Still here

May 19, 2017 by meg | 0 comments

UntitledUntitledAfter the end of the school year post from last year popped up via Facebook memories and reminded me of how much I love this space, which has been sorely neglected, I decided to take 5 minutes to write something. It doesn’t really matter what we put here because its all a part of our story. So for today its about getting back to it. Once again school has almost ended for the year and it was a big year of growth and change for our family. But, for today, a few quick pictures and we’ll provide the updates through future posts.

making our world go ’round – outside time and pie

May 23, 2016 by meg | 0 comments

three movies of the dog being herself (click each link to view) and a couple of photos of zelda helping in the garden at anchorage community house. oh and our new project car.


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making our world go ’round: perfectly imperfect

November 9, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

packing for her vacation to iowa she says. apparently one day of school being cancelled for weather has her ready to hit the school is cancelled due to snow. oh well that’s how life goes. zelda’s on a pretend vacation to iowa, packing as i type. bittersweet, missing family, but very happy at the new snow. maybe we’ll bust out the sled today. uploadwe stayed in and washed hair tonight. it's been awhile since z rocked some free hair. #naturalhair #afrohair #freehairthings have been a little bit like that of late, things not always going to plan, but turning out well or at least ok regardless, which is a little stressful for a planner like me. here are some good examples: this blog. ┬áneglected more than we want. that said, what’s on here makes us happy. i love to read back through the posts. its like looking at a scrapbook. i was just looking through and i’m disappointed we didn’t take a yearly portrait of zelda like we typically do each year, but the picture of her on her birthday is pretty sweet and so is the video, which is zelda’s favorite (her words). IMG_4709 zelda’s hair. oh my! we washed it this weekend and in going through it to detangle we found matted sections. it was gross. we decided to straighten it to make sure every last strand was detangled, clean and moisturized. what we found was a lot of dead ends and little knots that had to be cut. a 2 inch home hair cut? why not. it looks cute and is a lot healthier. plus these resulting little braided buns are so cute.

food. zelda has always been a good eater. these days she wants her food different. the upside is that if we just make it look different that usually does the trick. last night she slurped up the long pieces of kale from her soup and then asked for seconds. yay! ready for #housemusic making. #familyjam #musicalways #playmeasong #learntogether #togetherwelearnZelda and mama built it tall. Engineer daddy played it safe on the other side.
our house. the place is a little messier and little less organized than i’d like. but the upside is that we opened anchorage community house, a project we are proud of, but that hasn’t been without some growing pains in the short time it’s been in existence and required some diversion of energies (and furniture) from our house to the one across the way. plus, when you can be playing games or making music, why would you want to clean?

so all of that is to say, sorry for the radio silence this past while. luckily instagram posts our pics to facebook so we are around, just not always here. life ticks on by and we try to make the most of each day however it comes and for us that’s perfectly imperfect.

so long old blue

March 23, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

it was almost 10 years ago that zach and i drove to eastern iowa to purchase our blue volvo wagon that would bring us north to alaska. even after being wrecked and rebuilt with a red hood, the car served us very well, always there ready and waiting for whatever we needed. just shy of 300,000 miles, yesterday we handed the old wagon off to a new owner.
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zelda helped give the car one last cleaning before sending her off into the sunset. hopefully we’ll see ya around old blue.

100 and one kisses

March 17, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

IMGP9621.jpgthis morning as i’m giving zelda a hug and kiss before her and daddy leave for school zelda says, mama give me 100 kisses and then one more. this super sweet kid made her mama’s day.