I have such fond memories of being seven. It was one of my favorite years. I learned so many things and gained so much confidence. I hope that Judah will look back at his seventh year with the same fondness.

Happy Birthday Judah! You never cease to amaze me. I admire your free spirit and sense of self.

I am so glad you were born!



oh i need you

Don’t you just love it when you are in the car listening to the radio, and BAM! A song comes on that moves you. It could be that it makes you dance, cry, reflect, or laugh. The words speak straight to you and meet you where you have a need. 

Today it was a song by Plumb. Just one verse plus the chorus and I was toast! Things are happening in our home that we didn’t expect. Things that we don’t understand. Things that we cannot get through without God. 

Standing on a road I didn’t plan
Wondering how I got to where I am
I’m trying to hear that still small voice
I’m trying to hear above the noise

How many times have you heard me cry out
“God please take this”?
How many times have you given me strength to
Just keep breathing?
Oh I need you
God, I need you now.

-Plumb, “Need You Now”

this girl

A baby no more. (sniffle, wipe the tears)

Emary is a fun little gal. She’s super smart and silly! She adores her brothers, Happy (Harper) and Beebah (Judah). Loves to sing, “We-eeeeee, ever!” Can you guess which song that is? She prefers to run and when she does walk it’s on her tip-toes. Likes to scrunch her nose and stick out her tongue. She loves to pick out her own clothes (Lord help me!). A bundle of a blessing this little one is. Beyond love this girl.




new additions

First pets, first pets!!

Meet the lovely ladies, Arnold and Orca.

Judah and Harper can’t seem to accept that the fish are female.


The Tooth Fairy

Our first kiddo lost his first tooth. He is so excited! First thing he wanted to do was wake up his brother to share the news. So fun!




this kid

On a recent boat outing, Justin sent me the following photo. This is just so Jude. I love how adventurous and brave he can be. That saltwater is cold!




look out tim lincecum



A Happy Day

We celebrated Harper’s birthday last weekend. It was a fun day full of good friends, food, and bugs!

As Harper requested, I attempted bug cupcakes.

Goodie bags full of bug catching tools.

Emary and Mimi. Aren’t they cute?

It was a very fun day. I know that Harper had a great time and felt very loved! Thanks to all who joined us.



Happy Birthday to my Harper Bear. Four years old! I look forward to this year with you buddy. Three was a tough one for you (and mom & dad). You are an awesome boy! I enjoy your humor, encouraging words, silliness, loyalty, and love.





10 months

Baby E is 10.5 months old. So close to one and so close to walking. The girl is such a joy! She loves to scream and say, “hi!” Daddy is her current favorite person. Which is pretty darn cute! I think we’ll keep her.