Behind the Willows in 2014


Happy New Year!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

And Then There Were Three

How To Have a Date With Three Young Kids

Stone Soup

This Moment – Recovering

One More Thing

Dinner Time Logic

The Future

I Love It!


Reason #49 We Do A Lot Of Laundry…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

Goodnight Ladies

What’s Your Cake Doing Under There?

FebruaryTrip sleeping

Basic Clara Safety Rules Revisited

Still Chilly!

Black and White Sunday: Digby

A Tricky Subject

DVD Trouble

Look At The Moon!

Honesty and Chocolate Cake

Did I Just Say What I Thought I Said? X


Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

This Moment – Fishing With Aunt Marsha

MarchCassie black and white

Black and White Sunday: Back Home

In Michigan…

This Moment – End Of Ski Season

Date Night In

The Time Change Killed Her


Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This Moment – Kitty Love


The New Keyhole


My Jolly Father-In Law

This Moment – Hauling Wood

My Helpers

AprilClara on rope swing

Check it Off The List

You Know Your Kid Spends Too Much Time With The Dog When…

They Needed Storm

Empty Threats

Rescued From Draftland: So Sweet

This Moment – Massey Girls

Black Jelly Beans

That’s My Girl

Dear Roundys

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Household Entropy As Related To Weather

Worth His Weight In Chicken Feed

Rope Swing


Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

Clara’s Favorites at Four Years Old

#rawrlove and Spring Flowers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Menards Math

Mother’s Day Blossom

Reason #123 We Do A Lot Of Laundry

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

Jane’s Favorites at Two Years Old

This Moment – Watching Walleyes

The Queen

It Was Time for the Roosters To Go

Dreaming Daffodils 

This Moment – Loud!

A Babysitting Adventure

Ivy’s Favorites at Seven Years Old

JuneGypsy in a box

A Difference of Opinion

Twenty Pounds of Asparagus

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story


Once Upon A Monday

Four Generations of Baseball Players

This Moment – Granny Goes Fishing

It’s Here!

The Third One is the Loud One

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra!

Concert in the Park

A Cup of Tea

Good Kitty

Happy as a King

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

JulyMe with a little Brookie

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Sky Full of Martins

Shake it Off

Hay Field Magic

This Moment – New Mama

Dear Brain,

My Time

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

Poor Jane

Night Time Guest

A Bit of Sky

Flowers and Fish

AugustWishing for a Wand

Camp Night

New Mantra

Storm – The Amazingly Dense Dog!



This Moment – Bedtime Story

Round One

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

 Did I Just Say What I Thought I Said? XI

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

Bee-Beep, Bee- Beep, Bee-Beep!

This Moment – Got Apples?

SeptemberJane giggle

TA – DA!!!

This Moment – Second Grader

Practice Makes Perfect

March. March. March. March.

Relative Weirdness

The Sign

Things To Consider Before Entering A Tough Mudder

This Moment – Giggles and Grins

I’m Jane

I Hate The Park

This Moment – Morning Flight

Yoga – It’s Just Not My Thing



The Celery Growers

This Moment – Piano Players

Digby Dog

That Girl

House Breaking vs. Potty Training

My Man

This Moment – “Ummm…”


Good Jeans*

This Moment – Just Big Enough

There Are Days…

My Apologies


The End of Innocence

The Visible Soul

All That Blue

Wordless Wednesday – Bathtime!




Pokey Fences

Wordless Wednesday – Ice

Ready for Winter

Fire Bricks

The Junco and the Pumpkin

Ivy’s Schedule

Morning Hunt

Don’t Open the Door!

Stained Glass View

Family Time



Princess Jane

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

This Moment – Cassie

Christmas Clowns

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

This Moment – Train Traditions

10:11 12/13/14

Lena Puchners Christmas Cookies

Presentation Problems

This Moment – Christmas Cat

Happy Third Birthday Jane!

Merry Christmas Ducks!

Merry Christmas!

Single Digits and Sun



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