Thursday Free Printable

Last year around this time, I posted a free "He is risen!" printable here on the blog that I made for our Mom's Group before Easter. I loved having it up in our home last year as a reminder of the hope that this season brings, and I still see it kicking around on Pinterest every once in awhile, so I thought I'd make another very similar, but slightly different version this year as well! Please feel free to click through to Flickr, download, and print ....more

Thursday Printable: Depths of the Ocean

So, my hard drive crashed. I'm a day post-op from thyroid surgery and crossing everything crossablethat I won't have to go back and have the other side removed as well.But, it's a new day. The sun is shining ....more

Book Review: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

From the back of the book:On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto "No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World." A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be ....more

Time For Your Checkup.

So. Let's catch up.I had the biopsy. It sucked, but also wasn't as bad as I remembered ....more

Deja Vu.

Well, it's been awhile little old blog. I feel kind of weird jumping in with a post like this, but I need the processing that writing gives, so there you have it...In October, I went to my normal doctor for a physical. He said that my thyroid felt a little enlarged ....more

Thursday Printable: Give Thanks

Oh, hey there blog. Long time, no see. I wish I could say that I'll be posting on the regular from now on, but the truth is....that's probably not going to happen yet ....more

The Busy Season

Summer is always the busy season for us. It just is. This year, Justin even decided not to play baseball this summer, but somehow it still feels insane ....more

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made (U-NEEK by Dayspring Review & Info)

A few days ago, we were out grocery shopping when Lizzy spotted someone with an eye-patch. "Look! She looks like a pirate!" Lizzy yelled ....more

The Type of Story No One Likes to Talk About

Around this time every year, Facebook seems filled with cautionary tales about all kinds of summer dangers--secondary drowning, pool safety, how to check kids for ticks, and pieces about leaving kids in cars.Leaving kids in cars, especially, always seems to be a hot topic. Inevitably, the comments start to include things like:"What kind of horrible person forgets their kid in the car?""How can someone not notice that they forgot their kid in the car?!""I hope they burn in hell.""If you leave a child in a car, you don't deserve to be a parent.""If you're so busy that you forget your newborn, you need to seriously re-evaluate your life.""There is NO excuse for forgetting a child in a car.""How do you forget a child?! Mine are the first thing on my mind, always!""If you can't manage to look in your rearview mirror and make sure there isn't a kid back there, you're an idiot.""If you're on autopilot while responsible for a baby, you're doing something wrong."I get it ....more

Life Right Now

Last Thursday, Lizzy finished her last day of preschool. Next year, she'll be in pre-K and going three days a week, and she already CAN NOT WAIT. Actually, she cannot wait for kindergarten, and doesn't quite understand why other kids who will be five will be in kindergarten next year and she won't (she's a January birthday, so she's past the cut-off) ....more