Happy birthday to the best man I know! Yesterday this amazing guy mentioned he keeps two sticky notes on his computer at his desk (he works at a credit union as an MSR) to help him during a day. I asked what they are and he shared one says ‘Prequel’ to remind him that everyone… Continue reading 32.
Most of our neighbors are elderly. And whenever I spend time with them I walk away reminded to cherish this season of life I’m in. When they share their lives and stories with me, they never share about how perfect they were. They don’t share about how impeccable their lawns were (currently my lawn is… Continue reading “…but the years are short.”
Yesterday by 7PM I realized, besides feeding him, I hadn’t actually held Atlas. I hadn’t soaked in his newborn squishy, soft sweetness. It wasn’t intentional, of course, but it broke my heart a little. And then Ted captured this sweet moment where our Wonder-boy was wide awake and staring up at me. We both just… Continue reading Finding A Rhythm
Meet our littlest man, our “bookend boy”, Atlas! As you can see I think he photo above, he arrived nearly 3 weeks ago now! We are all smitten! He shocked us all by having a head full of A. HAIR. And B. DARK HAIR (like momma!!) I’m still obviously freaking out over this. We had… Continue reading Meet Atlas
I have the honour of being a part of a series called mourning into joy stories started by Sharon McKeeman (@sharonmckeeman on instagram #mourningintojoystories). As I began to write, I realized that there was more I wanted to share than a few sentences on instagram hence this blog post. I feel like sharing my own… Continue reading Mourning into Joy
Each year we paint our pumpkins. I’m not a huge fan of carving pumpkins and I’d much rather clean up paint than pumpkin “guts” haha. So we paint! I started this when Chase was 2, and it’s been a hit ever since!Cutie Concentrating :) Shailo made many things on his pumpkin including an A. Ever chose… Continue reading Pumpkin Painting 2016
This year we ventured to Canon City, Colorado to Diana’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch. It was worth the drive and really reasonable compared to other pumpkin patches around! I recommend it!Searching for their “perfect” pumpkins. Above: I found my perfect pumpkins :) Our littlest “pumpkin” – okay, okay I’ll stop with the fall references ;) Ted strongly… Continue reading Pumpkin Patch 2016
Chaseyboy, age 7. I love this boy’s spirit of adventure. He’s always up for a trip to the mountains, or a nearby creek or trail. Here he is with his newly lost top tooth next to the giant one which came out months ago :)Shai, almost 5-years-old. Literally everywhere we go Shailo collects sticks or… Continue reading Aspens + Kiddos
I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you. – Isaiah 46:4 (statue in Thailand, from one of our times there) I see it on the news, on social media feeds, on newspapers, even if you were to avoid all of that – you still see… Continue reading No small thing.
Yesterday it snowed, and today the warmth of the close Colorado sun melted it away. You can imagine the puddles! My kids were overjoyed to to get outside. I peeked out my window, while cleaning the kitchen, to spot Shailo jumping in the largest puddle. I decided to put aside my cleaning and pick up… Continue reading Spring Puddle Fun.