a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 I couldn’t help but give Jemma two photos this week. A little side by side of her blossoming dramatics. Photo one … “Mama, mama … I’m crying. I’m so terribly sad I can hardly express myself!” Photo two … “Mama, do you see […]

Max | 5 Months

Melt my heart, why don’t ya, Max? Five months is looking so good on you! You are embracing your new world of sitting up, with help still, but you are getting super strong. With your first snow in mid December you also accomplishing rolling over from tummy to back and blowing lots of smiley bubbles. […]


 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 Apparently the theme of this week is — concentration.Jemma and the toy shop’s marble tower.Max and striped lil’ toes.


 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 Dare I begin a weekly photo challenge? No, really I shouldn’t, but apparently I’m feeling overly ambitious this week. Maybe it’s all the cold vapors I’ve been breathing alongside Max. Crazy or not, here it goes. Good intentions, I pray you are on […]

Croup is Crap & Other Random Thoughts

I barely slept Friday night. I suspected my poor baby had croup. First thing Saturday morning I called our doctor. Their website said Saturdays were reserved for urgent pediatric appointments. After speaking with the snarkiest receptionist ever who didn’t care that my 4 month old was having a hard time breathing, I found an urgent […]

So This Is Christmas {in photos}

Christmas with little ones is something extraordinary. Their smiles, giggles, and sugar highs – there is nothing quite like it. Seeing Jemma experience the sights and sounds of Christmas time brought so much joy to our family and Max was right beside her, snuggling all the way. I can only imagine the ruckus we’ll all […]

Cosleeping Naps

Cosleeping babies often prefer cosleeping naps. Max is one of them. And every chance I get, I snuggle next to him. For these moments are few and fleeting. And I want to soak up every one of them that I can. … Oh so many ways to follow along … Blog – GFC – Blog […]

The Same Page /// To Be Close

So much from this week’s reading spoke to me, but one theme hit home more than others. It’s this: The Bible is filled with people who had to get close in order to get healed …  No more trying to sneak in healing from a distance. It was time for her to be seen.  And […]

Max | 4 Months

Oh, well, hey there handsome fella! Words can’t quite describe how wonderful life is with you. You fill each day with smiles and giggles (a few tears on occasion too) and Jemma and I can’t get enough. Daddy too, but Jem and I are the ones who put in the long hours with you :) […]

100 Days Old

Today, my sweet boy, you are 100 hundred days old. I never thought I would have a boy and now, I can’t imagine my life without one. Without you. Thank you for the greatest 100 hundred days a Mama could ask for. It sounds too simple to say, “I love you”, but those are the […]