Slowly working on her cupcake Fun at the park Enjoying the park with sister Low-key birthdays are the way to go. Since Jane's birthday party (Jane and I cried), I have discovered the beauty of small family birthdays. Growing up I had a birthday party every year. I don't know how my mom did it. Maurie turned one on September 10 and I … [Read more...] about Simple and Easy Birthday Celebration Ideas
So, the other day my husband was at church looking through his notebook before a meeting. He found a note I had written in his notebook some time previous and sent me a text letting me know he had found it. We both had a good chuckle. He had left the notebook on the kitchen table and I had read all his notes about the signs of the last days. I wrote..."I am a prepper!" on his notebook and then … [Read more...] about Preppers for Life
The other day I read a quote by Jenkin Lloyd Jones that made me feel a little depressed. “Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual … [Read more...] about For the Ordinary People
I have been planning some amazing, creative way to share this news, but all of my attempts have been failures. Drum roll... I AM PREGNANT! I was going to take really cute pictures of the girls holding up a sign that said "Big Sisters in March 2016" or take a cool picture of everyone's shoes and then add cute little baby shoes to the mix and have text somewhere that said "Adding two little … [Read more...] about Big, Surprising News
Proud Daddy! Brand new Maurie Lu! Sisters! Well...Maurie Lu will be six weeks old tomorrow! The last few weeks have truly been a whirlwind and I am certain that new challenges and joys are ahead of me. First, I am going to attempt to summarize Maurie's birth. I had the pleasure of being much more prepared this time around. My focus was putting my house in order … [Read more...] about Whirlwind
Wow! Jane is at home now, and I survived. Having a baby was the hardest thing I have ever done and taking care of a new baby continues to be challenging each new day! Most of you seasoned moms are saying..."Welcome to motherhood!" I am actually very grateful to have many of my friends that have already had children who have been able to help me with questions. Cody and I drove to the Agape … [Read more...] about Jane is here!