I’m so excited about the lock screen for this month! Thanks for your patience in getting them to you a week or so late, while I worked on our reLaunch. So what do you think of our new look?! Are you loving all the freshness of it? I realize I’m quite biased, but I really really […]
For those of you who haven’t heard…last week was a tad bit scary. Our sweet seven year old Anton, was in a bicycle accident on his way to school and ...
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Last night I made a mistake…the kind of mistake where I’m still shaking my head thinking, “how could I have been that dumb?!” It rained most the day yesterday. It was ...
It’s here, it’s here! Today is the big re-release of Hugs & Punches! What do you think….it’s pretty, right?! It took me a bit longer than expected, but I ended up doing so much more than I was planning, I’m so excited about it (it’s been hard to keep the secret!). note: Firefox is giving us […]
Thanks for bearing with me on all this! I’m just itching to make Hugs & Punches better and better for you!
I hope you’re all enjoying your free September lock screen Bible verse! If you know you’ve subscribed, yet haven’t received it… please email me and I’ll make sure it gets sent your way. //////////////// On another note, it was such fun making these Bible verse lunch cards for the kid’s lunch boxes. Hope you and your kids […]
Ben is hands-down the hardest person to shop for. Well, he and my dad actually. So I get reeeeaaally excited when I think of something good for him. And a few years ago I found IT. You know, that thing you know they’ll love yet never knew they needed? I came across silver cufflinks in the […]
The other night, as the little kids were helping me set the table while we waited for Ben and the big boys to get home for dinner, I decided we’d play a game. We often play “Highs & Lows” as we chat over their after school snack, but rather than asking them their “high” (best part […]
Oh what encouragement I have for you this month! Ok, it’s Joshua & God’s encouragement…I just made it a little pretty. Though I used the NIV for our lock screen, click here for Joshua 1:9 in The Message, it’s translation just bursts encouragement and hope! And to be honest, I’m needing a little encouragement right […]
I’ve spent an hour in the baking isle at our neighborhood grocery store as Abreham shared with me about becoming a Christian in Ethiopia… and how when his maternal Grandmother heard that he had done so, she refused to feed him for three days as punishment. I’ve also driven ’round and ’round our neighborhood as Ezekiel’s […]
I’ve been looking through before photos of our house lately and thought I’d share with you how far we’ve come in two years! And no…we’re not quite done yet. But is any homeowner truly ever done?? I can’t wait to show you!! Remember…our house was a foreclosure deemed “uninhabitable” by the bank. Does that scare […]
It’s been a little nutty around here this week, has it been the same around your house? Monday was the first day back to school for the bigger kids. (Ben & I may or may not have hidden and attacked the boys with water balloons as they walked up our drive after their first day) […]
Are you gearing up for school in your house? Abreham is currently jumping up and down because he got his schedule today. Goofy kid. Apparently he got the classes he wanted. I have a gift for you! Saturday morning, those of you who Subscribe to my blog will receive these colorful Bible verse/encouragement lunch notes to sneak […]
I have an editor. Did you know that? Her name is Meredith and she’s smart and talented and really, really insightful. She’s crazy fun and has become one of my closest friends (even though she lives in San Diego). And she’s doing great things for my book. Meredith had the extreme privilege to be one of 250 […]
My mom has made homemade jam forever. In fact, I don’t remember ever having the store-bought stuff growing up. And every summer I think I’ll try making it myself. But I’m too intimidated and just don’t. Until now. And I cannot believe I waited so long…because it’s CRAZY easy. I mean like I could be […]
Memorizing scripture is so important, yet I’m terrible at doing it. Do you struggle with it, too?! Keeping God’s Word steadily in my thoughts has been weighing heavily on my heart lately…so I’ve begun making these every month to save on the Lock Screen on my phone. And it’s helping! Since my phone is constantly by my […]
Earlier this week I posted in part 1 of this series how we were (supposedly) going to destroy our family as we responded to God’s calling upon our lives. We talked about what to do when no one supports your calling. And I left you with this reminder… /////////////////////////////////// So lets continue on with it, shall we?? […]
When it all began, everyone around us thought we were doing too much, too fast. That we were really naïve about bringing home a baby girl from Ethiopia, only to decide right away to also adopt a six year old. A boy older than our biological boys, which is apparently a major no-no. But we […]
I’m not a huge electronics fan. For our kids, I mean. I struggle with it because I know that’s where the world is headed…yet Ben and I don’t want our kids to lose their imagination or be addicted to the tv, computer, and video games. It’s a struggle, isn’t it? We actually have found a […]
For those of you who don’t follow me on instagram and seen all our photos, our family has been vacationing in Breckenridge and loving the slower pace and family time. I woke this morning while the house was still quiet and snuck out to Starbucks, where I now sit looking at the incredible beauty out it’s windows: the […]
Wednesday was rough. Rough, rough, ROUGH. I don’t know how else to say it. By the time Ben and I finally got the kids in bed (and to stay in bed), we were completely exhausted to our core. This weariness and exhaustion was so consuming, that we thought for some reason the next day was Laith’s birthday. […]
So…we’re all friends here, right? . Whether we’re real, face-to-face buddies who grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine together…or simply virtual friends online, it doesn’t matter. We’re friends. And I still want to be real and vulnerable and share with you. . . A few weeks ago, I sent my proposal to […]