Stammeyer Farmstead 2018

Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad! It is time again, for our annual Christmas letter, a year end report from the Stammeyer Farmstead. It is been another whirlwind of a year, full of excitement, adventure, tears and growth. For Eli, the year was book ended with hospital visits. Thankfully both planned, routine and went very... Continue Reading →

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Depressed Mom: The “OR” Life

First off, thank you so much to those of you whom have reached out to me personal about this series. It truly means the world to me and certainly reassures me that every brawl is worth fighting. The support and love I've received is immeasurable. Ross, my husband, and I have been working so hard... Continue Reading →

Life Long Friends

People come into our lives everyday. Some stay for a few moments, some a few years. And some we can't get rid of, even if we tried. I feel we often group friends into time periods of our lives. These are my "hometown friends," "college girls," "work buddies." But what do you call the people... Continue Reading →

Blessed with the Best

Today is a big day. It's a celebration. It's important. It's my mom's birthday!! I don't want to embarrass her with sharing her age, but I'm going to. Before I do, I'll explain why. My mother is the best. Absolute best. She answers all 15 of my phone calls every day (unless she's in water... Continue Reading →

It was the Summer of 2018

Summer Love. That's what it's all about. It's about camping and bonfires and s'mores. It's about late nights, corn on the cob, star-gazing and sunburns. It's about swimming, watermelon, sandals and being in nature. But most importantly, summer is about loved ones, laughter and memories made. Ross and I have worked really hard to be... Continue Reading →

Hobnob & Hogwash

I have many childhood memories of impromptu block party grill outs and playing night games with the neighborhood kids until long after the street lights came on. I loved summer time with friends. I still do love summer time with friends, but my neighbors live further away and impromptu isn't a very regular thing. Last... Continue Reading →

Just a Farmer

Growing up I loved to read books about horses, country living and strong-willed women. I dreamed of life on a farm or ranch, where the field met the sky and there wasn't another person in sight. Never in a million years did I ever think that dream would become my reality... kinda. I am a... Continue Reading →

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