Last night I went and looked at cribs. I found this beautiful light grey crib and I went over to it and rubbed my hand along the soft wood and right there in the store I burst into tears. These were not the same tears that I know so well of heartache and grief, these… Read More when we let hope rise
My Sweet Rory, SEVEN. It happened in a blink. You ask me all the time to tell you about the night you were born and every time I tell it I get teary-eyed. If you have babies of your own you will know that there is nothing on earth more magical than having your first… Read More a letter to Rory on her 7th birthday.
I’m not sure there is much more cliche than a New Year Goals post, but here we are anyway. 2016 was a year of self discovery and quietness from me in life and on the blog. I regret not documenting the fun, hilarious, and crazy adventures like in years past. Every time I start thinking… Read More Goals for 2017
It is absolutely true what they say about how each year goes faster the older you get. I can’t believe it is time again for another year to end. The year 2016 has been a year of growth, reflection, successes and heartache all rolled into one. I feel like that is every year for every… Read More Christmas Letter 2016
It’s an unusually warm fall which, at times, I am tired of the heat but nights like tonight I’m thankful for it. We ate dinner outside Saturday on the back deck, still in our pajamas from the day of alternating between cleaning and laziness. Andy grilled fish and I made quinoa and corn and black… Read More Rory’s heart.
It was 5 years ago when we were learning the significance of Ryder’s heart problems and that surgery would be the only solution. It seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago all at once. I thought getting through that would be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but turns out, parenting is full of “hardest… Read More fearfully and wonderfully made
WHEW SWEET MERCY. It is Friday and we all officially survived the first week of school. We are all exhausted but also excited about the new beginnings of this year. I haven’t talked much about this since it all went down, but last year proved to be a little rough for us. So many reasons… Read More survived the first week of school.
I wanted to update every week on Monday and will do that the rest of the Whole 30 but the girls started school and this went to they wayside. If you don’t know what Whole 30 is- basically it is a “diet” that helps you reset your body by eating whole foods. Here is… Read More Whole 30: Days 1-10
Oh my sweet girls, I cannot believe our summer of fun is over and it is time to send you to school every day! I couldn’t possibly tell you how much I am going to miss you! A few years ago when you were tiny toddlers and babies that cried all day or got into… Read More Ryder goes to Kindergarten, Rory goes to 1st.
Mrs. Janice, I typed your name and tears of thankfulness and love are already flowing down my cheeks. I have dreaded this day for so long. The last day of PreK for Ryder. I cannot believe it is here. You know I wouldn’t be so sad if it weren’t for the fact that the preschool… Read More a letter to Mrs. Janice on the last day of PreK.