Our Daughter

Our Daughter

Our daughter, Charles V Carlson IV, “Ivy” born in our home at 12:17 on 12/17/16 We celebrate our wedding date every year with a gift in the traditional anniversary theme.  This year was wood.  We are also minimalists so when we gift we focus on experiences, so there I was looking for a wood... Read more...

Results

Today I saw the sweetest family walking on the side of the road, there have never been more adorable children (other than my own) there were five little red heads, a mama and a papa.  They had a double stroller with three crammed in happily riding, one walking and the littlest fifth was in... Read more...
Halloween

Halloween

The best laid plans of moms and men. I’ve always had June babies so in October, except for my constant yaking, you wouldn’t even know I’m pregnant.  But not this year!  This year I am round as round can be and I started planning our halloween costumes as soon as I got pregnant. Freyja... Read more...
Loss

Loss

I wrote this in March of this past year and thought October, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss month was the right time to share.   I stopped living life because the life inside me stopped living.  If you see me soon, don’t judge me when my hair isn’t washed, my kids have fast food... Read more...
H2O at Home Review

H2O at Home Review

Bjorn:  This H2O at Home dishwasher detergent is complete crap.  Baylie:  We don’t have any dishwashing detergent from H2O! Goes over to look. Baylie:  You put the stain stick through the dishwasher!!! Bjorn:  No wonder it didn’t work…  My friend Jeanine sells H2O at Home products, and sent us a care package to use... Read more...
1967 Airstream

1967 Airstream

Everything is more expensive in Alaska.  I remember the realization that an oil change costs $49.95 back home, where I was in Indiana, it was only $14.95. I felt taken advantage of.  At Denny’s, the average meal is $12 in Alaska, and in the Lower 48 you can get breakfast for under $5.  What... Read more...

Pregnant

I love branding.  I feel like it is superficial, but it tickles me. A lot of thought went into the creation of our logo.   The A of course, is the house, the O’s are meant to look like wheels. The arrows are indicating that we could go any which way, and we have... Read more...
Tater Tot

Tater Tot

I cracked my tooth on a tater tot. Everyone who witnessed me breaking my tooth says I had a panic attack.  Like a two year old, my lips were sealed and I wouldn’t let my dad look in my mouth to access the damage with his flash light.  My mom had to coax me... Read more...
Tiny House Wine

Tiny House Wine

Thinking he had discovered the next big thing, he came home with a fancy new box of wine.  (Personally, I think the term box should have been the first clue.)  He had never seen this brand before! The new Italian wine that had graced the shelves at Fred Meyer in Fairbanks Alaska he proudly brought... Read more...
#THISLAZYLIFE

#THISLAZYLIFE

I am lazy, like, 100% lazy.  It is impressive really. I thought I should share my gift with the world so I am writing a laughable parenting book titled #THISLAZYLIFE Excerpt: We say the word lazy and it has negative connotation.  Some would call what I do ‘efficient’, but its not for me, it is... Read more...