Here I am, sitting down to write. We’ll see how long this lasts. Life is always full here in our home, but the past few years, especially this last one have really made it feel a bit more like a full that is busting at the seams. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much and then there’s all Continue Reading →

Worth It

You ever have one of those experiences in life where you wonder what in the world you were thinking when you signed up? Ya, that’s me this week. Our new church, a place of safety and healing, is having their Summer Extreme Days. Extreme they are. Our whole family is either serving or participating for 3 hours every day, plus Continue Reading →

Real to Reel Pawsitive

Between the school year coming to a close and all the paperwork that requires, fundraising for Little E’s Autism Service Dog and life in general, I find myself unable to carve out to time to write. Instead, I’ve beenjournaling our life through the lens of my camera.For the sake of keeping it real…here’s a bit from our highlight reel. Pawsitive Continue Reading →


A week ago today, my DOP got to enjoy one of those rare moments where the spotlight was on her, not the braces on her legs. Thank you, Special Kids Rodeo and Break the Barriers. She needed that.  

Hope vs. Reality

“There’s only one address anyone lives at and it’s always a duplex: Joy and pain always co-habit every season of life.” ~ Ann Voskamp Even in the midst of my large, crazy family I manage to read quite a bit. It used to be whole books in large chunks of time. Now it’s snippets wherever and whenever I can grab Continue Reading →