Tag: Family

Those Care-Free Days

I grew up in a house that was a century old. The stairs creaked, it was a little drafty, and when my parents bought it, it needed lots (and lots and lots) of tlc. My parents saw something in that house I’m sure very… Continue Reading “Those Care-Free Days”

Playing with Fire

The river looked so peaceful tumbling over the rocks and through the snow-covered pine trees. The road weaved through the narrow canyon, the rock walls towered above us. The kids had been teasing all morning to find a sledding hill and we hadn’t driven all… Continue Reading “Playing with Fire”

It’s a…

Sometimes

My thoughts on modesty, vaccines, and how maybe we can all help each other and show a little more kindness.

Why I’ve Decided I’m OK With A House Full of ALL Boys (*sigh*)

I glanced back from the front passenger’s seat of the car. “Hey R, do you need a tissue? Don’t pick your boogers.” N, two years old, chimed in. “Booger song! Booger song. Boo-oo-ger soo-ng!” It was just another typical Sunday drive to church. We… Continue Reading “Why I’ve Decided I’m OK With A House Full of ALL Boys (*sigh*)”

Priceless (an announcement)

Big announcements have never been my forte. I typically go for the “no one really needs to know” approach, or I try to be all fun and fail miserably. with our first baby I went for the “no one really needs to know” until… Continue Reading “Priceless (an announcement)”

My Happy Place

I’m typing this one-fingered on my iPad (something that drives my husband crazy!) from the rocking chair. My left leg bounces up and down and my fingers run through a two-year-old’s blonde hair. His blue eyes hidden under heavy eyelids and long lashes. A… Continue Reading “My Happy Place”

The Greatest Gift of All

Baby Sparkles. My little 4-year-old self had been mesmerized with her commercials for months. Those big, blue eyes. Those curly, blond locks. That crown that lit up when her head was tipped back. My heart almost ached with hopes that she’d be under the… Continue Reading “The Greatest Gift of All”

I Believe.

This Christmas season I believe more than ever before that Jesus Christ was born to this earth for a purpose. I believe that because he loves us, he not only suffered for our sins, but also for our grief and pain. He knows each of us so personally, so intimately. I believe he can help us through even the most trying of times. I’ve witnessed it time and time again this year. He can mend broken hearts and give hope where none is left. I believe.

Grinchy-Mom’s Week Before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas and Mom was a mess. Instead of holiday happy greetings, all she felt was distress. “Only five days till Christmas! It’s practically here.” She grumbled and bristled, felling no sort of cheer. Christmas cards strewn the table, cookie cutters… Continue Reading “Grinchy-Mom’s Week Before Christmas”