A couple months ago now, James and I took a retreat to reprioritize our family. "Good things become bad things when they crowd out the best things," am I right? We prayed and spent time in the Word and in conversation with each other and...
In celebration of Jaeda's first birthday,
James and I got away this weekend.
Ha. The poor second child.
The first night alone at home proved that life with kids truly is different.
As much as I try and try and try to do all the things we did before...
What's the best way to ensure hundreds of maggots,
a house without power,
water shooting through a basement hole,
and a grumpy-doesn't-even-begin-to-describe-him toddler?
Have your husband leave for a week to attend a national design conference in San Francisco.
But truly, and I mean truly, we have much to be thankful...
Set the floor with your place settings.
(Leave one for Elijah!)
One glass for water, one for juice/wine.
Pack 'n play for the wee ones (although they did get to participate as well!).
Fellowship with beautiful, soul-filling friends.
Reading, responding, singing.
Reminding ourselves of the Israelites' journey,
and our differences because...
Isn't she lovely?
Isn't she wonderful?
Isn't she precious?
She's just now two months old.
And 4 1/2 pounds heavier (75th %ile for weight).
And 3 1/2 inches longer (95th %ile for height).
Little Jaeda Jane is starting to smile, which makes up for...
In case you missed it, we just bought a house! Here's a fun little story for all you Dave Ramsey fans out there.
As most of you know, we live by many of Dave Ramsey's principles as outlined in Financial Peace University. (Quick plug: there's a...
The first house we ever looked at we fell in love with. The refinished hardwood floors, the updated kitchen, the newly-carpeted upstairs loft. So we got a realtor. And then we learned. Sure, the price is great--your resale value is quite small; the area is...
Corban and I take time to thank God for things we see during our walks,
which typically includes swings, penguins (yes, we see them!), and every single puppy.
Deuteronomy 11:19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you
sit at home and when you walk along the road,...
He loved fruit.
Any mention of any berry sent him into a feeding frenzy.
But not this morning.
No, in fact, this morning, it was the berry that got him in trouble.
Throwing bowls—or anything, for that matter—out of anger got him sent straight to a time-out.
Sometimes, time-outs lasted...