Today is my birthday. I turn 32. Somehow, it seems like I was 25 last year and I’m 32 this year and I have no idea how that happened. I’m suddenly an age that I always looked at as rather old and not really much fun anymore and yikes it’s getting close to 40!!! But now that I’m here, I. LOVE. IT. Today, I am filled with so much gratitude. G. K. Chesterton says, “I would maintain that thanks are the… Read more »

… and that someone is Olivia Caroline! Our little monkey turned four. FOUR. I really don’t know how it happened. It seems like it really wasn’t that long ago that we were making a frantic trip to the birth center and she popped out in the car instead! It really is funny, because a car-birth really does fit her personality! Lively, spontaneous, spunky ~ to name a few. :) She asks every morning, “Are we goin’ anywhere?” She’s asked that for… Read more »

My son – our son – had his first birthday yesterday. // Yes, he has killer blue eyes, just like his daddy. :) // I don’t know HOW it is possible for a year to go by so quickly, for a little person to become so intricately interwined in our lives, for our love to grow so deeply, for our hearts to swell with love for a new little person in our family… I tried not to cry, but I… Read more »

  The walls were closing in around me yesterday morning. My mind and heart were full, of things that weren’t really things to talk about to anyone but God.I was [very wrongly] becoming short-tempered and snappy at my children.Monday morning was one such morning. I needed a change of scenery. I needed to get my mind off myself and the things that were overwhelmingly mountainous.I needed to get outside of my four walls, go to the ocean and gaze at the Bigness… Read more »

We celebrated a birthday last week!It was a much-anticipated birthday. Much anticipated.I suppose this was the first year that she really understood what was happening.What there was to look forward to.It was Zoe’s birthday! She’s been talking about her birthday for weeks.Probably because Olivia’s birthday is just a few months beforeand that gives her even more reason to look forward to her own. In keeping of family tradition of doing something special on the day of the birthday,I asked her early… Read more »

We celebrated a birthday over the weekend! Olivia Caroline turned TWO I must admit, I was hoping for a rather uneventful day! Her birth date being very memorable, her first birthday including a doctor and hospital visit because of a double ear infection, and her second birthday… well, I wasn’t sure what to expect with this little monkey! I actually did pray for a peaceful, uneventful (as in catastrophic uneventful!) day. :) And it was lovely! Soon after Zoe joined… Read more »

  Olivia Caroline celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago. Actually, more like a month ago. I’m still trying to play catchup from the past half year so there are no birthday pictures yet. Actually, not sure if there will be. But I had been wanting to take her one year pictures sometime. You know how that is – always thinking the next day will be a better time, etc. etc. etc.  I really didn’t know when I was going… Read more »