It’s a Girl!

That’s right, you read that correctly! We have been blessed with a little gal, making our little man a big brother! Life is such a gift and we are so honored the Lord has entrusted us to raise, guide and encourage these two little youngsters. And raising a girl will be another learning curve as…

Toddler Camping

We took a night before our new baby comes to go tent camping with our little man, and it went well. Wahoo!  He was able to experience setting up camp, having a campfire, eating fresh s’mores, going for a little “hike” and sleeping in a tent with a sleeping bag as his bed. Thankfully, he…

On Purpose

I really enjoy watching our little man play. He is quite often very intentional & thoughtful about what it is he is doing. He carefully studies things indoors and out, but thankfully not trying to taste everything like he often did at first. Watching him explore and bring purpose to his playing and daily activities…

Get a Load of This…

Exciting news: our family is growing again and our little man is going to be a BIG BROTHER! It has been so much fun watching our first little person grow through his first year (also very busy). We are looking forward to his continued development and stepping into the role of being a little (at…

Generally Speaking

I have discovered that raising a baby comes with a lot of generalizations. As if babies all fit into the same predictable category because they are babies – HA! Realistically, they are just itty-bitty people; and let’s be real, we know just how uniquely different each one of us is. Since making generalizations about adults…

The Big “5”

Not as prestigious as the BIG 5-0, but still worth celebrating: my man and I today are marking five years of marriage. So, in honor of the “BIG 5”, here is my quick list of five things about our marriage that make it something to celebrate (for us anyways!): We have enjoyed five years of…

Participation Not Optional

Each month I go to many meetings, with all different types of people. Throughout each meeting, I have the opportunity to observe the different characteristics and attitudes members exhibit. I have learned from observing (even from being active in different organizations throughout life) that although involved in a certain group, not everyone participates. Sometimes people…