Planning ahead

Planning ahead

I just ordered my 2014 wall calendar, that $32-priced piece of paper covered in plastic worth $3 at most that could probably be replicated for pennies and much cuter if I spent enough time on Pinterest. But I don’t, and I love to plan, so there it is. But why...

Adult math

As often as I lecture Kate on how helpful math is in the real world (hello, recipe tripling), that doesn’t mean I’m great at it myself. At the moment, I’m staring at a spreadsheet in which I’ve calculated actual versus calculated ship rates....

Family Devotions, Part 3

I’ve written about our family devotions a few times in the past few years, but just had to post this adorable video of Jonathan doing the First Commandment: We’ve sweetened the pot by rotating hymn-picking duties every devotions night. The kids love...
A travesty no more

A travesty no more

Last time I posted about the kids’ bathroom, in May 2012, I called it a “travesty” and promised to paint it that summer. One and a half years later…. The biggest issue was the wallpaper. Besides being a design travesty, it’s not easy to...