Saturday, November 24, 2012

a river runs through it.

Organizing magazines suggest sweeping your porch off before holiday entertaining. Maybe putting up a nice wreath. We went another route this year. We rented a jackhammer and invited my biggest brother in law over destroy our front porch. It was neat.
Our bedroom flooded on Wednesday.  Thursday we had 17 adults over for Thanksgiving dinner.  While the turkey smoked, Nate jackhammered.  This girl made her first pie.  And by the end of Black Friday, the water was diverted.

Grateful again for my handy husband.  For this old house.  For walls and carpet and messy front lawns.  For a life that doesn't look like a magazine.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

my mister, age 4.

Me: Stay little, Everett
Him: No. I'm going to have birthdays.

Him: it's going to get really smokey in this house, Mom. I've got a lot of welding to do.