Samuel & Kathryn

Last night my youngest sister, Katy, got married. I am overjoyed, proud, emotional, and in awe. Legally, she has been an adult for five years, but in my mind she is still eight years old. YES she can drink, YES she has graduated from college, and YES she pays bills and has a job, but she’s only eight. Trust…

Lessons Learned While on Vacation

This week Isaac and I are staying on the beautiful Kiawah Island in South Carolina to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Located about 30 miles outside Charleston, this slice of heaven is one of the most serene, peaceful places I’ve ever been. We first came here about 5 years ago for one of his work conferences,…

Jumping In With Both Feet

I’m not one of those people who likes to test the water with my big toe, assess the situation, and make an informed decision about whether or not to jump into the lake. Instead, I prefer to live my life in the form of cannonballing into the lake, unsure of what I may find, but…

Little Conversations (wish list)

Isaac: (nudging me awake) Baby, baby wake up. Baby! I was looking at your amazon wishlist and the blanket you want is $50, and it’s really small! Why do you want that? What are you thinking? Me: (in a half awake grumble) It’s really soft Isaac: It’s the size of a pillowcase! I’m not getting…

Thanksgiving Highlights

It’s almost Christmas so I figured it’s probably time to go ahead and write my Thanksgiving post. Thanksgiving was wonderful. My entire family gets together every year for Thanksgiving, and we just keep growing and growing. This year we had 13 people all crammed into one noisy, messy cabin! The day we were supposed to…