Can’t blog. Must tend animals and baby. Formation in a religious community does not train you to deal with 4 dogs following you around while simultaneously trying to warm milk for crying baby meanwhile 1 dog freaking out with thunder and another at your heels waiting for miscellaneous food to drop to floor all the while it’s pouring rain and another dog is shaking water off her soaked coat and the fourth dog is leaning against you for some loving.

But the baby smiles … and all is well in the world. 


Rocky, Zach, Nikki, and Maggie (clockwise from top left). Maggie and Zechariah are visiting.


My nephew Simon who is 8 weeks and a day!