Monthly Archives: August 2008


The bidding is open on  Please go and check out the wonderful works of art that were donated by artists all over the country.  If you decide to buy a piece of art, your money goes to helping the food bank of St. Mary’s in Seattle.  Your donation will help feed a family and […]

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Where does the time go?

Man. It seems like I look down for a moment on Monday and then look back up again a moment later and its Friday. Really freaking crazy how fast the time goes by when you’re not looking. This week has been Mario Kart Week. Iain got the version for the Wii on Wednesday and has […]

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Vanderbilt Wife - August 23, 2008 - 8:13 am

Wow! My mom looks awesome for 50 but your mom looks stinking incredible for 58!! And those are a bunch of cute kids.

Mario Kart Wii is one of the only games I’ve played by myself when DH isn’t home. Totally addictive!

Joan - August 23, 2008 - 9:57 am

Your mom does look great. It sounds like you have been very busy.

allyall - August 23, 2008 - 5:52 pm

Sometimes the weeks fly by. :)

Madeline - August 23, 2008 - 6:36 pm

Found you again! I will put you on my reader, NOW! You should so absolutely charge enough. You are very talented.

piscesgrrl - August 26, 2008 - 11:48 am

This is a happy post! Your mom does look fantastic, and kudos to her for not drinking. I know what a challenge that is, as we’re going though it here as well. Yay for her!

Do charge enough for your work. Here’s something to consider – if something is too cheap, it screams “shoddy work.” I know the trend these days is low-cost everything (and don’t EVEN get me started), but now more than ever we seek quality, as it’s so hard to come by. I know the biggest trick is for artists to feel worthy of charging an actual living wage. Just do it.

We just found out Brady’s guitar teacher is a professional photographer – here’s his site:

Leap of Faith

We know Ryan has trust issues. That’s one of the reasons we began unschooling in the first place so we could try and build the trust between us. Then, if you read one of my recent posts about the “incident” it was obvious that there was still a lot of work to be done. Well […]

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Chrissy - August 20, 2008 - 3:11 pm


On a side note.. I had to go find Montell Jordan’s This is How We do It. I have been singing the song for 3 days now. LOL

allyall - August 20, 2008 - 3:15 pm

copasectic? I need a dictionary now. ;)

Love that he did it! Congrats to him!

whimsigal - August 20, 2008 - 3:17 pm

LOL Chrissy, I hum it every time I pull up the blog!

M- good grief, is copasetic a made up word? Or did I spell it wrong? LOL

Jill - August 20, 2008 - 5:36 pm

That’s awesome!! Way to go Ryan!

Kez - August 20, 2008 - 5:45 pm

Onya Ryan! I can imagine the pride on his face!

piscesgrrl - August 21, 2008 - 1:17 pm

Brady had fears of being left behind or left alone when he was about 6. We never could determine any specific incident that triggered it – he was never left alone accidentally or anything like that – but it might’ve been because I worked when he was little. Anyhow. when I was quitting my teaching job to stay home and explaining why, the **special ed** teacher asked if I was going to help Brady ‘practice’ by leaving him alone in a room for a minute, then increasing amts of time. WTF? Um, no, I said, I am going to not.leave.his.side until he decides he’s ready.

Just be mindful of his cues, be there for his needs, and the trust will come. Bravo to him for conquering an obstacle!

Marin - August 22, 2008 - 4:53 pm

Awww…that’s wonderful to hear about Ryan! I love the title that you chose–it really was a leap of faith for him. I hope you guys have lots more leaps!

You were right about copasetic, btw. :) I looked it up and you can spell it two ways: copasetic or copacetic.