almost 5…:)

Turns out babies grow right on up & turn 5 before you even know it. She’s beautiful, expressive and loving, creative to the core & even more sensitive than her mama. 5 years, all grace to me, my favorite girl is all mine for a sweet season. Happy Birthday, Kaya Abigail! I could not be…

turning one

[I still think it’s absolutely crazy that I have three kids…but I cannot imagine a world without this one! He has the sweetest sense of humor, an irresistibly cuddly little body and we’ve had the best year together. I love you precious Ezra Neal!] ❤ jc Ezra’s Birth Story Ezra Neal @ 1 month Ezra Neal @…

bracing myself

My lil darlin, Ezra Neal is 11 months now, which means… his first birthday’s a-comin’.  Oh heavens!!! Bracing myself for that first birthday and alltheemotions…:)             It’s been an amazing almost-one-year, my third-born love!! ❤ jc (just for fun: Hudson at 1, Kaya at 1! AND – here’s Ezra’s birth story!)

The Difference a Year Makes :)

We are celebrating my favorite oldest son’s birthday today!! Last year I took some 1-year photos of my sweet October baby: We took his 2-year photos this morning… Hudson Nathanael, we treasure you – our gift from God. You make all of our lives a little brighter, a little funnier, and a lot sweeter. The…

weekending

i’ve always looooooved weekends. who doesn’t? now with 3 kids, all under 3 1/2, i especially love weekends for having DADDY at home. extra hands, extra emotional support, extra fun…hooray! this weekend was extra-special though, for two reasons: 1) nels celebrated his 31st birthday and 2) ezra got to meet his great grandma barb. nels…

Goals for Growing Older {Reflections on Life and Turning 24}

I am so thankful and blessed and my heart is feeling full ~ What a richly-colored, brilliant experience life has been. On Friday I turned 24 and I can’t help but reflect on the marvelous people I’ve known (and know), beautiful places I’ve lived and visited, difficulties I’ve learned from and been shaped by, answered…