Hello everyone and Happy 2016!
I know it’s been weeks and weeks since I last posted. It turns out that raising four young people can be quite the rodeo. Who knew? 😉
Although my mind swirls with topics to write about (if I was fortunate enough to get more than 6 hours of sleep the previous night), I thought that a little housekeeping and family update would be best to start the year off.
We’ve seen a lot of new readers around here in the past several months, so this post will serve as one big HELLO! to people who have joined the Smallish community recently.
Ahem. So. Hello new readers! Hello also to all you sweet faithful ones who have been alongside us for awhile. As most of you know, we are a (kind of) normal family just trying to intentionally live small, light, responsible because we’ve found joy and freedom in less.
Meet my husband, Dan. (pic) You’ve known him as “Caveman” since 2012. He is as much a part of this blog as I, so I figured that you all should know him by his real name. 🙂 Dan is a dreamer and a maker. He loves burgers and is currently working on starting up a furniture design company which will feature items similar to our toddler bunk beds. He is the best husband and father you ever saw.
(By the way, I am also reassigning our kids’ online monikers. I can’t keep renaming them when their hair color changes or we discover a new personality trait. So I’ve decided to default to completely boring and call our offspring Kid1, Kid2, Kid3, Kid4. Easy. Simple. And their birth order will never change! 😀 )
Meet Kid1. Bright, inquisitive, intellectual.
Meet Kid2. Smart, relational, super athletic, big heart.
Meet Kid3. Sharp, independent, sweet.
Meet Kid4. Super laid-back, cute as a button, darling baby.
That’s us these days.
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We are looking forward to a sparkly new year with countless opportunities to grow personally and continually learn how to better intentionally live small. Glad to have you with us.
P.S. … please help me with my lack-of-sleep-induced writer’s block. What would you rather hear about first?
a) the kids’ room: four kids sharing a bedroom
b) our attempts to move toward zero waste in 2016
c) a house tour of our “woefully half-done but good enough for now”Green House
🙂 Comment below to vote!