember where we put everything away at in it’s new place.
  • Trying to get used to all the white around here. Paint coming soon. Very soon.
  • Trying not to be too overwhelmed with the thought of cleaning all this square footage.
  • New grocery stores, Safeway, I missed you.
  • New shopping. Oh, the shopping: here, here and here!
  • A Cost Plus World Market. Finally!
  • A new list of projects already growing for a brand new house – that’s how we roll!
  • Being able to see family every week that used to be a world away.
  • New memories already being created.


10 Things I Know To Be True

Inspired by Shaunna and gang, the ever Perfectly Imperfect. Here’s my own two cents.

1. You will never sleep the same again after having children. Ever. No matter how old they get.

2. Pinterest is a time-sucker.

3. Phyllis Diller was right. Cleaning up after kids IS like shoveling while it’s still snowing.

4. You are your own worst enemy.

5. Why is Candy Crush so addicting?

6. 14 year old boys temporarily lose mental capacity…..or at least I hope it’s temporary.

7. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dry heat, hot is hot!

8. Raising kids will be the most important job you will ever have.

9. We are in a two bedroom apartment right now and everything we own is in storage for two months while our house is being finished. Living with less is so freeing.

10. Iowa will always hold a special place in our hearts.