My Thoughts on Buying a Van

Well, we finally did it. But first, some background. I had a Ford Escape several years ago. I enjoyed that car, but, being honest, my neglect did it in. I traded it in with some negative equity. That one was named the Steak, because once when I told Eli Warkentien that it was an Escape, he said, “Steak?” He was maybe three years old. It was cute and funny, so that became its name. Once I overcooked the poor Steak I didn’t need anything fancy: Just something to get around town for meetings now and then and to pick Milly up from school a few days a week. I found an affordable little Ford Fiesta. It was silver, so I …

Six Months of Griffin

Today marks my babiest’s baby being in this world for half a year. It’s been a while since I’ve done any updates on the kids, so I figured this is a good opportunity to do just that. First off, Griffin drools more than any baby I’ve ever known before. It’s a truly ridiculous thing. Now, I’m going to go ahead and let you know I’m actually writing this after Griffin’s six-month birthday so I can tell you that he had a checkup with the doctor (we took all three boys; the older two got flu shots while Griffin got a booster as well as some vaccines). He’s always had this little bump on the inside of his lip, which we …