Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome Gustav

 We adopted this little guy~  He was found in a dumpster but he now has a forever home.  He loves Asha..but she doesn't care too much for him  Juniper is terrified of him and the chins just want to play...he however does not care for them!  He is about 14 weeks old~
Welcome to our family Gus~

Sick Rowan

 Poor Rowan was SO sick for a week and a half.  He is still coughing and it has been over 3 weeks! David has it and well for him that means prednisone, antibiotics and inhalers...or pneumonia..  Rowan pretty much took 4 or 5 baths a day while he was sick.  It was definitely his happy place~


Rowan goes to the most amazing school ever.  He has the sweetest staff members and they stuck notes in his backpack.  he was never so happy to be back at school~

No more illness please!

The Costume


 This is what Rowan has chosen to be for Halloween this year....Trick or Treating is going to be interesting~

Dancing...and ..falling hahahahaha!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Blanket Forts with Mara

 Rowan has the best time ever when Mara babysits! All the cats!

 They built blanket forts~
Life is fun~

TJ Miller at Wise Guys

 We went to see TJ Miller at Wise Guys with some friends and had a great time! He was hilarious as well as his opening guy. 

Life is fun!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Rainbow Hair

 Rowan wanted to dye his hair, but I also know him and after a day our two...or maybe even an hour or teo he would want it out...so, I got these cool hair wax colors for him and each morning I just make his hair a new color.  It has been super fun.  Today he wanted all the colors!
Love this kid and his style~

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rocky Horror Picture Show


 For date night, David got us tickets to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show live on stage at SLCC.  It was so great!  We had not been to see it since skipping out on Prom back in 1990!
 They even had audience participation bags~

This was us, 29 years ago about to go into the see it with our friends and we had tose candy wax lips...this was our "first kiss"  Back then it was a regular Friday night show in Memphis~

Such good memories~

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Lagoon Date


David and I had a Saturday all to ourselves! Mara took Rowan for the day and we headed to Lagoon for Frightmares~

I even braved riding The Cannibal and I didn't die!





































 Life is fun!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Kiwi Crate: Powerful Pumps



Sick at home meant we had the time to do one of our slowing stacking up Kiwi Crates! He had a lot of fun with this one~

 Building a balloon pump with a duckbill valve~








 Then we removed the duckbill valve and created a water pump.  He loves playing car wash with this one!










So much fun!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Random Shots of our Life

We had our first freeze last night so I think he has collected the last of the garden bounty.  We got tons of tomatoes this year, 1 cucumber, tons of strawberries, a few salsa peppers and one not quite fully grown but the vine broke watermelon.  It was a fun gardening year~

Rowan is LOVING school.  I helped my friend Rebecca (shown) cut out all the aprons for her international cooking class.  She finished them all up and they turned out great! 

 Willow had their first every cavity...they were so hungry that the lights looked like tortillas!

 Rowan was excited to get the wrapping paper I ordered from his cousin in New York!  Helping out with those school fundraisers~


 Its time for hot coffee...I'm so not ready for the cold...I am not sure I am going to survive the winter!

 Always his happy place~


Life is good~



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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!