Hunter’s Birth Story

To pick up where we left off.. on September 12, we were told that our baby would likely not live and that Tacoma General Hospital was our only hope for his birth. I went through an amniotic reduction on September 13, and my water broke that night. Side note: an amniotic reduction is painful and…

Today is the day that…

Today, September 12, is the anniversary of the day our lives changed forever. Before September 12, 2017, we were just a regular family, expecting our 2nd baby. I was just a too huge pregnant lady, wishing like hell for her due date to arrive. It was October 24, btw. On this day, in 2017, we…

How to Make Hydrosol

Here at Mirror Mountain Farm, we love our lavender!  We love the plants, we love the flowers, we love the different varieties, we love it all!  So, when we make bouquets or wreaths, we have lots of leftover trimmings!  We love to use these to make hydrosol.  Hydrosol can be used in place of water…

To the Penitentiary: A Refuge and New Beginning

A few words of gratitude, to the Penitentiary, my workplace for the last 5 years. When I needed a great job, and a new start, you were there for me.  I had a drug addict for a husband, and needed to find a way to get away from him.  You were there for me.  You…

7 months

You try to get a good picture after Daddy teaches Baby how to show his teeth and growl!  Laughing out loud.

Baby’s first trailhead!

Today Keith and I set out on the South Fork trailhead (from Harris Park in Milton Freewater, OR) with our bouncing baby boy in tow.  Keith carried Sammy in his front-pack and I carried my new hiking backpack (maybe I’ll post a review on it later). In my pack I had: mountain house food packs…

Sammy Sits Up!

Last night while we were getting ready for bed, Samuel was propped up on our bed. Then, all on his own, he just sat up. All at once, like he’d done it forever. Then he just sat there. Smiling, and playing. It was so sweet.  Keith captured these pictures and now we have it forever. …