Christmas Letter · Family · Holidays

God Blessed Us In 2016

Man, this mother-of-four thing is keeping me so busy! (pause) I want to say “mother-of-five” but it feels strange. In any case, there have been so many things I’ve wanted to share – homeschool stuff, sewing projects, my sister’s beautiful wedding in September, the joy of my now-3-month-old Rainbow Baby, the overwhelm and exhaustion of the… Continue reading God Blessed Us In 2016

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Our Family Christmas Card

I didn’t want to do Christmas cards this year. In fact, there are a lot of things I felt like I either dropped or worked on without much enthusiasm. Between miscarrying Shiloh, losing Astrid, and all the aftershocks of these tumultuous events (heaped onto burdens that were already there to begin with), it’s been hard… Continue reading Our Family Christmas Card

Christmas Letter · Family · Holidays

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I almost didn’t send a Christmas card this year, chalking it up to too much time and expense anyway.  As the cards began showing up in our mailbox, however, I felt a pang of regret and decided to do something.  I usually order holiday cards from cardstore, scoring a sweet Black Friday deal or something, but… Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Can it be December first already?  I’ve been purposefully avoiding this space, as it eats up time I do not have! Since I don’t want you to think I dropped off the face of the earth, however, here are some highlights from the past couple months: In September, we ended the camping year with our annual trip to… Continue reading Current

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Peg People, Paper Hearts, & Pie

February. Really?  I know it’s trite… but where does the time go? I’m up watching the Olympics and old episodes of Medium.  Normally I do something productive while essentially wasting time, but that pile of laundry isn’t exactly calling my name. Up until recently I was burning the midnight oil by sitting at the sewing… Continue reading Peg People, Paper Hearts, & Pie