Love from Friends on Clara’s First Birthday #loveforclara

This past Monday, July 1, would have been our youngest daughter Clara’s first birthday. She was stillborn at 42 weeks 3 days gestation, and we found out she had died when we went to the hospital to give birth to her. It has been a difficult year for my husband and I, and we have […]

Happy Birthday Party! #WW

This past weekend, our family celebrated the second and third birthdays of my nephew Avery and my niece Abby. It was a beautiful day for a birthday party – sunshine bright and full of laughter and the people that I love the most in the world. I’m linking up several places for Wordful/Wordless Wednesday…

Chicken Dance and a Roller Skating Party #WW

We were invited to a roller skating party for a family friend’s 5-year old. I was a little nervous about it — neither David nor I have roller skated since 1991-ish, Lakin is afraid to try roller skating, so I worried that she would be bored and/or grumpy, and my kids would be the oldest […]

This Moment {12/14/12}

{this moment} – A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Thanks to Amanda for the idea to record a wonderful moment every week. If you feel inspired to share a moment from your week, please […]

Happy 10th Birthday, Addah!

My middle girl, Addah Shannon, the one who has been my “baby” for most of her life, turns 10 years old today! I am so proud of this girl, so honored to be her mother, and so grateful for her, every day. She was born strong, a little fighter at 33½ weeks, and she spent only […]

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Cake!

The “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Cake” was the hit of Lakin’s 10th birthday party, to be sure! Everyone loved it… especially the birthday girl, which made me feel great. I don’t consider myself to be all that proficient in the kitchen, but this cake rocked! There are quite a few recipes for making a rainbow […]

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