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Graduation!

Graduation!

Last night, we had the privilege of watching our oldest son graduate… from preschool. ¬†ūüôā ¬†He attended Lighthouse Christian Preschool, and we have nothing but good things to say about the staff and the program there. He learned to write his name, and even though it looks more like a piece of abstract art, I […]

Date Night, and a New Addition

Apparently May is “Performing Arts Month” in our house. ¬†Last weekend, I went to the ballet with my “big sister,” and last night, Ryan and I attended a concert at the Gallo Center¬†here in town. ¬†The opening acts were Unspoken and Bread of Stone, and the headliners were JJ Heller (and Dave), and Sanctus Real. […]

Friends by Chance, Sisters by Choice

Friends by Chance, Sisters by Choice

Fifteen years ago (WHAT?! ¬†Just, wow!) I was a freshman at UOP. ¬†One day, while working in a tiny closet in the office at the Benerd School of Education, I noticed that the girl sitting across the table from me (also an employee) had a ballet shoe keychain attached to her purple backpack. ¬†Little did […]

Book Review: When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad

Book Review: When Love Calls by Lorna Seilstad

Last year, I became part of a review panel for new books published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing. ¬†The deal is, I occasionally receive emails containing the title and description of a book. ¬†It could be just about any kind of book‚Ķ Christian fiction, parenting, homemaking, self-help, etc. ¬†If it looks like […]

Yee-Haw!

Yee-Haw!

Let me just start by saying that Ryder attends the most wonderful preschool ever, Lighthouse Christian Preschool. ¬†His teachers are clearly invested in every student, and we have felt nothing but love from them all year. ¬†They’ve hosted a Thanksgiving feast, a Christmas party, and a Superbowl party for dads (since school isn’t in session […]

Another Busy Weekend

Another Busy Weekend

For the first time in a very long time, we had an entire weekend void of any plans (except church on Sunday morning). When we moved home from Illinois, we had to rip nearly every tree and bush out of our professionally designed, beautifully landscaped – and sorely neglected – yard. ¬†Now that the inside […]

Life Lately

Life Lately

Last Friday morning, we had a meeting with Ryder’s Kindergarten principal (yes… I said¬†Kindergarten!!! ¬†I know… me neither.). ¬†The decision to make the investment to put Ryder in a private school was not an easy one. ¬†But every step of the way, Ryan and I both feel God’s reassurance that it was the very best […]