Siobhán crawled up the stairs for the first time today. She made it up 8 or 9 steps before tiring out.
Quillan’s 4th birthday. He invited his friends Jerram and Ryan
I spent 7.5 hours making this queen size bed frame. I used mostly reclaimed wood, except for the 1×4 spruce trim along the outside. It cost me under $20 in materials. Also, it was my first time using double rabbet joints. Let’s hope this one lasts longer than our previous metal frame did.
Made a simple, sturdy bench for our younger children to use at the table. Made it out of 4 2×6’s, and it cost me under $15. Now, Our three children don’t have to share two chairs. It actually works great.
After 25 years of wanting a tattoo, I finally got one today. I think it’s fitting that my first one is of Mary’s fingerprint over my heart. She has touched my heart in so many ways.
Boys against the girls
After 20 years of Christmases together, we bought our first live tree tonight. We brought 4 of our children with us. It was a pleasant experience. And our home smells like a forest. 🙂