Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part one}

Two weeks ago, our 3 month old baby had hip surgery. The day went really smoothly-we were perfectly on time and organized-which isn't always the case. But as is always the case, we were incredibly well taken care of. Our big kids went overnight to their "cuzzies" house, our dog went to "Camp Barry" (my … Continue reading Baby Spica Cast Adventures {part one}

8 Incredible Places to Be

I've been nostalgic lately about great trips that I've been on. My passport is lonely and far off places are showing up in my dreams. I'm thinking about good suitcases and this red leather travel journal I have. I love the thrill of seeing a view for the first time, hearing other languages and smelling new (good) smells. I … Continue reading 8 Incredible Places to Be

Lowering My Standards

My job description could read: Spend all day putting things back where they started. Matchbox cars, pretend food, books. Wash, dry, fold, put back. Repeat. Maintain. Keep needs met, keep everybody alive. Most of the things I do get undone again before the day is through and I rarely feel like I'm making progress. I am not … Continue reading Lowering My Standards

In Good Company

Having guests in our home is a habit. A very natural and very intentional habit. I grew up in a family of social people and "having company" was a way of life. My parents valued and protected time just for our family of five, but they also maintained a culture of hosting and inviting others in. We lived a mile away … Continue reading In Good Company

Embrace THIS Season

The summer after I graduated from college, I attended 22 weddings. Twenty Two. There's only 14 weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I have been a bridesmaid 12 times and maybe sometimes during those wild wedding years, I felt left behind. I was anxious to walk through life with a true companion (a song we … Continue reading Embrace THIS Season