The Here and Now

“When our children are little, it’s easy to focus on the sleepless nights, the endless messes, the never-having-a-free-minute-to-call-our-own.  As they grow, those earlier trials give way to hectic schedules and constant chauffeuring, then… Continue reading

Disney 2015

In January we headed down to Orlando for Disney World. My parents surprised the kids on Christmas with this trip and since it had been 4 years since our last (and first) Disney… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Malachi

  To our son on your 4th birthday, What a treasure you are! I could hardly believe it the day they announced that you were a boy. A BOY after 3 girls! Our… Continue reading

And she’s 9!

To our Jada-Bug, Nine years ago, we brought you home to our new apartment home – smack in the middle of a seminary-community in Louisville, Kentucky. Our little Kentucky-girl – you were the… Continue reading

Merry Christmas! (and Family Pictures 2014)

It seems fitting to get our pictures done in December when everyone turns a year older. We are thankful for a friend who has taken our pictures to capture the changes over the… Continue reading

We have a “Tween”…

  Well, we officially have a “tween” in the house! Not a little girl and not quite a teenager yet – those sweet in-between years. Well, let’s just be honest and say they… Continue reading

Christmas Traditions

  Only God can bequeath God to our children. But he uses means. He uses God-centered traditions and Bible-saturated family patterns and grace-laden heirlooms. Only God can give our children a taste for… Continue reading


Thee past few weeks have been filled with races. The girls completed their first 5k with their cross-country program and my dad and I (go Papa! It was his first ever 5k!) ran… Continue reading

Life in pictures…

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A lesson in running…

This little family blog of ours has been around for many years now. Occasionally I will meander through back posts to remember what the past years were like, to see my joys and… Continue reading