In honor of Vi’s upcoming birthday.
Celebrating her strength and all the fierce little girls who have been told they need to be tamed.
We were at the local Mommys’ Group; I was sitting in a circle of other moms with our tiny babies. Franki was on her little blanket snuggled in, refusing to do tummy time; Marshall ran about with the older boys, pretending to be airplanes with their arms outstretched wide. Vi was in a play pirate ship with a boy who is more than twice her age. Continue reading
With age I have opened up more to the world. I have grown up from that conservative girl in northern Minnesota who thought the world was black and white. More than that, I’ve been more open with my story and my opinion. Continue reading
Growing up, I didn’t really believe in fate. Or soulmates. Or loving marriage. Continue reading
In our house, we love to really celebrate the holidays and create special memories for the kids beyond Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Continue reading
One thing I hope my children take away from their parents’ marriage is our love. We have never been a flashy couple, we aren’t a kind of romantic love story that would get a book or a movie based on it. But, God, do we love each other. Continue reading
My birthday this year found me just weeks away from giving birth. I was swollen, on bedrest, and trying to stay focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading
For our first featured book of 2017, I can’t think of a better message than The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan. Continue reading
The twenty-third day we went to my dad’s house to celebrate an early Christmas with him and my West Coast living sister and brother-in-law! Continue reading
We awoke this morning to signs of St. Nicholas’ arrival. Both Marshall & Vi must have been good because their lists were gone and in its place were new Christmas pajamas and books! Continue reading
Today we were in a winter weather advisory with a good amount of snow expected. What better day to celebrate snowflakes and sibling love? So we dedicated the day to Vi’s obsession: Frozen! Continue reading