Snapshots of Autumn

Jack Frost has been here many nights in a row, tricking our sleepy morning eyes into thinking we see snow on the lawn and trees. While the outdoors grow colder, we find the inside of our home growing warmer with twinkling lights, flickering candles, and glowing hearth. Perhaps the loveliest aspects of winter is that […]

Hello, Evangeline

We did not fanfare our fourth pregnancy (fifth child) from the mountaintops of social media. It was rather splendid to grow such a beautiful secret inside of me for nine months. But now that she is here and our family has delighted in her snuggles and newness all to ourselves for this precious week, I […]

The Rhythm of Our Day: Part Three

I am back again with the final part of our daily schedule. Thank you again for those of you who have followed along with this mini blog series. For those of you just jumping in, you can find the first two blog posts containing the beginning portions of our daily rhythm here and here. Dinner […]

The Rhythm of Our Day: Part Two

In holding to the promise from my last post, I have returned to share more of our daily routine. As I previously explained, my husband and I are often asked how we function from day-to-day with four children three and under. I can certainly understand why people assume it is difficult and that is why […]

The Rhythm of Our Day: Part One

Our situation is a unique one. We currently have a three-year-old, two two-year-olds, and an almost one-year-old. I recently had someone jokingly inform me that I don’t need to single-handedly provide my parents with all of their grandchildren, and jokes along these lines are now quite common place for us. Equally as common place is […]

What Two Can Do: Building Little Helpers

I’ll never forget that first day Adeline toddled past me with a small frying pan clutched in her chubby hands and put it in the cabinet without a hitch. I’ll never forget the response my husband gave me when I called him to come and watch our (then) 18-month-old return to the dishwasher for another […]

Sacrificing A Clean Kitchen Floor

It was a lovely morning. Winter sunshine spilled through windows, warming corners cold from many dark days. We all had an odd sort of energy that made us crave a break away from routine, just as the clouds seemed to be doing. Adam suggested we make scones and have ourselves something of a “Second Breakfast […]

Words Paint Pictures

It’s a phrase shabby with use. “A picture paints a thousand words.” And it is certainly true of some photographs, although I’d argue there are some (in the photo-heavy world of social media) that only paint about 100. But what about words themselves? Do they paint anything? And if so, are we too busy trying […]

2017: Additions to Our Gallery of Broken Things

It was a little over a year ago that I wrote the story of the broken egg. (Which you may want to read if you want to understand the context for part two.) A little over a year and a half ago that the story started, and so did the pictures. It’s interesting to look […]

Mudroom Makeover

Hello friends, I’m back to blogging! Our summer was busy and fulfilling with many projects to check off our ever-growing list and lots of time spent playing with the sweetest bunch of children we know. The first project I’d like to share with you is one that has been mostly complete for quite a few […]