Hello there…..remember me?

So I know I am not the first one to start a blog and then let it lie fallow….I have done it before and I’ll probably do it again! Ever since I started a Rock and Fern Instagram account, I haven’t felt the need to post here much. I was originally posting here to share my photography and creative endeavors and doing that on a simpler level on Instagram has been really rewarding.

That said, as of late, I have also been rather quiet on Instagram. Sometimes in life there is just a lot going on, and I tend to be a rather private person. I also don’t have a very reactive personality, I tend to let things simmer in my head for awhile before I make decisions, form opinions or share my thoughts. So, it has been awhile and I am now ready to share. In the past few weeks we have had a number of things happen. First I decided that being home with my two boys 24/7 was wearing on me and thus, them. I made the decision to put them in daycare for two days a week and work as a substitute teacher in my old school. This would give us a little space, time with people our own age, allow my older son to do some more formal learning and get me back in the school to see how I was feeling about returning full time. All in all, this has been a great decision, and I’m not really sure why I didn’t think of it sooner.

One of the reasons I probably didn’t do this sooner was that we thought we would be moving this winter/spring. However, just a few weeks ago we determined that the move to a suburban environment far from the mountains wasn’t going to be the right move for us. This was huge, as we had kind of been preparing for this and thinking it would happen since late fall. So all of a sudden we were back thinking about our original plan…..our original plan was to just leave. Sell the house, pack up a travel trailer and explore. All of a sudden, we seemed to have that option again, and we got excited. We have kindergarten and the school year looming in September, but if we leave soon we have a good few months of travel available to us. So, that is it folks, we have made the decision to do this. We want to see parts of the US that we have never seen. We want to check out areas we think we might like to live in. We are just ready for a change. Two weeks ago we bought a travel trailer, which my husband is retrofitting to work for us. We are continuing to finish up all those millions of small projects around the house, but did manage to get the house on the market last week!  In a few weeks we hope to push off and the only thing we definitely have on the docket is going south and enjoying some warmer weather.


Blue Sky


Went for a quick trip to the White Mountains yesterday. Gorgeous blue skies all day long. Freezing temps, but beautiful blue. Good to get out of the house with the boys since we have been cooped up for way too long recovering from the flu. Have you noticed how much happier you are when you have been outside?