New Year’s Letter 2015

Dear friends and family, Before 2016 gets too far underway and the memories of 2015 fade, I wanted to recount our family’s experiences, travels, mishaps, and milestones. Being able to sit down and catch up with each of you in your own living rooms is a deep heart-wish of mine, but knowing how unlikely that…

Natural Christmas Crafts for Kids

Photography done for Relay Foods Christmas crafts with children is a way to slow down in a hurried season, to sit and create with those most special to us, to observe their process, to see their hearts being worked out with their hands, their creativity being made into something tangible and concrete. It’s where memories…

FOUR

I held you close today and told you all the ways you’re beautiful. Time has passed quickly, as it’s prone to do, and I didn’t want to lose the chance to tell you the God-work I see in you today, on the first day of your 4th year. I didn’t want to pass over the…

Christmas Gifts for Toddlers

You’ll have to forgive my posting about Christmas before Thanksgiving. You see, we’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving, and my little girl’s birthday is next week. So I’m in full out Christmas dreaming mode. A tree is probably in our very near future. Besides, I haven’t purchased a birthday present for Aletheia yet {procrastinating is my thing},…

Summer’s End

I’m not one to wake before the sun rises, before my daughter rises even. I dream of being “alive at five” on a regular basis one day, but for now, I usually wait to bid sleep farewell until Aletheia’s little feet coming running across the apartment from her room to ours and jumps in bed…

back to blogging

I almost feel as though I should reintroduce myself, I’ve been away from blogging for so long. I’m sorry to have dropped off without warning, but I knew I’d change my mind if I delayed. I knew because I’d dismissed the idea a hundred times before instead of just taking the time away I knew…

Our Favorite Resources for Kids

1//Bugs and Numbers: This iPad/iPhone app has become Aletheia’s new favorite. If you’re looking for an app or collection of apps to encourage education and sneak in instructional play for your kids over the summer, this is a great option. We usually let her pick games from her app folder after her nap, and she looks…

Wear //Heavenly Adored

People often ask us why we named our daughter, Aletheia. “Is it a family name?” “Are you Greek?”  When I found out I was expecting Aletheia, we were very newly married, just 10 months in, and medical school had just begun for Daniel. In the midst of my pursuing higher education, my husband entering the busiest…