everyone deserves family memories

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wendy‚Äôs. 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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love notes

I rocked cowlicky bangs and thick wire glasses in elementary school. I was a chronic teacher’s pet and¬†I wrote more than one letter to our senator requesting updated technology¬†in our computer lab. I was quite the catch. When Valentine’s Day rolled around, I put down my Babysitter’s Club books and was giddy to hand-pick valentines […]

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the coney island of the midwest

I’m welcoming fall, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t miss slow summer mornings and dipping my toes in the¬†lake. We had a very happy and healthy family summer filled with adventures and memories, and I’m so grateful for all the¬†sun-drenched experiences we’ve had together. We crossed almost everything off our summer 2014 […]

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i'm asking God for one thing

“I‚Äôm asking¬†God¬†for one thing,¬†only one thing.¬†To live with him in his house¬†my whole life long.¬†I‚Äôll contemplate his beauty;¬†I‚Äôll study at his feet.¬†That‚Äôs the only quiet, secure place¬†in a noisy world.¬†The perfect getaway,¬†far from the buzz of traffic.” Psalm 27: 4-5¬† Thanks to the deep and wide generosity of a dear family, we’ve had the privilege […]

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busy making memories

We’ve¬†been unplugged. I’m in my hometown with the boys this week,¬†so I’ve been a little quiet here on the blog front. Between bike rides and pool days, there hasn’t been a lot of time for blogging. I can’t say I’ve minded. But today is a rainy day, so I thought I’d pop in and say […]

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