5 years ago.

February 4, 2015

On January 23rd when we celebrated Amos’ fifth year of his homecoming a thought occurred to me. He’s now been home with us longer than he wasn’t home with us. In 2010… Read More


Books I read in January 2015

February 3, 2015

I was just telling a friend yesterday how I have such a hard time giving books a bad rating. It’s kinda comical, but I have such a hard time saying that a… Read More

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FRIDAY FUN: 3 things I am loving

January 30, 2015

It’s Friday people. That should bring a smile to you face. Tomorrow I get to sleep in and I’m so excited! Literally every day this week when my alarm has gone off… Read More


A new creation.

January 28, 2015

This weekend I had the chance to speak to a group of women from FBC Taylor and my main objective in our time was for us all to remember that those of… Read More

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Happy Hour #28 with Lindsey Paschal

January 26, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How to listen to this podcast: Subscribe to THE HAPPY HOUR PODCAST in iTunes or Stitcher and you will automatically be notified when a new… Read More


Podcast Survey

January 25, 2015

Hey there friends! I need a bit of help from you. I’d love to get a little bit of information about who is exactly listening to the Happy Hour podcast each week!… Read More


When the kids we love go home.

January 20, 2015

Today’s Fedna’s birthday. In 2009 we hosted her on a medical visa here for 9 weeks. To say that she changed my life is a vast understatement. Read more posts I wrote… Read More


Best Birthday party ever.

January 19, 2015

A few weeks ago we hosted a birthday party for Deacon and he claimed it was THE BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY ever so I feel obligated to tell you all the awesome things… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #27 with Kat Lee

January 16, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Friends you have been asking for a new podcast and I’m so excited that today my friend Kat Lee is joining me for the first… Read More


Books I read August – December 2014

January 8, 2015

My reading got quite a bit slower after the Summer, so here are the 8 books I read over five months. Lousy, I know. But, it is what it is. 1. Eight… Read More

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Top posts from 2014

December 31, 2014

Here are the top 10 posts from my blog this past year. 1.  The Mom Problem {January 13} – this was a guest post that Aaron wrote for me and it went… Read More

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies + update on Story

December 22, 2014

Today starts our fourth week of eating paleo as a family. Just so there’s complete full disclosure out there, our whole family has not done Paleo these four weeks 100%, but Story… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #26 with Rebecca Smith

December 17, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s guest on the Happy Hour Podcast is Rebecca Smith. Rebecca is the owner of Better Life Bags and lives in Detroit with her husband… Read More


I do the football games.

December 15, 2014

In our home it seems like so many of the typical gender roles are kinda thrown up in the air and randomly land in different places. You all know that Aaron does… Read More