In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday, Sunday

     I just might have the answer for blogging. At least for my blog. For now, I will be posting once a week. Life is too crazy and our internet is too slow. Also, don't forget, I have four children. And a husband. And forty-some odd animals. But I miss putting into print all the funny/interesting/sad/crafty/insane things that make up our lives. Like Thane telling me that I am his best friend. And Iris crawling and getting two bottom teeth. Spencer discovering so many things about himself and this crazy world. Maycee being Maycee and taking up near permanent residence in La La Land. Matt volunteering for our local fire department that is run strictly by volunteers. And as for myself, crafting and sewing and cleaning and thinking, as usual.

Maycee in all her glory.

Me and my little buddy.

Spencer B.

My handsome Hubby. Hubba Hubba

Iris enjoying some air time in Ouray.

My four lovelies on Thane's third birthday.

The purse I made for myself.

And last but most certainly not least, this video of Thane that makes me laugh every time I watch it. Just so you know, his shirt says,"I am definitely up to something." I've never seen a shirt suit someone so perfectly. 

**This post took me 4.28 hours to complete. Yea, our internet is that slow. And I needed a snack break. And a breastfeeding break. And I had to break up a couple of rainy day arguments.**


  1. Wait, you had rain?! :) Glad to hear from you, it's been too long.

  2. Awe! We miss you guys! It seems like you have found your home! The kids are gorgeous. I can not believe how grown up Spence is. Thane looks just like him! The carrot bit it so darn sweet. Maycee looks like she might be taller than Spencer these days and a future Burning Man participant. Iris seems very mellow and those cheeks need some mooshing.
    Matt rules! He's just a fire bug in disguise.
    I love the purse you made. Your sewing skills have surpassed mine. I am working on a quilt currently and have become quite good at hemming and upcycling some of B's little dresses into skirts. My lines are pretty straight and I have not sewed my own finger into that is a plus. Give us a call soon. It has been too long. Need so Coble miller time or fat tire time... it is just good fun. xoxo J

  3. Amanda....i lovvve your blog. It reminds me so much of your moms Christmas letters that I miss so much. I also lovvve your little family. They are perfect. Where do you live now? Is it close to your mom and dad? Tell Matt hello. So glad y'all are still together. Keep posting and I'll keep reading. Miss seeing y'all. Love Joan