We moved into this old house in 2011 after moving around quite a bit. We were all ready to put down roots and stay for as long as possible. As we walked up these steps for the first time with the realtor, he said, "Well, if old houses are your thing..". At the time, we had no idea all that goes into owning an old home. We didn't know it would try so hard to own us, but we've learned as our roots have grown deeper into this North Dakota soil. A place far from all extended family, but a place that has loved us well and taught our kids what hard work and loyalty looks like. I would be happy for the feet of my kids to run up and down these stairs through their high school years. Maybe by then refinishing them will be at the top of our list, rather than the bottom
We went to Runnings and bought some rain boots and then ventured to the arboretum trail to explore. It was 50 degrees today and so fun to to explore in a place that has been lying unexplored under snow all winter. We had to walk through snow that went over the top of my boots in some places, and in those spots, Bryn rode on my back. We had fun!
I'm willing to bet some of their best conversations take place in a tree. These boys have been neighbors since they were 5 and they are the best of friends. We went back out to explore today and brought Elijah with us.
Jaycob has been here visiting all week and the kids adore him. He keeps them entertained with his humor.
She learned how to do a headstand at PE this week.
Gage is giving Bryn some art lessons. I love seeing my kids invest in each other. Since this art lesson, she has been successfully mixing her own colors.
We took Jaycob to the Badlands and it snowed intermittently the entire day. Really beautiful, but my fingers were too cold to enjoy taking pictures.