monday's child

Which child are you?

Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday's child works hard for a living
And the child that is born on the sabbath day is bonny and blithe and good and gay
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay

latest art

Lincoln (2 1/2 at age of drawing) sketched this little barn scene. Can you make out a mommy and baby zebra and big horn sheep in a barn, with a giraffe chilling outside?
My favorite part of this picture by Ikey is the hair. Didn't he get is just right?


Celebrating Holly!

Vegan gluten-free double-mint chocolate chip cake and frosting. Delicious.

Photo courtesy of Isaac

Happy Birthday, Holly.

33 reasons to absolutely, positively, unflinchingly ADORE you:

  1. you sparkle, inside and out
  2. you can still do two-tone
  3. your love for all creatures
  4. your utter goodness
  5. your longsuffering as my wife
  6. your sweet piano skills …
  7. … and melodious voice
  8. your strong thighs good for wrestlin’ …
  9. … wide hips good for bearin’ children
  10. your devotion to helping others
  11. your love of God and Light
  12. your combined intellect and compassion
  13. your mean curry dishes
  14. your brilliant future and inspiring past
  15. your perseverance in the face of debilitating headaches
  16. you still trust and love me
  17. the softness of your skin
  18. you mend my socks …
  19. … and my soul
  20. your toned biceps strong enough to do boy pushups
  21. your compassion for the underdog
  22. your delight in life’s simple pleasures
  23. your companionship on road trips
  24. you say you don’t need many things – and mean it
  25. you support my hobbies and craziness
  26. you give all your energy to your boys
  27. you can be trusted with secrets
  28. you nurture seedlings to life
  29. because you are you
  30. you always play piano nice and softly (Isaac)
  31. you like to ride bikes with me (Isaac)
  32. you help me practice piano (Isaac)
  33. you like to read to your family (Isaac)

Feel free to add to the list!

The world is lucky to have you on it, Holly.


baby keira

Isaac, Lincoln, and I were thrilled to have a chance to visit Utah over spring break to visit family and especially to meet our newest little niece/cousin: Baby Keira. She is the sweetest little doll! As a bonus we even got to stay with Michelle, Nate, Aves, and Keira.
Isaac loved the baby and would hold her for a long time. A visit to Oma Grandma and cousins visiting Wheeler Farm The boys even awoke to Easter at Aunt Shella's! Cousins down the line: Carlie, Isaac, Maddie, Brandon, Suzy, Blake, Kennedy, Lincoln, Avery, Anika, and Keira