5 important lessons learned from kids soccer

audrey with messy hair

As our summer of jam packed of kids’ activities and outside fun winds down, I realized that my sweet little girl has taught me a few valuable life lessons. 1. ACT LIKE YOUR TEAM IS THE BEST.  Rock on with your bad self in your generic team t-shirt!  My little Audrey was nothing short of elated when […]

even though

Colton and Audrey

 even though I asked him to look at her even though I told them to hug   even though he protested and clenched his fist and tried not to smile even though he acts so much tougher than he is… he loves that pesky sister of his. And she adores him. You may also like: Audrey […]

what i have learned


We are in a constant state of learning around here. Learning about our new home.  Learning about our neighborhood and surrounding community. About what grocery store is the best and where is the closest gas station. About what window has the best view of the sunrise, and about what trail has the most wild flowers […]


Grandpa Dennis and Audrey

After all the trials and tribulations of 2012, I was determined to embrace hope for 2013.  I desperately hoped that in 2013 there would be no deaths, no heartbreaks, no disappointments, no rejection. Just. No. More. Recently I posted a story that I consider life changing.  You know, one of those stories that sticks with you […]

The Birthday

Although her birthday is technically not until today, we celebrated Audrey’s birthday over the weekend. My friend Kristen has this amazing picture of birthday streamers and I knew I wanted to do that for Audrey. So I spent a whopping $3 and got three rolls of streamers, then taped them up all over the living […]