So this is bliss:  17 years of marriage, 4 kids, and new kicks in the Mountain West.

Our site is a nod to overcoming challenges and finding joy- even when things aren’t perfect.

I teach and write, he does HVAC, and I blog about how it all works, or doesn’t, as the case may be.

‘Round here, we blog about parenting, suicide loss, allergies, and soon, education.  In our parenting world, you might find anecdotes about living with severe allergies or ADHD.

Jamie is also be happy to do some freelance writing to fit your needs.


  1. Hey there love, just wanted to welcome you to the blogging world. It really is fun, and an easy way to keep everyone posted.


  2. Hey Jamie,

    I think it is a great idea. And I absolutely love seeing pictures of your children and knowing what is going on in your lives. I miss you all terribly and wish I could see you all in person. But I am happy about this because it is better than nothing. Love, hugs, and kisses.


  3. Martins,
    Hey there. I miss you all so very much. It’s pretty hard to compete with you. I thought having the first baby (Devery) was enough, but now you go and have another one. (Levi) He is awefully cute by the way. Your family is addorible. I wish my family could be there with all of you. Devery would have so much fun with her cousins. Going to “mezeho” would be sooo much fun. LOL Keep the pictures going, it’s nice to see everyone. Luva, luva, luva you!
    P.S. Devery is going to kindergarten this fall, and we are all very excited to see her growing up. (I wish she would slow down and wait for me though!!!) LOL
    Anne and I have been doing pretty good as well. Might, (MIGHT) be a proposal soon.


  4. Just wait until it’s been 18 years and you have 6 people (two of them teenage boys) living in 1280 square feet, and if that isn’t enough we decide not to let you young ones show us up, and have another one, so make that 7! But wait, there’s more….let’s not forget the 2 dogs; huskey-shephard, with a touch of St. Bernard in there just for fun!!

    I’m glad you decided to do this, now we’ll be able to watch your family grow. You should talk your brothers & sister into joining you! Heck, if I had any time, or a computer that would download pictures I’d do it myself!

    Our love goes out to all of you,
    Aunt Rhonda & Uncle Eric

    PS–Caryn was baptized tonight! WOW! What a spiritual giant at only 8 years old.


  5. I keep hearing about this blog stuff. I actually thought it might be fun to have a whole family thing. I don’t know anything about it. I enjoy seeing all the photos. Didn’t know Jeremy had their baby. Well, I guess it was Andrea that actually had the baby wasn’t it. Anyway, I hope everything is going well. I’ll check back as often as I can. Post as many photos of everyone as you can. Love to all. Sam has hair!! I thought it might be red, but guess not.


  6. Can I have your permission to use the obituary you’ve posted, to share, as part of a “Tribute to Deceased Classmates” at our upcoming reunion (August 14-15) and to post it on our class site?



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