family, Struggles

Almost a perfect house

My husband and I love designing and building homes. We built our first home shortly after we moved to Idaho. We didn’t have a lot of money or very many kids (at the time), but we knew what kind of house we wanted to build. We picked a small town outside of Boise (mostly because… Read More Almost a perfect house

friends, love, running, Struggles


I have always wanted to be everyone’s friend. I have worked hard to make friends and to build meaningful friendships. For twelve years, I lived in a small town. I thought that I had made great friendships. I cared about them and I thought they cared about me. Then, a girlfriend asked me to help her… Read More Friends?


Good Hair Days

I love fixing my girl’s hair. Sometimes they tell me what they want. Sometimes I just figure it out as I go. I always use a squirt bottle to soften the tangles and to help it lay smoother. I have also found that medium sized elastics work best on my kids hair.

family, home

Sand castles on the beach

  I like having a clean house. It makes me happy. It makes me feel like my life is wonderful and orderly. When my house is clean, I feel like I can conquer the world. The problem is, I have kids. Kids are terribly messy. No matter what I do, keeping the house clean is… Read More Sand castles on the beach

faith, family, love, Struggles

Leaving the church sucks

I wish that I could say that leaving the church has brought me increased happiness. I wish that I could say that my life has deeper meaning and purpose. I with that I could say that I have found a new set of beliefs to teach my children. For a long time, I even wished that… Read More Leaving the church sucks