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

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Shirts for Sale benefitting The 100 People Network

December 12, 2014

*UPDATE* Shirts are no longer for sale. You know you love a good fitting t-shirt. The kind that you could sleep in and wear for 3 days straight because it just feels… Read More


Me 15 years ago.

December 10, 2014

Have you ever found a picture from when you were younger and it made you stop in your tracks? A few weeks ago I found this picture of Aaron and I from… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #25 with Jessica Thompson

December 9, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s guest on the Happy Hour Podcast is Jessica Thompson and gosh I just love her. I met her for the first time this summer… Read More

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Book Club: Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd

December 4, 2014

I don’t remember the first time I heard the word human trafficking. I know it was for sure in the past five years, but there wasn’t a monumental experience where I was… Read More

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions by Sue Allen

December 1, 2014

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll have a couple of friends share some of their family holiday traditions with you. I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear some… Read More


Things are getting a tad bit easier.

November 30, 2014

I can’t tell you how many times lately Aaron and I have looked at each other and said, “geez that was easy”. It seems like somewhere this past year we turned a… Read More