Category Archives: Family

Singing in the kitchen

It’s one of those things I’m gonna miss. Julia and Nate sing in the kitchen every night after dinner. TheyView full post »

Sebastian Carl Louis – Your birth story

My dearest Sebastian, You are now four days old. Once again, I’m met with thankfulness for a place to write downView full post »


Every year, we have Riley’s birthday party at the same place. He loves it. I love it. It makes it easy. This yearView full post »

DIY Shirts and Backyard Concerts

Disclosure: I received the vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to facilitate my review. It is my honor to share news withView full post »

The Wedding Dress

Sometimes you are talking with a friend, and something sparks a memory. There is a picture so clear, so vivid that youView full post »

Thoughts about open adoption

“Adoption has the dimension of connection — not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of whatView full post »

Big Sister

She’s going to be a big sister, soon. When I ask her where the baby is, she’ll run to my tummy and kiss it.View full post »


“Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we are waiting for.” ~ Charles Stanley Every dayView full post »


Do you choose a word of the year? Since 2008, I’ve chosen a word to reflect on throughout the year. Usually theView full post »

Here I am…

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “View full post »

WORD OF THE YEAR {2016} Wrapup

Before I move on and share my 2017 word, I just had to share with you a few of the ways choosing this word changed me inView full post »

Christmas memories 2016 {Just Pictures} Part 2

Christmas with mom and dad… Thank you so much for driving so far to celebrate with us!View full post »

Christmas memories 2016 {Just Pictures}

I know, I know… I’m all out of order. But I don’t want to forget, and I want my grandmother to see theView full post »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Scottsdale, Arizona. I hope your 2017 is full of beautiful, blessed memories. Thank you for readingView full post »