his first day of nine

Today he turned nine.  I can’t believe it.  I remember the first moment I held him in my arms in theView full post »

his last day of eight

Say it ain’t so.  The night before his golden birthday.  Nine.  Tomorrow my sweet baby boy will turnView full post »

that feeling when your heart could burst

That’s the feeling I get when I watch her by the water.   She points out every little beautiful thingView full post »

captiva love

Over spring break we returned to Captiva Island, Florida. We had been there two years ago and fell in love with theView full post »

lessons from the cactus

Last week I went with my sister to go visit my dad in Arizona.  It was a wonderful time in the sun and warmthView full post »

what i want her to know

  This past weekend we continued a tradition we started last year with the kids… Evie and I spend aView full post »

674 days later

Below are some photos of sweet Olivia. Olivia was placed in the foster care of an amazing family from our churchView full post »

another christmas with my little family

I love Christmas at home with my little family. This year we went to go see a movie together on Christmas Eve (View full post »


I love traditions.  I especially love the ones around this time of year.  And as my kids are getting older I’mView full post »