brynn, family, just life

Love x 5

{My friend Jen Barnes took these family photos for us in Verrado. Jen is a talented photographer, and I’m happy she did such a beautiful job for us!} Our family of five.Our three treasures.My love. My baby girl. Brynn and her brothers. These boys love her so much. God’s grace.

baby, church planting, community, crossroad baptist, employment, just life, preschooler, stephen, toddler

Summer Season

As I consider this blog and how I write about our summers, I’m surprised that my tendency is to recap our summer activities in one post. It’s surprising since our lives aren’t bound by a school calendar. Perhaps because everyone around me has an encapsulated time slot labeled “Summer,” I adopt that view. Or perhaps, with the… Read More Summer Season

cooper, just life, quotes, toddler

The Pepper

Cooper has learned to say his name, but it comes out more like “Pepper.” He’s been pretty possessive of his name. When we call him anything other than Cooper—or a variation of Cooper—he insists, “No, I Pepper!” I’ll say, “Are you my treasure?” “No, I Pepper!” “You are a big boy.” “No, I Pepper!” One… Read More The Pepper