After our first son was born (while I was still working on my Masters degree), Gary left the oilfield for about five years, dabbling in real estate and then becoming a stay-at-home dad during my last stint in the engineering profession. When we first had children, we had no idea that we would be homeschooling them, and we didn't realize that Gary would ever go back into his rotational profession in the petroleum industry. Whereas it was so difficult to have him gone half the time early in our marriage, it now has become an avenue for us to maximize our time with each other and live out our "wildest" dreams here at the Half-Hundred Acre Wood. As a family, we experience more of the world through Gary's career and enjoy being together, learning together, laughing together, and just plain living together, despite the fact that our schedule is so different than so many other families.
Meet Isaac, the newest member of our family born in June 2014.
He especially enjoys… milk. I think he might be in love
with me. (I know I'm crazy about him.)