A new addition

Feb 28, 2021

I know we've been quiet for a few months. We've been busy training this girl. Barkley loves having a new best friend. Sophie already has some fans in the neighborhood. She lights up when she sees kids. We know she will love a baby.

The sweetest melon!

Aug 17, 2020

This year we grew cantaloupes for the first time! They have been a refreshing and tasty addition to our garden.

Screen Fatigue

Jul 04, 2020

Hello again,

It's been awhile since we posted, but we're still here. We've just been overwhelmed by the constant online-ness of life, and stepped away for a breather. I realize we have missed Father's Day already, and suddenly it's the 4th of July. Hope you are all celebrating safely.

Laura, Clay, and Barkley!

Whistle While You Work, Part 2

May 28, 2020

As noted earlier, one of Clay's favorite things to do is start a song, and see if Laura will start singing too. It works every time. Another habit Clay has, is making up original songs about chores, favorite foods, and of course, our pets. One of his standards is called, "The dishes are stacking up." Working from home, we have reason to sing this little ditty way more often. Our dishwasher is getting lots of use these days.

Our growing garden

May 25, 2020

Our garden is growing! We have one tomato, lots of cucumbers, and beans coming! I'll be making lots of pickles this summer!

Empty Nesters

May 25, 2020

Our baby cardinals have left the nest! We ended up having 3 baby birds. It was incredibly difficult to try to photograph them, so we just savored our view. Ruby and Fred were the best parents. Miss Ruby will be building a new nest, and she won't return to this one. This blogger was able to capture what we experienced perfectly, so I thought I'd share:



A new arrival

May 12, 2020

Our baby cardinal has hatched. Here you can see the daddy feeding his baby. We've named the daddy bird Fred. Mama bird is Ruby, and little baby bird is yet to be named. It's so fun to watch this nest. We have an incredible front row seat from our living room. It's so cool!

Happy Mother's Day

May 11, 2020

Today is a day that we honor mothers.

Making an adoption plan for your little one makes you one of the strongest and bravest mothers. Today, we honor you! Know you are loved.


I toad you so!

May 11, 2020

The other night, Laura spotted a huge toad on our back patio. She tried to call Clay over, but he hopped away to a hiding spot before Clay could see him. Well, our toad is back. Clay got to see him up close. He's hanging out and snacking on bugs. We also found his hiding spot. I think he's here to stay for a season. We've named him Mr. Hoppy.

Something to tweet about

May 09, 2020

A mama cardinal has built her nest in our rose bush. We are so lucky to have a front row seat, as she hatches her eggs. This rose bush, is right by our living room window. We will post more in a few weeks when we see a baby bird or two. We have named this sweet mama bird Ruby!

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