The Happyish Homestead

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Some Things Worth Mentioning:

  • I got Meg and Spencer to help me clean the shower.


  • Bennett turned 2 months old. {He’s days away from turning three months old, but whose counting…}


  • We built some snowmen.  Bryce and I were on opposite teams to dress the kids the fastest.
  • I won.  {Always worth mentioning…}









  • We decorated for Christmas.
  • And fought about whose turn it was to put the star on the tree.


  • My sister came to visit for five days before Thanksgiving and took like 1,000 pictures of our family.
  • 15 of them turned out.











  • I finished the clothes for the girl’s Christmas presents.
  • I was unrealistic about how fun that was going to be.
  • They’re each getting a: robe, cape, shirt, and pants.


  • My sister is talented enough to get a decent picture of me.



Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Lies From The Voices Inside My Head:

  • Move to Medford, they said.  It never snows there, they said.
  • Get a Dutch Bros. hot chocolate, they said.  You won’t be addicted, they said.
  • Make American Girl Doll outfits for Christmas, they said.  You can do it, they said.  Sleeves are just a word, they said; not a problem, they said.
  • Make play dough for Meg and Spencer, they said.  It will only take a couple of minutes and they’ll play with it for hours, they said.  Not the opposite, they said.
  • Get more chickens, they said.  You’ll find space, they said.
  • Hide your Nutter Butters in the basement, they said.  They’ll be safe there, they said.
  • Go ahead and start that book, they said.  You have self-discipline, they said.
  • Have another baby, they said.  He’ll be as easy as the last one, they said.
  • Buy those gray leggings, they said.  Bryce will like them, they said.
  • Teach Elizabeth piano, they said.  She won’t feel compelled to play an entire song, they said.
  • Let Spencer hold the roll of gift wrap at Wal-Mart, they said.  He would never use it as a sword, they said.
  • Allow Elizabeth to make a marshmallow string garland, they said.  That won’t turn into a sticky, white mess, they said.
  • Turn on the windshield wipers, they said.  There’s no way they would break if they were frozen to the windshield, they said.


Any lies from the voices inside your head?


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I Really Wanted To Play….

that thing that was going around Facebook.

You know where you say random things about yourself?

It was super fun to read what everyone else had to say about themselves.

{And I love talking about myself…}

But the one person’s status I commented on, never gave me a number.

It’s a good thing I’m not a quitter….

So here’s some random things about me:

  1. I never eat the last corner of my toast or sandwich.
  2. When I was 13, I ‘bought’ a horse by shoveling horse poop for a guy down the street that bred horses.  Her name is Sable.  She still lives at my parent’s house.
  3. I loathe my nose.  For real.  It’s pointy and round at the same time, the nostrils are enormous, and it’s weirdly large.
  4. I blow dry my feet in the morning when it’s cold outside.
  5. I jay walk.  All of the time.
  6. When I was in college, I was a shameless dater.  I once had three dates in one day.  Another time I walked by this cute boy who had just received some change back from a purchase and told him that was the perfect amount of money to take a girl out for ice cream.
  7. However, I also ended up dating this boy who was the son of a polygamist.
  8. I was super shy, up until the 4th grade.
  9. In kindergarten I was riding my bike home from school and turned to wave at one of my friends and slammed into a mailbox.
  10. In high school, I rear-ended another car at a stoplight in my parent’s car that I was driving home from work because my sister had rolled our kid’s car and while my parent’s car was in the shop I borrowed a neighbor’s car for a date because the boy I was dating didn’t have a car because he and his sister had gotten T-boned by another car and while on the date I got hit by a truck damaging my neighbor’s car.  All in the same week.
  11. I firmly believe that McDonald’s has the best French fries.
  12. When I was a sophomore in high school I had both braces and glasses.  {Cruel, right?}  I had this really cranky, intimidating English teacher {Hi, Ms. Moore!} for my last period of the day. She let me throw a party the day I got my braces off.
  13. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books of all time.


Hope you’re having a good week,