thanking teachers this Christmas

Teachers deserve a thank you. More than that — they deserve a standing ovation. Teachers invest all they have into our most precious gifts, often quietly and without fanfare. When I had the chance to partner again with Hallmark, I knew who I wanted to buy a Christmas gift for — my son’s teacher. Joseph is in his first […]

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everyone deserves family memories

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wendy’s. All opinions are 100% mine. As you experience life, you come to understand that families are different. When Jonny married into my crazy crew of relatives, he noticed something. Something that I’d never noticed, something that was just so woven into our family narrative: My family loves memories. […]

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sister, sister

I didn’t grow up with sisters. I have one younger brother, and spent my childhood bossing him around, convincing him to play Barbies. I always wondered what it’d be like to have a sister. Could I borrow clothes from her? Would we braid each other’s hair, a la Little House on the Prairie? And let’s […]

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party of 5

These boys are going to be great big brothers. Our little tribe is growing! After lots of prepping and praying, we’re thrilled to share that we’re adding to our family through adoption. We’re grateful for your love and support as we go into this journey of bringing a new little one into our hearts and home. We look […]

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updates and winners

We had a whirlwind weekend. We headed to our hometown to celebrate Asher’s second birthday (photos coming soon!) with our immediate families. I felt all the feels trying to process that our tiny little baby is now a wild and free toddler. (Remember his first birthday?) Our trips back are always jam-packed because there are […]

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