Category Archives: Family

Creating a place to Gather in your home

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The Importance of Date Night

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On having an older brother…

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First time in an ambulance

On Saturday, we were celebrating Brian’s birthday. Mom invited us to sneak out to get his birthday present (a newView full post »

The Oldest, Isn’t she lovely

People ask me all the time what she is like at home. Is she really as lovely as she seems? Yes, yes she is. When I gaveView full post »


All I wanted for my birthday this year was pictures of all five kids together. I wanted everyone, smiling, happy for tenView full post »

A miracle for you, a miracle for me

Oh sweet Sebastian. You turned one month yesterday. Time is such a mysterious fellow. I’m exhausted, but yet IView full post »

Easter resurrection rolls

I just love traditions that help your children understand bigger concepts in the church. Here we are at Holy Week. OneView full post »

Fagioli Soup

When mom is here it is always a treat. My friends at MOPS and at the kids school have been sending dinner over. It isView full post »

No More Crib

She is keeping me on my toes. Miss Mary Alice decided the week Sebastian  came home would be the perfect week to learnView full post »

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

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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 »