I love singing, always have! I grew up in a musical home. My father would sit down at the piano and begin playing. All us girls would come running to join in and mother would offer her alto harmony from the kitchen (and only now do I realize just how often she was stuck in… Continue reading My Favorite Easter Hymns
I am so, SO, grateful to be reposting this on Elli's 7th Birthday. She is a stubborn scrapper, and boy did she need that in her personality. Love you, Elli, so very much!! A year ago today, my cousin and his wife watched their baby girl born at just 24 weeks. Today as we celebrate this… Continue reading A Letter to Me
This post is from way back, August 2010. We still enjoy family games on Sunday. This was a great memory to read back through! Sunday at our home is family time, after church we do a little lunch and then vote on which family activity we are going to do. I bruised my heel last… Continue reading Sunday Games
I've heard people say "you are going to miss your kids when they go" or "hold on to those little ones tight, they grow up too fast". I can now tell you from experience that these statements are a GROSS understatement! I don't think all the warnings and admonitions in the world can prepare you… Continue reading Too Fast, pt.2
Too Fast! The past 18 years went by way too fast! One of the main reasons I chose to get back into writing was to process the departure of my first-born child. Let me tell you, it was so much harder than I had thought or anticipated! Daniel, 1 day old When Daniel was born… Continue reading Too Fast, pt.1
In the 23 years I have been married, only 18 months of them have been lived in my home state of Iowa. That's rough on this family girl who spent every holiday splitting my time between my mother's side and my father's side. Holidays always meant loud, raucous groups of people living, laughing, arguing, love… Continue reading The Beauty of Technology
Yesterday was one of those nasty days that moms hate. Messes abounded, things got broken, dog lost his mind and bowels on my carpet... just a gross day. My dysfunctional MOMent came when I was checking papers at the school desk in the basement when I heard the tell tale sound of something shattering on… Continue reading Who left that there!!!