Happy 8th birthday Deacon!

Happy 8th birthday Deacon!

Happy Happy Birthday Deacon! Eight years old today.   It seems like just yesterday you were born and we were starting one of our best adventures yet; being your parents.  You bring joy to every room you enter, and can make me smile more than any other kid I know....
Fear and motherhood

Fear and motherhood

Recently the kids and I headed to Arizona with my mom to visit all of our family out there.  It was a great trip and the kids loved every single minute of it.  The weather was beautiful and we did a lot of hiking (and I use that term very loose here!!) while we were...
Dear Jamie, you will love him.

Dear Jamie, you will love him.

  Dear Jamie of 2005, Your second son has just been born and you had no clue how you would feel about him.  You didn’t birth him, and your biggest fear would be that you would look at him and feel nothing.  That you would feel as though it was your...

Dear Jamie, Cherish your babies.

Dear Jamie in 2007, Life is hard now with two kids under the age of four, but I want to tell you to sit down and savor each moment.  These kids will grow so fast, and although that is such a cliche thing to say, it’s so true. Your life seems sometimes...
Why the March on Washington matters to me

Why the March on Washington matters to me

Today I’m sitting around watching the coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and I’m spellbound by it.  I can’t stop watching and I have shed tears a few times already in the past few hours. Fifty years ago is not that long...