I have a vivid memory of holding Elliott as a brand-spankin’-new newborn and thinking, “I AM NEVER SENDING MY BABY TO KINDERGARTEN!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT KIND OF CRAZY PEOPLE SEND THEIR BABIES TO SCHOOL???!!!!!!” But alas…the day has come, and I am now that crazy person :). Honestly, I had no tears or sadness surrounding Elliott’s first day…I… Continue reading First Days of School!
We had probably seen “Pets Rule!,” a captivating, delightful, and highly-entertaining show at SeaWorld at least a dozen times. Elliott has always been quite taken by dogs and animals of all sorts, and this show was FULL of them—dogs, cats, pigs, ducks, you-name-its–all moving to the beat of the music while performing incredible stunts. Perfectly trained… Continue reading SeaWorld, Canines, and Proverbs 29:17
I couldn’t let 2013 slip away silently, without writing a little something to REMEMBER who we are as we finish out this past year and begin a new one. If I had written a Christmas letter, this is what it would have said. 🙂 There’s not a day that goes by that Brian and I… Continue reading So Very Blessed Indeed
*This post is part of a series on Victorious Parenting. Click on the label to the right to read all posts in this series.* I am determined to know my daughter’s heart. Selah is more complicated than Elliott. And unfortunately, we tend to view the characteristic, “complicated” as a criticism. But it’s not a criticism,… Continue reading Determined.
*This post is part of a series on Victorious Parenting. Click on the label to the right to read all posts in this series.* Motherhood. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read that word? Go ahead, think about it. I hope that, for you, thoughts of your beautiful children fill… Continue reading A Victorious Mother
Thoughts on life and love, now that pink has invaded my world… Selah. I have a daughter and her name is Selah. She is real, a fact that I have to remind myself of every time I pick her up and see her bright blue eyes twinkling back at me behind those mile-long lashes. She… Continue reading Post Partum…pinks!
“For God so loved the world that he gave…” Love is about giving. Love is not just about giving things, but about giving your very self. Any mother could testify that this is the most difficult, yet the most rewarding, part of being a mama. We love so much, that we give… We give our… Continue reading Valentine’s Day, Part I
A Gecko Ballad written by Helen Capron Mauss Friendly gecko on the ceiling, Thanks for eating household bugs. I hope you’ll bear the special feeling My Daughter gives you in her hugs. She didn’t mean to hurt your body Or change your own God-given shape; She’s sorry that she scared your tail off And tried… Continue reading A Gecko Ballad
It’s the little things about Elliott that take my breath away…it’s the little things that I love. That’s such a cliche term, I almost hate to write it. But that’s all I could think about all day long…Those few words, running through my head all day. It’s the little things about Elliott that I simply… Continue reading It’s the little things
Elliott is COMPLETELY obsessed with balls, and so we were so excited to bring him to his very first Easter egg hunt that they held at the base. Eggs are just like balls, right? Only squished in the middle? Like a ball with a belt on…that’s what I told Elliott. They let the “little” kids… Continue reading Easter Eggs, Soccer Balls, and Lessons for Mommy