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

date nights, marriage, oregon

Seaside Holiday

Along the Seaside promenade we walked, He and I. Breathing in the salt, the sand, and grasses, The sea and sky. The ocean out our window, we cuddled close, He and I. Changing light painting new beauty scenes, The sea and sky.

date nights, faith, music

The Gray Havens

Stephen and I were excited to see one of our favorite bands play live in Lake Oswego this October. The Gray Havens are a husband/wife duo, Dave and Licia Radford, who write and perform narrative pop folk music, drawing heavily on themes from C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. In fact, their band name is taken from… Read More The Gray Havens

baby, brynn, date nights, marriage, stephen

Treasuring

Our little girl turned two months old yesterday. Brynn has the sweetest (and quietest) personality. She has been giving lots of smiles and loves to stick her tongue out when she’s especially excited. Simple things like ceiling fans, the family room curtains, and dangling toys are call for the “tongue-in-and-out” move. Brynn is flexible and up… Read More Treasuring