A Series of Catastrophes

March 30, 2015 in Moving, Quotes, Trials - 5 Comments

It may look like we’ve been gallivanting around the beach and Disneyland and posing babies in teacups around here but the truth is we got off to a rough start in our new home. It all started back on move-in day. We were told that there would be an outlet…

The Move

March 10, 2015 in Fears, Loveys, Moving, Quotes - 1 Comment

Our move already seems like a lifetime ago. Settling in has been no easy feat, so I’m a wee bit behind on documentation. But I want to jump back in time for a moment to record the move. The largest semi truck I’ve ever seen parked in front of our…

Moving On

January 27, 2015 in Moving, Quotes, Trials - No Comments

We’re moving! Next week, we’re packing up and heading westward. Troy was recruited to a new company that just so happens to be in one of our favorite places in America. Every single time we’ve visited Southern California, we’ve said to each other, “Why don’t we live here?” We can…

Keep Me Awake

September 28, 2014 in Finn, Motherhood, Photography, Quotes - 2 Comments

These lyrics kept running through my mind the other night as Finn was sleeping soundly in my arms; his tiny chest rising and falling, his cool breath on my neck, his curled up legs snug against me. I felt a sense of urgency to capture this exact moment in time….

Hope and Heartbreak

May 7, 2014 in Fears, Pregnancy, Quotes, Trials - 8 Comments

Disclaimer: I’ve hesitated to publish this very long and most personal story. But in order to represent reality on this platform, which is a record of my family’s life, I strive to document an accurate picture of the sorrow that is amidst all of the happy and lovely in our…

Thoughts on Perspective

November 12, 2013 in Motherhood, Pregnancy, Quotes - 1 Comment

  A question I often get asked now that I have three children is, “How is it having three?” I always respond that the transition from two to three has by far been the easiest. Maybe it’s because Crew is the most low-maintenance baby on the planet. Or maybe I’m…


October 11, 2011 in Motherhood, Quotes - 2 Comments

We had a little visitor in our backyard the other night. I’m not the biggest fan of insects. But after watching our boys light up at their discovery, I was reminded of Iris Krasnow’s quote: “Being there…is about crouching on the floor and getting delirious over the praying mantis your…