Glimpse in to life.

I’d say these photos help give a glimpse into our season of life:
– kids still peeling the (most likely lead) paint off their walls and doors when left alone too long – the periodic animal pelt stored on the kitchen bar for days on end
– grass that we wonder if we bother trying to salvage or if we just embrace the ‘look’


Swimsuit season.

Ivy’s new clothing item of choice, her swimsuit! She feels that it goes best with leggings and knee high socks when she has to be outside…I mean it is March, a girl can get cold!


This kid and his bike.

We’ve got ourselves a serious biker!



Last week, per Ivy’s request, I bought my first ever glitter and glitter glue sticks (and FYI there are more than one glitter glues out there)! Oddly enough, it was my first request for them! However, when it comes to nerf weapons, there’s a good chance I’m covered! Shoot, we might even fancy some of them up ;) now that we’ve got a girl in the mix!

p.s. Her favorite color IS “pink and purple and blue.” I get the same answer when I ask about her favorite animal!

We love our Ivy!


One more La Center (aka Bustad Ranch) thought.

One more thing I wanted to add, when we turned onto their driveway we were greeted by a wrangler, Cousin Jase! Does it get much better?!?! He raced us up the driveway…and he won!

I’m sort of wondering if our kids will be disappointed if we ever go to an actual dude ranch or THE Disneyland! Between South Dakota and Washington, our city living buckets get filled and we are SO grateful! Can’t wait to go back!


La Center











We went to La Center to visit The Bustad family. We had a great time. We swam and played outside for hours. They have such an amazing place – 5 acres with a horse, pigs, chickens, dogs, a cat, ducks… Oh, and the best part of all, cousins.