This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 132 (3 Weeks on the Road!)

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That Gwen. Girl knows how to Cracker Barrel. Well we've officially been on the road for our road trip around the US for three weeks....with three weeks to go....and three kids in the car. (I know! We're crazy!) But it's been SO awesome thus far. There's no way I can catch you up in one post so I'll just tell a couple of stories from the road and then eventually give the big events their own … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 131 (Road Trip Beginnings!)

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Well, here we are. We really did it. We set out on our insane ambitious road trip with three small children in tow a week ago and so far it's been wonderful. In fact, it's been so good that we haven't even had to bust out the DVD player for the car. We headed north to Atlanta, GA where we stayed at one of our best friend's apartments. The kids did great on the drive even though we were … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 130 (Fourth of July Edition!)


Happy Fourth! We're taking it easy today since the kids seem to be a little under the weather. As we get closer to our departure date, the goodbyes and "lasts" have begun and that's hard. My little circle of Catholic mom friends organized a send off for me last night. We talked for hours sitting by my friend Kaitlin's pool in the dark and it really hit me how much I will miss these amazing … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 129 (Moving out!)

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Ta da! I give you the cube that is now housing all our earthly goods except for the clothes and necessities we'll need for the next nine weeks (including six weeks of road trip/camping/speaking). It feels good that all our stuff actually fits in that little POD. Here's something I learned about moving out of a place you've been living for five years.....just when you think you're almost done … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 128

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Welcome to This Week’s Miscellany, the weekly feature at Carrots where I share photos, quotes, links, or whatever strikes my fancy! It seems weird to start this off with anything other than grief and prayers for Charleston and the victims of the racist hate crime that took so many lives. And following that, any little news our family has seems silly and trite but it's all I have to share … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 127

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Welcome to This Week’s Miscellany, the weekly feature at Carrots where I share photos, quotes, links, or whatever strikes my fancy! It's this little gal's birthday tomorrow. How has it been two years since she was born? As my brother pointed out, she was born not just with hair...but with a hair do. I think it was Great Gatesby era inspired. She is still the absolute silliest … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 126 (Including Ballerinas and Links About Goats and Protein-Shake Helmets)

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It's been a couple of weeks since the last TWM and I'm not sure where to begin! Things have been crazy. I'm planning a new edition for all my email subscribers to the Carrots newsletter (you can sign up here--it's different from the blog posts) all about what's going on with the house and the move because that's been keeping us busy. In addition to the house and the tree saga (which is … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 125

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First off, just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who ordered the bundle through us. We are thrilled to offer that crazy awesome deal and so grateful for your support. Our earnings from the sale will go straight to our moving costs and living expenses during the farm internship. And if you emailed me your receipt to receive Daniel's cookbook, I am ALMOST done getting the book to all of you. If you … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 124

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Last weekend we had our parish picnic. I LOVE Easter Egg hunts that happen DURING Eastertide. Hooray! Lucy spent most of the time finding eggs and putting them in babies' baskets because she was worried the babies wouldn't get enough. The warrior princesses got their faces painted like fairies while Benjamin opted for "The Monster Mask." Entire crew was devastated when bath time came and … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 123

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Happy weekend, friends! I didn't post anything on Easter weekend so we've got some catching up to do. We went to the Easter Vigil and everyone survived! The big kids were great and Gwen was.....a toddler. But I'm so glad we went. It's so exciting and the kids love it. The Quotable Benjamin: Me: "How'd you get so cute?" Benjamin, while eating trail mix (6 years): "Well, I think it's just … [Read more...]