We got a crib!!!! My grandma Norma bought us and baby a beautiful crib and today Marc, our friend/neighbor/landlord picked it up from Babies'R'Us for us with his truck and brought it to our house. ... View Post about Crib

Baby Blankets

We received two wonderful gifts of handmade blankets for the baby recently. The first was knit by my Grandma White, a beautiful white baby afghan, before her carpal tunnel surgery, none the less! And ... View Post about Baby Blankets


Last week we went cherry picking and managed to find a few good ones. A lot of the cherries this year are pretty bland and watery, and many of them had split due to all of the rain we've been having. ... View Post about Cherries

Weigh In

Friday was my seventh month appointment. It kind of fun going and seeing how much I weigh now since we don't have a scale at home. 146 lbs! Four more than last month and my belly is 29 cm. The doctor ... View Post about Weigh In

Seventh Month

June 1st marked the beginning of our seventh month - with an expanding belly to prove it. I traveled to Dallas to visit my mom for a long Memorial Day weekend, where we had a mini baby-shower BBQ with ... View Post about Seventh Month

The Long Post

So Chris and I have been slackers this month, that's for sure. But here's a random post to (hopefully) make up for it. First up, baby news: I had my six month appointment Thursday morning. ... View Post about The Long Post

Ready For Spring

It's almost safe planting time in the northeast and Chris and I spent the weekend getting ready. I have pretty big plans this spring, since I feel like this is a house that we'll stay in for a few ... View Post about Ready For Spring

Big Week

It's been a big week for the Hinds family. Yup, we're a family Pip. Though he's no Puck, Chris and I were happy to adopt a little red dog this week from Puerto Rico, of all places. ... View Post about Big Week

  • Home again, home again! I thought I'd take a break from latergramming to update on current happenings. 
We're not one of those amazing homeschool families who can balance travel, work, and schooling, so this week we hauled it back (in an epic 14 hour drive) to get home in time for the start of school. Plus this will be the perfect opportunity to get the damage assessed and fixed from the massive tire blowout we had in early July that resulted in a hole in our undercarriage and torn off flashing. 
We have a nice long driveway and added a 50 amp plug when we rennovated the house last year, so the trailer is just about fully functional when we're home with water and electric, just no sewer. Chris worked his behind off to get it cleaned out and now we're waiting on the insurance adjuster to come assess the damage and provide an estimate for repairs.
  • Here it is! #oregonstatecapitol. I always love when we get surprised with a non-domed Capitol building, and the ones from the 20's and 30's are some of my favorite with their fabulous #artdeco style.

More pictures in my stories.
  • We've been taking all these pictures of the girls while we're out and about, it seems only right to prove that baby #4 was there too. I guess at some point we'll have to decide if we want to take Addie and tiniest baby back to see all the capitol buildings they missed (or won't remember in Addie's case). ⠀
I've been feeling really good.  I think I might be 25 weeks pregnant (ah, poor 4th child) and I'll admit that, as we near the end of our trip, I'm starting to look forward to settling a bit and spending some time getting ready for baby to come.  I can feel the urge to nest coming on...
  • Oregon Coast Beach Play
  • We found the ocean! ❤️❤️❤️⠀
We had thought we might get to a beach in Washington state, but where we were staying was too far away and we didn't want to spend a whole day in the car. Oregon gets the honor, then, of being both Zara and Addie's first experience of the magic of the sea. Zara may have been born on an island, but we moved to Wyoming when she was 6 weeks old and have been land locked ever since. ⠀
Seeing the ocean made this trip complete. I knew I missed it, but I think I had forgotten just how much until I saw it again.  Chris and I spent a lot of time on this trip reminiscing about Nantucket and how one of our life goals is to live there, or somewhere like it, again when we're old. The ocean has my heart, for sure. 🌊⠀
P.S. Swipe for a peak at a 20 week baby belly for #4. 😊🤰