Motherhood, mothers day, Uncategorized

Mamas and strawberry lemonade

My mom is genuinely my best friend. My husband jokes about the amount of time I spend with her...but I explained to him how she's not like "most moms". How she will stand with me in the pit at a concert drinking wine and dancing or go totally natural with our similar wavy hair or… Continue reading Mamas and strawberry lemonade

Family Life, foster care

How You Can Support Foster Families

One night this week I was overcome with anxiety. Getting in my car seemed a little dramatic so I left the baby with my husband and ran downstairs to the garage. A room I particularly loathe due to the abundance of camel crickets and lawn equipment. I crouched down and held onto the side of… Continue reading How You Can Support Foster Families

gratefulness, unselfishness, letting God, morning pages, morning ritual,, mornings, Motherhood, Uncategorized

Morning Pages

I'm not a morning person by nature. I'm a two cups of coffee and maybe I'll talk to you kinda person in the morning. Some days it is three cups and a shot of espresso but whose counting... Unless I'm on vacation. Then I can't wait to wake up. I'm like a kid on Christmas… Continue reading Morning Pages

Family Life, marriage, empty nesters

After the Children are Gone

Thirty-five years ago, I married my sweet Hart.  Fifteen months later our first daughter was born.  I was immediately thrust into a lifestyle of babies and toddlers, with three kids within five years. Then we had a five year stretch before our last two daughters were born.  This made their ages span from 1-12.  Soon I was teaching my girls from… Continue reading After the Children are Gone

Family Life, wedding

The Magical Wedding

It's come and gone. After months of planning and buying and preparing and agonizing over the weather, it's over. December 8th is a day we will never forget. A day of witnessing and celebrating the marriage of two very special people. Nan and Perrin got married on a cold day right before a major snowstorm… Continue reading The Magical Wedding