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...
I'm back to babysitting twice a week.
I like to think I had the summer off.
But I'm pretty sure we had kids in our house
even more than our school-year babysitting.
Just can't help it: kids are a big part of our lives now.
Uncle Ben is attending Grace...
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...
Our new house has lots of space (aaaaah, fresh space!).
Since so many of our friends are in the housing market,
I wanted to share some of my favorites with you!
The two matching Ikea chairs are a Craigslist find.
I think they're beautiful!
Love the funky modern look of...
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...
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...
God has been doing a work in our hearts over the past 5 1/2 years of our marriage. Well, to be fair, He's been doing lots of works! But one area specifically that we have felt convicted in since early on is the area of...
I'm not ashamed to say that I'm a stay-at-home mom, a housewife, if you will. I love the smaller focus on my Lord and my family. I don't feel overwhelmed with pressure to accomplish certain tasks. I have ample time to read, play, love, cook,...