Seasons Come and Seasons Go

Seasons are God’s way of breathing expectation, delight, wonder, hope, and renewal into my soul. Each one brings with it some beauty and joy not known or experienced in the one preceding it. Nature bears this cycle elegantly and with strength. The hills don’t shiver and shake, resenting the snowy blanket of Winter, the daffodil…

Deep Mercy

Friday it begins. Softly at first, slowly, then steadily it builds. Flakes fall, millions of tiny prophecies of what’s to come. Individually they fall, collectively they build, together they form the unfolding story. Swirling they dance in time to a rhythm set by the Artist who crafted them and stirred them up into being, not…

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…

Dear Baby + What’s in My Hospital Bag

Not long little one. Not much longer now. It’s been 8 months since I first knew of you, first danced because of you. And in those 8 months we’ve walked through so much together, daddy keeping watch all along, big sister marveling at your visible wriggles and jumps. Those jumps and wriggles, what comforts and…

Capturing Home: Writing and Authenticity on Social Media

Capturing Home is a mini blog series exploring the rich beauty of home in the midst of the everyday mess, routine, and joy of life. Throughout the series, we’ll cover the freedom of embracing the ordinary, the purpose of place, and the practical ways we can capture home with the art of photography and words. Catch up on…

Capturing Home: VSCO and Consistency

Capturing Home is a mini blog series exploring the rich beauty of home in the midst of the everyday mess, routine, and joy of life. Throughout the series, we’ll cover the freedom of embracing the ordinary, the purpose of place, and the practical ways we can capture home with the art of photography and words. So far in…

Capturing Home: Favorite Phone Photography Apps

Capturing Home is a mini blog series exploring the rich beauty of home in the midst of the everyday mess, routine, and joy of life. Throughout the series, we’ll cover the freedom of embracing the ordinary, the purpose of place, and the practical ways we can capture home with the art of photography and words. Last week we…

Link Love: 5 Favorite Blog Posts of All Time

This week I wanted to share my top 5 favorite (and most viewed) blog posts with you all since this week’s Link Love is going to be my last. More on that in a minute. // Living on Budget: 5 Simple Meals You Can Make While Shopping at Trader Joe’s. This blog post wins the longest-title-ever-award and is…

Link Love

(image via Cloistered Away) // Homeschooling Resources by Bethany. I don’t know about you, but the thought of researching for homeschool curriculum makes my brain hurt. That’s why I’m so thankful for people like Bethany who kindly share their wealth of wisdom and experience! // Hope for Your Soul When you Feel Small by Emily Freeman. A…