Our hamster died last night. And while we didn't necessarily want a hamster (we got him in a white elephant gift exchange at a Christmas party) he was a sweet little part of our family. He came with all the fixins- a cage, food, bedding and a name. Stan. In honor of our beloved leader … Continue reading Stan Spiderman Day
Just over two years ago, we moved to the house on Courage Street. It seemed fitting- like a banner proclaiming the courage we had mustered in the hard years leading up to that move. Little did I know the courage it would take to move in here, welcome our third baby a month later, help … Continue reading Courage Street
Cover the Field
I finally have some time to carve out for writing but I find lately that I just don't have anything to say. Shocking, I know. There are too many heavy things going on in my life and in the world around me. Sometimes I hold back because I don't have anything nice to say. And … Continue reading Cover the Field
I am a runner.
I am a runner. And by that I mean I ran once, today, for the first time in over a year. And I am rusty. Real rusty. I can count on my fingers the number of runs I've taken in the past few years and today was especially painful/awesome. In an effort to take care … Continue reading I am a runner.
There's nothing like a few hard years to take some glimmer out of your eyes. I'm at the "catch myself in a mirror and not recognize me" stage and I'm ready to recover a bit of what I left behind. I have been waiting for some emotional energy to put toward it and I am … Continue reading Take Care
When Life Is Crappy
This week has been real crappy. And if I'm honest, the past 4 years have been crappy. Life is just so hard sometimes. A few weeks ago we discovered that Brian has an aneurysm in his carotid artery. It sounds like I'm making that up, but I'm not. It's like we were getting bored and created … Continue reading When Life Is Crappy
Originally posted 7/30/15 I made a really important life decision when I was 15. I was at summer camp, lying on a fun island in the lake while watching people go off the rope swing. My friend Beka got up there (all fit and fabulous) and swung out, somersaulted in the air and landed perfectly … Continue reading Jumping In
This week marks 3 years since I starting writing here and to celebrate I am re-sharing one old post each day this week. Thank you for coming into my stories and for letting me into yours. ❤ Originally posted on 3/18/15 My 3 year old daughter is obsessed with this little game she recently made up called "kitty … Continue reading Pick Me
Salt & Light
I have always hoped to be the kind of person who infiltrates culture with good. Who lives the change I want to see. Who is not afraid of the world, but sees the beauty in what God created and helps draw that out. Something deep inside of me moves at the very words be salt and light. I want to bring … Continue reading Salt & Light
Merry Christmas Eve. Although not usually a great day for me, I woke up with the sun (and my baby that doesn't sleep) and tried to get my heart in a good place. Today is the 17th anniversary of losing my mom to breast cancer and this day always seems to bring the gaping hole … Continue reading What Magic?