Author Archives: Christine

Micah’s Urology Update

Today we met with a great pediatric urologist who has been studying Micah’s case. We learned a couple of things and have a plan for another test, date to be determined. *As a reminder, I am not a doctor and I am only trying to convey the information as we received it and try my […]

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Little Blue Truck

Beep, beep, beep! One of Harrison’s favorite books is “Little Blue Truck”. It is a really great children’s book with a good lesson. “Now I see a lot depends on a helping hand from a few good friends.” Harrison was pretty excited to take a trip with his dad to pick up a real life […]

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Garden Update – July 2017

My garden is looking promising, even with our short growing season and the excessive rain we have gotten this year. I see buds or flowers on almost every plant and I’m really excited to see what kind of yield I can get! Everything has sprouted, except the rhubarb. I’m not sure why, but the rhubarb […]

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Micah’s Kidney Update

Our sweet boy had a rough day today. The results of Micah’s tests were not what we had hoped for. The issues to this point were in the left side of his urinary tract only. This scan showed severe reflux, a large ureter, and a smaller than normal kidney on both sides. We can not […]

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Pre-Appointment Update for Micah

Micah, our 14 month old, has an important nephrology appointment coming up next week and I wanted to do a little update on him. As some of you know, Micah was born with some urinary tract issues. During pregnancy the doctors noticed that he had a large bladder that never seemed to empty and hydronephrosis […]

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Our New Garden

I have been busy, busy getting our garden put in this year and I am excited to share with you! Our first summer in this house (2015) I had a 4’x4′ raised bed garden and some tomato plants in pots on the deck. Last year, I doubled my garden bed space by adding 2 4’x2′ […]

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Our Little Homestead

People often ask us how many animals we have, so I thought I would do a little update of our creatures. I will start with our most beloved animals, our blue heeler mixes, also called Australian cattle dogs. We have 2 and both are adopted from shelters. Sadie is estimated to be about 7-8 years […]

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Lumberjack Birthday Party

First of all, I want to send a big thank you to everyone who attended our Lumberjack brunch! I love throwing birthday parties for my kids. Getting everyone together and celebrating the two best things that have ever happened to me sounds just about perfect. Besides, I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict and love […]

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Making Maple Syrup

This spring we decided to venture into making homemade maple syrup. The good news is, as long as you have access to a maple tree, it is a really simple process! The boiling can be quite time consuming (more on that later), but the final product is worth every minute of it. We started by […]

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Camper Design Update

About 1 year ago Ryan and I bought a camper. It has already taken us on many adventures and we are very excited for more to come. We bought a 2005 Jayco 25RKS, which is code for a 25 foot camper with a rear kitchen and a slide out living area.   One of my […]

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