Saturday, July 25, 2015



We spent the last week in Wisconsin with my mom's side of the family. It was so wonderful to spend each day outside, soaking up lots of sun. Eve and Elliot overcame any fears or apprehensions they had about the water, and were almost immediately jumping in the pools (with their mini inflatable tubes, of course). I can't believe I have kids who aren't afraid of the water! It is absolutely thrilling. My sisters and I are still awful swimmers...

More photos after the jump >>>

Saturday, July 11, 2015

in the garden, july 2015




I'm sort of amazed that anything is growing here, considering I was, like, giant and pregnant all spring. And now I have a newborn who loves to be held---and would rather me hold him than pull weeds. Doesn't he know how much I love to pull weeds?! No, really, I do. There is no better stress reliever, I've found. Anyway.

There are things I wish were further along, and there are things I wish I had planted but didn't. But whatever the case, the garden(s) are looking good.

A few more photos after the jump.

Monday, July 6, 2015

the fourth



I was too busy chatting with my grandparents to take many photos on the Fourth of July, but it was a fantastic day. We had perfect weather, and were at the perfect place to enjoy it. 

My grandparents house is one of the only, if not the only place that really feels like home to me. We moved every few years growing up, so this is sort of a big deal. Each year there is talk of my grandparents selling their home and moving into an assisted living center, so we try and spend as much time over there as possible. I was Eve's age when my grandfather built the house with his bare hands. He is an amazing man. 



It is an interesting time to be bringing children into the world---into this country. There have been so many changes in the past few years, it's almost too hard to keep up. I am so thankful God has blessed me with family that encourages and prays for me, without ceasing. Where would I be without their wisdom?


Hope you had a lovely 4th.