Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Jessie and the Fire

This is Ryan's version of the fire. The smarty pants knows all about photography ("magic" to me) and uses the manual functions on our big camera. This was about 11:15 last night. This morning when we got up there was nothing burning, but within an hour there was very distinct smoke. Apparently, we live in a rainshadow, which explains the oddity of living between two mountain ranges, one with pine trees, the other with Joushua trees.
Jessie was four months old on Wednesday. I took her to the doctor and she is 26 inches long, and weighed 14 pounds 11 ounces. She also had a heart murmur (very common in infants, nothing to worry about) and a crooked head. Her head is "slightly" flat on the right side, which is the side she has favored since birth. So, I have to be a little more conscientious about laying her so she has to put her head to the left. She already has stranger anxiety. She has started to eat some rice cereal. She likes to suck her thumb, and a few times I've seen her sucking the same two fingers as Kacy did. She is so good, and she sleeps like a champ (11 hours seems to be normal at night- wow. I got lucky! Just wait until she starts teething though- then I'll be up again at night. Since my kids all teeth really late, I've got awhile.)


  1. The picture of Jessie looks like Will. Just thought I'd let you know.

  2. The fire updates are so scarry. I'm so sorry you are having to deal with that on top of everything else you deal with. Keep us posted you will be in our prayers.

    Jessie is adorable by the way (I'm sure you already knew that).