Is it Always Going to Be Like This? Nope!

This year started with a a terrible person getting into the White House, and from there, life threw some personal struggles at me and Jen. During these tough times, Jen will ask me, "It's going to…


100,000

Our little Kia Soul 2013 made it to 100,000 miles, in only 3.5 years. So that 10 year/100,000 mile warranty expired pretty quickly! Being a #onecarfamily, this little vehicle has been our little…


Planting Fruit Trees

We planted 2 apple trees and 2 peach trees. Last year and the Indianapolis farmers market, we had some Gold Rush Apples and they blew our mind. Well, mostly Jen's mind cause she loves apples. So we…


Hardening The Plants

Our little plants are ready to get outside! They are getting big and looking healthy. Rube did eat some of our onions though! Other than that, these guys are ready to get in the ground. EEE!…


Illinois Marathon

I started running my freshman year of high school. I had never run before, but I still remember that first 4 mile run and how amazing I felt. That started a 9 year stretch of my life where running…


So Much Fun

I completed my first season as a Girls on The Run (GOTR) Coach. Being a boy and a coach for GOTR is pretty rare. I was the only one out of about 115 coaches at the East Central Illinois branch of…


Away in Brown County

Life's been a lot of to-do lists and getting stuff done recently - and it seems like there just hasn't been enough time for fun. So we took a weekend and went to one of our favorite destinations:…


New Raised Beds

We are expanding for our 2nd season of Tomato's Farm! So we need more places to put all our plants - so we built two more beds. Jen bought some good cedar wood the other day, and we whipped them…


Happy Birthday Jen

(pictured above is the first birthday I spent with her 5 years ago). Happy birthday to the most giving woman I know. I don't know how her heart is able to give so much, but she always gives and…


Another Work Weekend with Tim & MaryKay

Jen's parents came to visit us this weekend in anticipation of Jen's upcoming birthday! But Tim & MaryKay are always awesome at helping us cross some big projects off our list. They are do-ers,…