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…

Edmund’s Birth Story

Waddling around Ikea, picking out furniture for our new house, and lingering extra long, “testing” out all the options to sneak in a bit of rest for my 40+ week pregnant body – that’s how our day began. Well our day began with donuts, but we’ll just skip that part. We had become first-time home-owners…

Edisto Island with the Hindmans

7 days. 27 people. 2 houses. 4 bathrooms. 3 meals a day. 1 epic family vacation. When I first met the Hindman family, I figured I could handle the crowd, having grown up in a family of 7 kids myself. And while the noise didn’t scare me away, the bond these grown-up siblings had did…

On How to Thrive During Your Spouse’s Residency

A little over two years ago, I watched my husband walk across a stage and receive the title of “doctor” after 4 challenging years of medical school. It was a moment filled with extreme pride and satisfaction after much hard work. But it was also a moment of great anticipation as we prepared to turn…

Thanksgiving Round Up

Thanksgiving is in two weeks! My advice? Read THIS, and enjoy every day of the next two weeks. Don’t get lost in the hurry. Store up Moments. Keep things simple. I’ve begun a collection of Thanksgiving inspiration on PINTEREST that you’re welcome to browse if you’re looking for ideas. Here you’ll find a few of…

Deja Vu

As the second oldest of 7 kids, I had the fun of welcoming each subsequent sibling home after birth, and, with the exception of my immediate younger sister, I remember the moment I met each one. My parents placed a big emphasis on home life, encouraging us to make each other our closest friends and…

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…