InstaFriday – 9/13/13

It’s Friday! I’m excited to share my week in pictures via Jeannett’s InstaFriday link-up at Life Rearranged. I’m thedestinymanifest on instagram, if you’d like to follow me. I’m excited that I finally feel like blogging again… it’s been too long since my desire to write matched up with my ability to sit and write without […]

Mother’s Day 2013

I have been a mother for almost a dozen years, and this is the first Mother’s Day that doesn’t feel completely happy. I am grateful, of course, so grateful for my daughters, Lakin and Addah. They make me smile. They make me cry. They make me angry, and they make me laugh like a crazy […]

My Daughters’ Names

What’s in a name? Choosing my daughters’ names was not a task that I took lightly. We made many lists, and considered ancestry, word origins & the meanings of different names.¬†First names have to flow properly and sound right with the middle and last names. There’s so much to consider, because you are not really […]

Easter Flashback Pictures

It’s time for an Easter Flashback! I love looking at pictures of my big girls when they were little. Looking at the girls now, at 10 and 11, it’s hard to believe they were once so toddler chubby adorable, so kindergarten sweet. Where did those years go?! I’ve picked out some of my favorites from […]

The Best of Friends

I love it when my daughters are the best of friends. There is very little that can brighten my mood like ¬†the sight of them playing and grinning, the sound of their giggles. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like — in fact, it seems that much of their time together is spent […]

Simple Yarn Roses – Crafts by Kids

My daughter Addah has been crafting simple yarn roses this week! She’s made lots of roses… enough for an entire wreath of roses, plus a pin for each of us (as well as my mom, David’s mom, her aunts, her teachers, her best friends and the neighbor lady across the hall. I don’t know what […]

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