Hold on tight!

Hold on tight!

A lot of people have been asking me how I’m handling the fact that our oldest child is graduating high school tomorrow. Remarkably, I think I’m actually doing quite well with this. I’ve been thinking about my keys for holding it together, and it...
Skin Deep

Skin Deep

During the last year, I’ve been blessed to get to know my friend, Joy. I only learned recently that three years ago, she went through an incredible journey with skin cancer. She had six surgeries, including a complete facial reconstruction, to battle an...
Life in the Middle: The Hair Edition

Life in the Middle: The Hair Edition

We’re back! It’s “Life in the Middle, Episode10: the Hair Edition”! In this amazing new episode, we unleash Alayna’s hair, talk about piercing and ask for help finding a place to take prom photos. Help us out. Give your opinion on these important...
What I loved in April

What I loved in April

While January and February felt like the months that would never end, April came and went in two seconds. My head is still spinning from the flurry of activity, the decision-making pressure and the big changes that happened in my life during the first full month of...
Life in the Middle, the laughing gas edition

Life in the Middle, the laughing gas edition

Believe it or not, people have actually been asking us when we would create a new episode of Life in the Middle. (We realize they weren’t actually serious, but it doesn’t take much to encourage us…) So… we thought Alayna’s root canal...
On expectations and foggy days

On expectations and foggy days

We’ve been waiting for this day all week. Not just all week… but for weeks! Scratch that. Months, really.  The weather app said it would be sunny and 67 degrees. After what felt like the longest winter in the history of cold, we were finally expecting a...
What I loved in March

What I loved in March

This is my third month in a row to look back at the month and recap some of the things I loved. So, in March, I’ll start by saying I’m starting to love remembering the things I loved 🙂 March was a huge month for our family for a couple of reasons related...
A one percent change that makes a big difference

A one percent change that makes a big difference

Our family recently got to spend an evening together watching our youngest daughter perform in her third grade musical. She was a “cute chick” who joined her friends in a chorus line of adorable, sassy and intelligent bright yellow chickens, performing a...
Male vs. female process of choosing an outfit

Male vs. female process of choosing an outfit

I’ve been writing a lot of serious blog posts lately, so it’s time for me to switch gears and talk about fashion. Today, I’m going to explain the process that occurs on a regular basis in our house when my husband is choosing an outfit for an...
Endings and beginnings

Endings and beginnings

I was reading a story recently written by a widow who was going to remarry. She was explaining the collision of joy and sorrow on her wedding day. She was getting ready to marry someone she loved deeply, but at the same time still suffering from the pain in her heart...