Home, and home

Home, and home

One of my best friends from college came to visit us today. We haven’t seen them in eleven years–eleven years!–which we know because our oldest daughters were roughly two weeks and two months old, respectively, at the time. Fifteen years ago we...
Frozen Head State Park, aka the Alternate Plan

Frozen Head State Park, aka the Alternate Plan

Since the government is still shut down (insert eyeroll here), we took a cue from Lauren and salvaged our planned Smoky Mountains hiking trip by heading out to a state park instead. Oddly enough, there are like four or five state parks within an hour or two of us, and...

Blessed to be here

I’ve been writing this post in my head for a few weeks now, ever since I was late leaving church one Sunday afternoon and had to walk in on the church council meeting to gather my kids and my things, and I overheard our church president talking about our...
And so it begins

And so it begins

After convention and my dad’s visit we spent a day cleaning and readying school supplies, and another, final day on the Greenway and at the river with friends. (not pictured because we were having too much fun to actually document anything.) And here they are,...
Quick trip

Quick trip

This summer is going by at warp speed even as it’s barely felt like summer, what with the rain (and rain! and rain!) and the lack of humidity (not that I’m complaining) and the cool mornings (again, not complaining). When we saw a snatch of weather Friday...