Enjoy an (Almost) Free Vacation!

I’m typing from the backyard of my friend’s house in San Diego.  For the last 5 hours I’ve reflected on how approaching God can feel a bit like approaching Elmo.  Then my brain blew and I decided I’d write today about “How to Experience an (Almost) Free Vacation.”  See, we’ve swapped houses twice with some friends … Read More

When Daddy is the Favorite

When Daddy is the Favorite

Yesterday the big kids got in a discussion right in front of me about “who is your favorite parent?”  I lost. Let me extend a BIG squeezy hug from me to all you moms out there who tirelessly serve your children, take care of your home, manage your children’s education, activities and social lives, ache … Read More

Pantry Pest!! ARGH!!

Pantry Pest!! ARGH!!

What exactly IS that strange thing in my pantry next to the Nutella?  Need a closer look?  We have MOTHS!!  🙁 🙁 🙁 We have had moths for over two years now.  Not cloth moths, but flour moths.  They found their way into our home probably through a bag of nuts or fruit or rice … Read More

Fun Fun Fun

Fun Fun Fun

What exactly are we doing mom? OOOOO, I get it!!  Now I’m REALLY enjoying myself! I’m trying to have a mad face but I simply cannot keep my smile at bay! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo shoot with the Bean.  What a cutie!  We are approaching our 2 year anniversary of his “Gotcha Day.”  … Read More

My parents and God’s love

We’ve fished, wakeboarded, water-skied, baked on the beach, floated around on rafts, eaten MANY milkshakes, admired MANY deer, played cards, and a slew of games, watched movies, discovered sattelites, wished on shooting stars, talked about important things and not-so-important things, eaten smores (oh did the Bean LOVE smores!), went for a long hike to a … Read More