I Love You Like I Love Chemistry

Can you name these chemistry molecules? I can’t … even if my life depended on it. No clue. Good news is, my sister’s Katie and Hannah can! They are my science sisters and I’m so happy to have them in my life! It’s interesting when you become a mama. Many of your relationships change and […]

Snuggle in a Sea of Blue and Green

Baby’s Aunt Kiki made a beautiful twin size quilt this past year for herself. It was a medley of blues and greens and it was her very first one! She did such a wonderful job, it seriously looks professional. I’m pretty amazed at anyone who has the patience to quilt anything — so much time, […]


Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives […]

Thanksgiving 2011 & Turkey Handprint Place Cards

Dominic and I hosted Thanksgiving for the second time this year. It was a fabulous get together of his parents, mine, Jemma’s aunties, and the Thankgiving star herself, Jemma! Our meal consisted of turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry dressing, olives, pickled beets and beans, olives, cranberry sauce, corn, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie, and […]


We’ve been home close to 2 months, but I still wanted to share some of the pictures from our fabulous trip to the south! We went to visit Dominic’s brother, Anton, and his wife, Tasha, and daughter, Karrington. Jemma had a ball with her cousin and we ate WAY TOO MUCH amazing BBQ, but hey, […]

Jemma’s Tent

Awhile back I mentioned this adorable tent to my Mom. She and my Dad surprised Jemma with one of her very own as an early birthday present! Isn’t it adorable? Jemma’s Pops and Mimi followed the instructions in the above link pretty closely – the biggest modification was the elastic loops that hold on the […]

Dom’s Golden Birthday

Last month we celebrated Dom’s Golden Birthday.  He turned 25 years old the 25th! Here’s a snap of the festivities … Homemade hot wings – complete with special wing baskets Archery practice at Cabela’s Check out that accuracy! Cabela’s princess just hanging out on the deer target Happy Birthday Daddy!

Graduation Outtakes

Thumbs up for graduation! Ready to celebrate while Miss J catches a quick nap Hiking into graduation with Daddy Check out that sideways glare Jemma is super proud of her Auntie! Best part of the celebration – WATERMELON! Family picture at Hannah’s outdoor graduation No homework until August! Sisters celebrate again Jumping for joy!

Dear Graduates …

Three cheers for my sisters and their educational accomplishments! Katie just graduated with her Masters in Education with a Middle School Science endorsement. It’s super hard to think that she’s all grown up and on the job market now. It seems just like yesterday that she was my little sister (she now towers over me)! […]