the real life.


watching them makes me happy. my two boys. Ben and I watch in amazement, their small bodies with such energy and drive, running around, making messes and giving us a peek into how much God does indeed, love us.  the second report card from kindergarten was mostly encouraging; improvement in areas but flat lined in others. the 6-year-old scribbles eclectically when others nearby press their … [Read more...]

Day 30 of #30daysofThanksgiving


Day 30: I am thankful for the here and now. I can't believe it's been 29 days since Day 1 of 30 Days of Thanksgiving.  I wish I could say something profound  that completely summarizes this last month- buuuuuut something that complete and final wouldn't really be what most of you see in me here. I'm such an ongoing mess of a story. I don't think a blog post will ever be closed with a … [Read more...]

Day 2 #30daysofThanksgiving


Day 2: 99 Balloons & rEcess! Ben and I have such great support locally with family and friends but it's still really hard to get a date night past a quick bite to eat. Last night, because of rEcess, we had 3 1/2 hours to sit together, dreaming and brainstorming of a new project and direction for Ben. It brought life. What rEcess does is serve locally the community of special needs families by … [Read more...]



It's still fairly green around here. I wore my minty lace dress with cap sleeves on Saturday and felt good. I feel so much like a woman when I wear that dress and less of the pretender that I typically feel in an adults body. The air felt invisible and I loved the toasty golden of the late afternoon sun as it kissed the wedding party we watched with blessings. I've loved the stretched out … [Read more...]