The Happyish Homestead

Thursday, October 15, 2015

From Twice a Week

To barely twice a month.

That’s my current posting schedule.

In my defense, when I first started blogging I had

three kids.

And now there’s six.

Apparently I can do half as much with twice as many kids.{!}


Alright then.

Here’s what we’ve been up to.

Bennett turned two.

And to celebrate he had as many tantrums as he has been alive {24, I’ll help ya out} in one day.


Libby is almost six months.

She’s working on sitting up, rolls over, has two teeth, drools a lot, cries a lot, gets held a lot, and eats a lot.

Sometimes if she’s lucky, Bennett will find an old raisin he found on the floor to feed her.

Constant vigilance.




And Bryce’s dad gave us this stove.

That he had in his garage.

That he got from his parent’s basement.

Which they had purchased and never used

in 1940.


I set it up in our family room for the kids to use for play.

Bryce says I’m the only person he knows that would use an actual old stove for a play stove.


I told him, he’s the only person I know that would have a father that has an un-used pre-WWII stove in his garage.

{In it’s original box!}

I am seriously, seriously thinking about spray painting it a fun color: light blue? red? yellow? thoughts?


And I finally found something to hang under this sign.

Since this house is one of the original pear orchard homes, we found an old pear bin label and a picture of some old locals during harvest time.


I dehydrated some of our watermelon.

And guys, it’s like candy.

I don’t even share it with the kids.


And Bryce said no to a Halloween party this year.

But if you’re hosting one, and would like to invite us, so we can do this really fun costume idea that I have in mind that Bryce says he refuses to wear unless it’s under a very specific circumstance, i.e. costume party, let me know!



  1. you can come to our family halloween party, its worth the drive. Also, I'm insanely jealous of your stove, I want it! I even have a chimney and room for it, I was describing to Jotham exactly that stove except I wanted it colored - totally paint yours! Unless you think that one day you'd actually hook it up and use it an emergency. I dream of homemade bread cooked in an old fashioned wood burning stove. Ahhhh.....

  2. just kidding, does yours have an oven box? Or just the burners.

  3. This post was worth the wait! I know its crazy a lot of the time, but when you boil the days down to a blog post, it is pretty incredible!

  4. Dehydrated watermelon?! I need to try! Does your ward do a Halloween Trunk or Treat/Chili Cook off? That would totally count as a Halloween Party in which Bryce needs to dress up. Tim is dragging his feet about his Peter Pan costume so I feel you there!


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