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In addition to what seems like a hundred million unforeseen costs of moving into this house, we had to buy a new dishwasher this week. The original one was very picky about which dishes it wanted to clean, and sometimes it wouldn’t choose any. Like that one time we had 35 family members over for [...]


In addition to two cherry trees and a plum tree, we have an apricot tree in our backyard. Fun, except the apricots don’t ripen until, like, never, and the tree just keeps dropping these things into the yard. It looks like it hailed apricots in our backyard all the time. Even worse? Only the Mormons [...]


I don’t know why, but this is one of my favorite parts of the house. All the bedrooms are on one floor, and this is looking down the hallway from the master bedroom. Marlo’s bedroom is the first one on the right, Leta’s is the second. This hallway just screams HOME to me, and I [...]