This week gets a big WTF.

Just when I said it was too much, there ended up being more. I learned yesterday that Karin’s mother passed away from a horrific car accident, another life taken swiftly, without … Continue reading

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The Power of Empathy

Yesterday was too much. In a span of an hour, we learned about two tragedies affecting two families from my high school. Four lives have been lost and countless others … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’ve joined the club.

These were my doctor’s exact words on Thursday: “I don’t want to use the word extreme, but that’s pretty much what we’re talking about. You now have to go above … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Video Series

We’re starting a new thing.  Next time, I’ll work on the sound. For now, pump up the volume.

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Journey On

I stood in the kitchen late last night eating my stress with a spoon and container of Nutella. It was really good. As I took the last spoonful into my … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sunshine Love

This weekend was perfect. The weather was sublime, I planted the garden, the boys went to the Orange and White game, and we lounged outside on the patio like we’ve … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hey Spring!

So glad you showed up. The garden is nearly prepped, so more goodness will be growing soon. Spring is happiness.  

April 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short Story 2: Tuesday

I felt it fitting to post my second short story, Tuesday, on a Tuesday. Corny, I know. Like my first story, The Prep Room, I pulled from Chuck’s life experiences … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Some Friends are Family

My house and heart were full this weekend. Corey, Gwen and Alex came to visit. There was good food, good company, and good conversation. We made another deposit in what … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Ultimate Goal: To be at peace

Here’s a nugget of goodness to chew on this weekend. You can’t be connected with God until you’re at peace with who you are. If you’re still upset that God … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Springtime Photo Shoot

Yay spring! I’ve been waiting for things to bloom. (Haven’t we all?) And yesterday I had the prettiest little model. Meet Reese: Then she turned into Rapunzel:

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Are my boys on the losing side of math?

As a homeschooling family, we don’t have first-hand experience with Common Core curriculum. All I know is what I see online or hear from friends, which is usually in the … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

We, Image Bearers

Somehow, in between graduate school, homeschooling, painting cabinets, scheduling photo shoots, and oil pulling, I’ve managed to continue the self-imposed charge to read meaty books during Lent. Right, we’re still in … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

Kitchen Cabinet Facelift

When we bought this foreclosure, we knew renovating the kitchen would be years away. It’s a $20,000 project, if not more. The floors are horrible, the cabinets are basic, and … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Call me Kitten

It went something like this. Jackson: What’s your nickname? Me: I don’t really have one. Jackson: But you call me Rabbit. Me: Cause you’re my little Jack Rabbit. I’ve always … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Girls Weekend with Avery and Catherine

Susan hosts Girls Weekend in the spring,  so this weekend I had the opportunity to take pictures of Avery, something I’ve not done since 2012. Susan also got to meet … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Silent Videos from 2005 and 2006

My first digital camera was a Kodak EasyShare that took sketchy video with no audio. Chuck gave it to me for Mother’s Day in 2005. I loved it because it … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

DIY Spring Break

We’re busy as bees here. Also, I’m working on a video that I can’t wait to show you! It should be ready by tomorrow. Stay tuned ♥

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

As I noted in my previous post, I’m currently importing my old Xanga blog to WordPress. Most of those posts were made private in 2010 but I’m slowly re-publicizing them. … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Home Improvements

We’ve spent the last few weeks tending to home improvements – Strike that. Chuck has been doing a lot of home improvements lately and I’m having a great time seeing … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

I pulled oil.

Since I’m already doing a cleanse this week, I decided to go full hippie and try oil pulling. (I’m building a slack line in the backyard this afternoon, right after … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

Maternity shoot in the woods

Meet Jenni, my hair colorist. She is the charming young woman who keeps the gray away and happens to be in the third trimester of her first pregnancy. She is … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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