Life · loss and heartache · mommahood

“So I let go and in this moment I can breathe.”

“It is the calm waterIn the middle of an anxious sea.Where heavy clouds part and the sunrise starts. A fire in the deepest part of me. {So I let go and in this moment, I can breathe.}”  – lyrics from Joy by Sleeping At Last I’ve felt a heaviness (not just physically ūüėČ) lately. One… Continue reading “So I let go and in this moment I can breathe.”


“…but the years are short.”¬†

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.”¬†

Jami Joann · Life · mommahood

Finding A Rhythm  

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 ¬†

Eisley Antalya · Life · loss and heartache · mommahood · Pregnancy

Mourning into Joy 

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¬†

Chase Journey · DIY projects · Everly Selah · Life · Shailo Valour

Pumpkin Painting 2016

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

Chase Journey · Everly Selah · Life

Pumpkin Patch 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

Chase Journey · Everly Selah · Life · Shailo Valour

Aspens + Kiddos

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