Today is the first official day of Fall and Indiana is cooperating! The Trustys (along with every other Hoosier) migrated to the orchard for apples...enough for pies, cobblers and sauce! The air was crisp, the skies overcast and the fruit - deliciously sweet. Somewhere between fresh apples and homemade donuts, we raced down rows, climbed a fence and explored a neighboring soybean field. #growinguptrusty #appleseason #sweethomeindiana @candidchildhood
I have no idea what “Ed Sheeran” did, but it looks like he got an ear full! It also looks like his listening skills could use some fine tuning!
Jack is holding onto Summer with both hands! My little buddy, who wishes to be called Coyote, has been outside since 9am catching frogs, identifying bugs, trapping bees, and exploring the creek bed behind the house. He’s been “boy-ing” all day with no end in sight. #growinguptrusty #justjack @coyotepeterson @bravewilderness
What a special night for Rosie...her first concert shared with a best friend! #growinguptrusty #nolaandstella #taylorswift
Rosie and I were made for adventure — wanderlust so deep in the soul it’s almost impossible to stay put. Head on over to the blog (trustypartyofsix.com) for Rosie’s first trip to France. Hang with me as I dig out my blogging hiatus to celebrate a tiny girl in a red beret. #growinguptrusty #rosieroo 📷 credit @dennistrusty
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my favorite guy! Dennis turned 39 today and the kids are working on something extra special ...1 fever. 1 sick stomach. 1 fading fast. His birthday plans have been canceled and replaced with a night of Disney movies in the pit of misery — our bedroom, where small, germ infested people congregate and commiserate.
I was just sitting here thinking how I could salvage his special day and the doorbell rang. Dennis sent a delivery of supplies to the infirmed and some lunch for the nurse. Kinda got me thinking...we should celebrate this guy more than once a year! #growinguptrusty #happybirthday #39ismightyfine
That ear of sweet corn was no match for us! Rosie and I take ours dipped in butter and sprinkled with salt. We also take it wrapped around hotdogs and deep fried. #indianagirls #growinguptrusty #indianastatefair
We took on the state fair today! Lots of animals. Lots of treats. Lots of sticky hands and smiles. Jack had his first elephant ear and challenged himself to eat deep fried jalapeños! He walked over 5 hrs before his little legs gave out. #growinguptrusty
Back To School for 5 out of 6 Trustys! I’m not sure where Summer went, but it was a yummy one! I will try to catch up in the next few weeks with all of our warm weather adventures. But for now...Jack (1st grade and sporting glasses), Will (preschool), Nola (3rd grade and super blonde) and last but not least, Kate! “Biggie Smalls” started kindergarten and is just a few doors down from my classroom! ❤️❤️❤️ #growinguptrusty
Three years. That’s how long I’ve been this little man’s forever mama. I was in love the moment I heard his name. Before I saw a picture. Before I heard about his past. It was his name. A baby named Bear. I waited all day to share the news with Dennis. When he got home from work, I told him about the surprise phone call, little man’s name and then held my breathe and waited for his reaction. Katie came home just 6 months before and I wasn’t sure how he would feel about back to back adoptions. He quietly walked to his office, sat down and opened his email. There was one small photograph. He barely glanced before saying...”Mama, that’s a good looking little man.” Well my friends, the rest is history and Bear became a Trusty three years ago today. *Photo taken in Zhengzhou China, 2015.
Almost a year ago, Granny B surprised my children with a stray kitten. Fun, right? The only issue... she didn’t talk to Dennis or I about this special gift. She told us it was spayed and the finder thought it was ready for a family. Granny volunteered us! How thoughtful. After Dennis and I finished arguing about who was going to tell her “No way..this wasn’t going to happen” we packed up our new kitten, along with our very happy children, and drove home from the farm. Days later, the kitty was knocking on death’s door with all 4 paws. Our veterinarian neighbor told us Princess Peaches probably wouldn’t make it through the weekend. Our very giddy children crumbled to pieces and begged us to do something for the cat. Dennis reluctantly volunteered and spent the next 6 weeks (and hundreds of dollars) nursing the quarantined kitten back to life. Oral medications. Eye salve. Hand Feedings. You name it and he did it. Well, Princess Peaches made a full recovery and surprised us this week with a litter of kittens. I called Granny to let her know of the miraculous delivery from the spayed cat she gifted our children without permission. Her reply? “Well...come to think of it now, they may have said that it NEEDED to be spayed.” Stayed tuned...this gift just keeps on giving!
Ok, friends....Give me all of your best advice! This project is about to wrap (concrete this week) and I want to know your favorites....best pool toy storage, must have furniture, favorite floats/games/toys, etc. What do you love...what do you hate?
Twenty years ago, I fell in love with this guy. Maybe it was the well worn concert t-shirt peeking out from his black leather jacket? Or, the way he nervously crammed his hands in his pockets when I spoke? It really doesn’t matter....because either way I was smitten with him. Curious how we met? Well, Dennis was acting wingman for a buddy who wanted me to be his date to a party. I agreed hoping the quiet wingman would be there. Scandalous. I know. Today marks our 17 year wedding anniversary and I’m still completely smitten with him.
Head on over to our family blog for our latest adventures. Details in the bio. #trustypartyofsix #amsterdam #london
Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mamas in my life. It’s such an honor to spend the day with Gran. She is amazing...seriously, just look at her. That’s the kindest face you will see this side of heaven. There are a million things that make her special but her true gift is making others feel important and loved. It doesn’t matter who you are, she gives her full heart and undivided attention to every conversation. That, my friends, is a rare thing these days.
I know what you’re thinking, you have to meet this gal! Right? You will find her rocking on the front porch all week long ..... or in the kitchen making dumplings and other southern blessings. Stop on by! She’s looking for someone to feed.
We celebrated this beauty yesterday! Happy 9th birthday, darling. Tender Heart. Flushed Cheeks. Delicate Hands. Big Smile. Rosie — you are a dream come true. #growinguptrusty #rosieroo #happybirthdaybaby
Four years ago today, I became the mama of this little one. Happy Family Day, Katie. I love you to China and Back! #growinguptrusty #foreverfamilyday #mommyandkatie
One day. That’s how long it took her to tan golden brown despite being dipped in sunblock. Her brother on the other hand, the handsome lad who is sporting sand safety googles, will need months of summer sun to catch up with her. #growinguptrusty #tanfran #byebyehiltonhead
Hey now! Look who is actually smiling on the beach! It’s my serious son Will and his not-so-serious sidekick, Kate. They used their vacation time working. I told them to take a break from the day-to-day grind....relax and just enjoy the sun. But they insisted on digging. So they dug. For seven straight days. #almosttochina #growinguptrusty #frickandfrack
Remember that bit about good things come to those who chance Hilton Head on spring break? Yeah...this happened. It only lasted a few days but it was sooo worth it! #growinguptrusty #rosieandjack
When it’s freezing at the beach...pile on ALL of your clothes and hunt for shells! Then, head to the neighboring indoor pool for hours of fun before fueling up with wood-fired pizza! Finally, put on pjs and build a lego creation with Dad before calling it a night. Hey, warm weather — we’re waiting for ya! But until then, we will continue having fun without you. #growinguptrusty #hhi