I've been asked a few times lately how we do birthdays, so I thought I would share our very established traditions. Right now we're halfway through our summer birthday blitz, which consists of four birthdays, each two weeks apart. The night before, we decorate the main living area. I'm not amazing at this, but I … Continue reading Large Family Birthdays
I'm sure we've all heard or just somehow "known" the unspoken rule- do not announce your pregnancy until you are at least 12 weeks. Well, I'm not sure what Bible verse they use to back it up, but I have looked through almost all of them regarding pregnancy and loss- and there isn't one. I … Continue reading Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice
In the day and age of cell phones, busy schedules and so much on-the-go, old fashioned visiting and having company over has really fallen by the wayside. It wasn't that long ago that days "out" consisted of spending afternoons at the neighbors' or visiting on porches in the summer: now everyone is cocooned in their … Continue reading Hospitality and Children
The first time I left the home, alone, when our third child was born was terrific- because it was horridly awful, and set the bar low for what a good experience would be. My beautiful mother in law, who had been SO helpful, boarded a jet plane and left me in the city, two hours … Continue reading Venturing Out With Children- A How-To Guide
We recently decided to start providing childcare, and that has made me much more intentional of celebrations, activities, and events that I might normally not do. Also, I know how hard it is for kids to adapt to a new schedule and environment, so I wanted to have a fun party to look forward to. … Continue reading World Cup Day!
Drip, drip., drip.You know how annoying water dripping from a faucet is? I feel like that is my life right now. I am so blessed. I am married to an incredibly good-looking man who treats me so good. I have four healthy, beautiful children. I am a part of a church family that loves me … Continue reading Soaring Up the Stairs