Category Archive: Family Life

Art Party

Art Party

Daisie fell in love with her art teacher, Ms. Connie, this year.  She was such a patient and encouraging mentor.  When it came time …

 

Ripstick Hockey

Ripstick Hockey

In preparation for his Eagle project and in honor of Drew’s 11th birthday, Jake helped us put on a hockey/ swim/ service party for Drew.     …

 

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

    Spring brought us- Birthday breakfasts in bed,     Rehearsals in our gym for the Jake and Drew’s  “Heart and Soul” class- moments of joy, …

 

Heart and Soul

Heart and Soul

When our friend Mary offered to teach singing and dancing to this great group of young adults she explained that she wanted them …

 

Trust and Joy

Trust and Joy

  Psalms 30:5 “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”       Isn’t it amazing that the smallest glimmer of light can illuminate the …

 

Spring Break Take Two

Spring Break Take Two

  I have been blessed with wonderful friends to grow up with and accompany me through the crossroads of my life.  In college, I was spoiled …

 

Perfect Baby Status

Perfect Baby Status

I am so grateful we have Lily. She is an absolute joy and delight. Perfect baby status was earned when she slept through an entire …

 

March Madness

March Madness

  This March……….       The naught leprechauns came to visit, We watched our favorite collegiate soccer player, Ashley Hatch, beat BYU, Lily remained retained her …

 

Spring Break

Spring Break

  With Mike’s incessant travel schedule and a new baby an exotic spring break trip was not on the docket.  Since Mike could only spend a …

 

On Top of the World

On Top of the World

  I believe in Miracles.  I am so proud of Mike and the progress he has made in the last year.  I know how much he …

 

One year older and Wiser Too

One year older and Wiser Too

Our cute little Luke is all grown up.  We spent our President’s Day celebrating the newest 5 year old in our family. Luke REALLY …

 

The Dalton School

The Dalton School

  When we traveled through Europe a couple springs ago, we became aware of how lucky we are to be able to homeschool.  As we stayed …

 

Midnight Musings

Midnight Musings

I wake up in the wee hours of the morning and am just enamored by this perfect little creature that greets me. She seems to …

 

Santa in Phoenix

Santa in Phoenix

When we returned to AZ the kids found that Santa had left a few things for them there as well.   After watching everyone on scooters in …

 

A Coastal Christmas

A Coastal Christmas

We packaged up this little bundle of joy and headed to the Coast for Christmas.  Regardless of the fact that we have 6 kids and …

 

I love………..

I love………..

        I love having a baby in the house.   I love the soft feeling of the skin on the bottom of her tiny feet and toes. I love …

 

Heavenly Peace

Heavenly Peace

Peace.  I love the concept and idea of peace.  In our home it seems like we are often so busy and “FULL” that there is …

 

Magical Moments

Magical Moments

  My sweet friend Amy volunteered to take some family pictures for use with little Lily.  It’s a crazy time of year and I’m so grateful …

 

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

It’s amazing how such a tiny little person can change your life. At only 5 lbs and 2.5 weeks of life, Little Lily, has captured …

 

Homecoming

Homecoming

It was like Christmas at our house this weekend!  We couldn’t have been more thrilled or more enamored with this little girl.  On Sunday the …