Around Here Right Now

Here’s what we’re up to these days:

1) Baking biscuits


This has been my go-to recipe for years! Always love it. (I substitute tapioca starch for corn starch, and millet flour for soy flour.)

2) Listening to this song over and over:

Kaylia keeps asking for it over and over again!

3) Sorting baby clothes!


Getting so excited to dress a little boy! But I do find myself feeling a bit baffled about the need for so many animals, modes of transportation, and sports paraphernalia when I wonder through the boys’ section. What if our boy doesn’t like animals, won’t drive a car until he’s 16, and gets his athletic ability from his mother instead of his father?

I feel myself gravitating towards plaids and stripes instead….We’ll keep his options open!;)

4) Digging up our yard

For my birthday, my dad’s gift to me was granting one wish – whatever I wanted! At first I didn’t know what to ask for, but it didn’t take me long to think about this project for our backyard:


Ben is wanting to set up a play structure, but our yard is too sloped for him to just put one up without doing some landscaping, which seemed like a ton of work to add to his full schedule. But I told my dad that my greatest wish was for this project to be complete, ease the stress in Ben’s life, and get the play structure up so our girls could enjoy it this summer. My dad arrived with his tractor a few nights later, and got things going. So much faster than Ben doing it with a shovel! But now our beautiful sod is a mess, and we’ve got a ways to go yet!

What are you up to these days?