Milo Calling

Back in June, Matt and Layne planted our summer crop of milo, aka grain sorghum.  It’s like corn, only shorter. And more grain-y-ish.  And better.  Let’s say corn and milo are sisters.  Corn is the tall, thin, blonde, high-maintenance daughter demanding attention and being all dramatic, while milo is the laid-back tomboy sister nobody notices until she goes … More Milo Calling

October: Attack of the Wasps, Tree Nuts, and Wild Indians

Time for the monthly blog update. Let me start with things I hate about fall. Sacrilege! I said “hate” and “fall” in the same sentence. Don’t tell all the other middle class white girls sweating under their plaid blanket scarves. It’s cold when I put my knee-high riding boots on in the morning; it’s 1000 … More October: Attack of the Wasps, Tree Nuts, and Wild Indians

Family Daycation

It’s summer! Let’s pause a moment to appreciate the best season of the year and all the good drinks to come.  And also these pictures taken in front of our house the other day. Shout out to God for the amazing weather and nine inches of rain the month of May – we don’t know … More Family Daycation

Gender Issues

Lately, I’ve noticed this hashtag on Instagram: #boymom.  Moms of boys are tagging their sons’ pics with it, and I’ve even seen it on some [absurd] camo Mom-t-shirts.  This hashtag perplexes me because I’m not sure of the proper etiquette.  Are moms of sons but not daughters the only ones allowed to hash it?  Do I qualify as a … More Gender Issues

April, So Far

We went down to central Texas for Easter weekend to introduce Kate to her extended family and a variety of communicable illnesses. From Thursday to Monday we met up with raw oyster food poisoning (or a severe seafood allergy, you decide), the shingles, hand foot and mouth disease, a third-degree curling iron burn, and the common … More April, So Far

Blank Space

I’m on maternity leave from blogging but it turns out I miss writing our franching stories and also brain activity in general. After a couple months off, I can’t actually decide on anything specific to write about, so just bear with me as we get back into the Franch Life with this first day back at … More Blank Space