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Agate Beach

After a winter of staying home and hibernating inside, we were ready for a day trip. A couple of weeks ago, Stephen took the day off work, we ditched school, and drove to Agate Beach. I’m not sure where the agates were, but the big, wide sandy beach–with hardly a soul in sight–was an amazing… Read More Agate Beach

date nights, food, holidays

Happy Heart Day

The kids’ eyes filled with hearts when they saw the Valentine envelopes hanging on their bedroom doors. They were so excited that they immediately began making valentines for each other. Silas put together Lego valentines while Cooper shocked me by writing love notes for everyone without any prompting! Brynn and I managed to make some… Read More Happy Heart Day

baby, elisabeth, parenting, pregnancy, thoughts

Little O

Children are little treasures from God that He entrusts to us for a while. They are exhausting, exasperating, and require that we die to ourselves over and over in order to shepherd and love them well. They are also bundles of joy, sunlight, and jellybeans that make our hearts ache with euphoric love. The question… Read More Little O

baby, elisabeth, pregnancy, thoughts

Happy 2019!

Hello again, old blog. I’ve missed you. And that’s a nice surprise. I stopped blogging back in October for several reasons, and then decided to take a short hiatus to see how I felt about writing. As it turns out–though this blog is simply the good ol’ fashioned kind of blog that tells the daily… Read More Happy 2019!