A shower made for a storybook

Do you have a favorite children’s book? You know… that one you can recite from memory because you’ve read it so many times? On Saturday morning, I hopped out of bed early with storybooks on my mind. I sorted through our shelves of books, pulling out...

Eight wishes on an eighth birthday

One of the advantages of being the youngest child in the family is that you get to see and experience life through the eyes of your older siblings. A few years ago, our youngest daughter got to hang out with her big sister on her birthday when she hosted a...

It's a rustic, snow-globe kind of Christmas

Hey, there! I know it’s been a while since I updated the blog. The last few months have been really crazy around here, and my poor blog has been neglected. I’ve been working a lot more hours than usual… then we have the usual family stuff, plus that...

How we built a massive string art installation

I love a challenge. I love the satisfaction of working really hard on something and then seeing it all come together. Even more, I love being part of a team of people who all bring different strengths and talents to a project. This weekend, I was blessed to get to do...

Enjoy the day you're given

Now that our three older kids are entering the stage of going to dances and parties and special events, I get almost as excited as they do about any opportunity they have to get dressed up and do something fancy. I love taking their photos, and I usually start...