September was a month of no white space. No margin in our lives. One of the hardest parts was being apart so much. Brynn was gone for over 2 weeks, Stephen took a work trip to Phoenix for 5 days, and Thatcher and I flew to Pittsburgh for 3 days at the end of the… Read More September Starts
Two ball players means double the cuteness of little boys in baseball uniforms. Silas is playing with all his best buds again. This is our third year with Coach Andrew and all the 2nd graders we love. Each game, they choose a new captain and a new team name–just to keep the peace. When Silas… Read More Double Header
It feels like we can start breathing again–now that we’re nearly half-way through October. These days are flying by! So many things begin in September that it’s perhaps more of a “new year” experience than January. School has been the easiest transition. We’re so proud of Cooper taking on the challenge of kindergarten, navigating… Read More The September Sprint
Silas’s baseball season is going strong. He’s on the team with last year’s coach and a lot of the same players too. Hanging out with friends during games and practices is a good bonding experience. The community we’re building with these friends is awesome. Silas is doing coach pitch this year, so he’s learning more… Read More In the Game
After a fun season of t-ball this past spring, we signed Silas up for soccer through Somerset West Soccer Club. Silas was on the Bears team–coached by a friend just down the street from us. Our motivations for signing Silas up for soccer were to give him time to be with his buddies and to provide… Read More Bears Soccer
T-ball is the cutest. Silas had his first game a couple Saturdays ago, and we were so proud! We signed him up for Cedar Mill Little League so he could be on a team with his friends from school. The two head coaches are husbands of some friends of mine from Moms In Prayer. Not… Read More Go, Dodgers!
If your lives are anything like ours this month, you’ve been running from one errand, to the next event, to the next task without much time to catch your breath! A couple Sundays ago our little family sang Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven in church on Sunday morning. The song is a children’s carol… Read More Christmasing
We did it! Stephen and I finished our first 5K on Saturday. The city of Buckeye was hosting a Boston qualifier marathon, a half marathon, 5K, and mile run. My friend Jen suggested back in August that we all sign up to do the 5K together. Her in-laws were going to be in town, so… Read More Our First 5K
It’s summer, and the triple digits won’t let us forget it. We had a mild May, and this heat has kind of taken me by surprise. We’re melting! At least it still cools down overnight, but that won’t last. Silas began the summer with swimming lessons at the Goodyear pool. Last summer, he was too… Read More Summer’s Here!
After months of waiting, Stephen (and I) finally made it to the Colts vs. Cardinals game! We had seats in row 19 near the fifty yard line. While we had great seats, the game didn’t live up to our expectations–to say the least. It’s a good thing we celebrated that first (and only) field goal… Read More Colts Love