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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Once Dead, Made New

It’s amazing what can come from something that is dead and decaying. A few years back, my family cut down some trees that were dying in our grove. Stumps barely standing above ground were left to rot and the rest of the wood used for firewood. Over the years these stumps have had green moss … Continue reading

  • Hebrews 12:1

    "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."
  • Continually still

  • …while runnin’ on the sidelines.

  • Romans 5:3-5

    "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."