Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Meet Jack, a two-year-old Australian Cattle dog mix. He's Logan's dog and Charlie's new friend. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Working on school while working at the blueberry farm. 
Friends have asked when school starts. For me it seems like it never ended. 

Two weeks ago I finished teaching the summer term. One week ago I started taking online classes toward my master's degree. This week I began teaching again.

I'm not sure when it started, but I know it's already started. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ford 500

Grandpa would have been proud of Brian. When the price of a car at an auction went down low, Brian's hand went up high. He came home driving a Ford 500. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013


One of Charlie's favorite times is mealtime. He devours his bowl of dry dog food as if it were the most delicious food in the world. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013


...where Amanda and I went last week.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


This little girl charms me with her smiles, but when I reach for my camera, it's no laughing matter.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013


It's been a rough end of the semester for me. I feel like a failure as a teacher.


I am deciding not to base my measurement of success as a teacher on my feelings.  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blueberry girl

Naomi and I work a lot of shifts together at the blueberry farm.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday picnic

 Our friends Kendra and Kathryn were visiting last weekend. After church on Sunday, some of us set out for a park where we met other friends for a picnic. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A good tree

brings good fruit.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The farmer

That's what my friend Michelle's four-year-old daughter calls Libby.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Yesterday I caught a student cheating on a test. I think I feel worse than the students when I find them cheating. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013


Libby and I tried to assert dominion over this flowerbed this spring. It wouldn't hurt to try again this fall. 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Charlie in the pool

Charlie in the pool