I cannot believe my little girl turned five yesterday. We had a great weekend celebrating her life, as well as completing the painting project I told you about. Usually birthday parties in our family are simple dessert gatherings where we invite just family over to our house. Once we met at a park to play … Read More
My mom caught me candid on the roof scraping. We’re working on a new project. 🙂 The paint has been peeling in one specific location on the front of our house, and we’re concerned our wood is no longer protected from the elements of Orange County (you know, it rains here every few months! LOL)(plus it looks … Read More
I had the priviledge of being a part of Dan O’Brien’s funeral yesterday. It was a beautiful service. Dan was a father, grandfather, elder in our church, and an evangelist at heart. He was pretty young when he died, in his early 60s. I came away from the funeral thinking about how I want to … Read More
I started this blog as a way to keep up with out of town family and better document our lives. At that time I was trying to “be” with God and extend myself grace as I was an exhasted SAHM of two babies, (hence the title “Finding Rest” which I took from Psalm 62:1). And then … Read More
How do you know if God is asking you to adopt a child? First I want to address something: there are two camps of adoptive parents. Parents who came to adoption through infertility, through a wound, through years of trying to conceive, through necessity as a way to grow their family, through disappointments and judgements … Read More
Nice huh? At Pumpkin’s little league game, two bozo dads (from our team) inquired after the Bean (who is always SUPER adorable and wants to play catch with all the dads): Bozo 1: So, um, yeah i was wondering, um, so is he, um, like i don’t know how to ask this, but um, is … Read More
Hi friends! Are you a closet reader? I want to know! Please email me or post a comment! And leave a link to your blog too, so I can learn about you the way you’ve gotten to know me. I would love to know more about you. How did you find my blog? What are … Read More
Such a great book by John & Stasi Eldredge! I had to plug it again!
From the pier in Santa Barbara, you can toss coins and try to make a bullseye in this makeshift target. The homeless are getting creative. And that’s how stingy we are–that he dares us into ‘entertaining ourselves’ for his dinner. i’m ashamed.
Pumpkin (1st grade) switched schools mid year because child abuse allegations were brought forth from several students against a specific teacher. Read about it here. I heard from SO many of you, through email or FB or my blog. Lots of you offered sympathy for the families, as well as thanks for my sharing, because … Read More