Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 8 years and 4 days ago.
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I pay a lot more attention to what’s in the background of my photos now. In fact, not wanting to step on toys and not wanting cluttered backgrounds in the photos I take (because I take a lot every day) are the main reasons why I try to keep a tidy house. Keep reading
They watch everything I do. Brett knows exactly what I say during the day because it’s what they say. You can see exactly how I treat them because it’s how they treat each other. Keep reading
I already have an idea for next Halloween and when I proposed it to Iddo she was initially excited. It’s an idea that would allow the kids to have input about what they want to be while still maintaining a family theme and it’s a theme they’re generally excited about anyway. I figured I’d nailed it! And then Iddo thought for a minute and suggested we be the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for Halloween next year. Um… Keep reading
When we found out Izri was coming I made a to-do list of things that needed to, or at least should, get finished before he was finished. He was born in June. I managed to cross the last thing off the list before he was 3 months old, so that’s pretty good for me. Keep reading
I don’t like white noise. The whirring, static, mind-numbing noise that some people love and fall asleep to really grates on my brain. Keep reading
There have been a few punks going around our neighborhood at night the last several weeks going through unlocked cars to see what they could take. I’ve been real good at locking our car at night. … Except last Thursday when we were out of our routine and forgot. Keep reading
The morning of September 11, 2001 I taught fourth graders in Mexico about really big numbers while I was hearing updates about something bigger than I could imagine happening in the United States. Updates about fear, hate, devastation, and death. … The afternoon of June 23, 2017 I sat on our couch reading the news of the world and all the crappy things going on around. Devastation. War. Corruption. Hate. Violence. There was a lot of bad going on in the world that day. Just like there is any other day you read the news. Keep reading