Father’s Day in Virginia

It’s pretty fitting that our first Father’s Day in Virginia was going to camp! I spent many Father’s Days headed to camp! I didn’t always love camp. In fact, I didn’t think I would ever send my girls to summer camp. Camp Greystone changed my mind. I even told Braxton I wanted to go with…

June Weekends

What an amazing weekend and a much needed break from the asthma/allergy issues that plagued us this week. The sunshine and Virginia air was exactly what we needed. We tried new things, ate great food, and made some pretty big decisions. We tried something new for our family this weekend. We rode bikes as a…

Her Father’s Daughter

I’m so thankful for their relationship. She is her father’s daughter. Dinner at La Tienda in Williamsburg, Virginia was fabulous. Scott sharing tapas and Shelton loving seafood paella with calamari. We love eating and gathering around the table. Sharing and talking over a long dinner and building memories. La Tienda has been a favorite of…

Second Grade

Her last official day of the second grade was May 20th. All assignments submitted and the last day we logged into google classroom. I learned a lot the last quarter of the second grade. Things I’m not sure I learned when I was in second grade. Our children are far more advanced than we were…

The Mother’s Day of Emotions

No matching dresses, no hugs from my first born, no church family celebrations with flowers. Yet this was the most emotional and special Mother’s Day. Worshipping in our flannels with the fireplace on and lots of coffee and chocolates (we can eat). The music and message at Passion City Church was exactly what I needed…

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo] in Mexico, Spanish for “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862 according to Wikipedia. I laugh as I type because I’m…

The Easter that binds us all

This Easter is unlike any other. We are all in the same boat. Our focus is away from the busyness, outfits, and the commercialization of Easter. Our focus is on a hurting world. It’s a new and different Easter at home without many of our traditions. Easter is still the same though. The resurrection of…

What he didn’t know…

What he didn’t know was the impact he had on our lives. What he didn’t know was that first Sunday when he hugged our then seven year old’s neck as a greeter at church he changed my heart about a “big church”. We’d been in town three days when we walked through the doors of…

Update by the numbers

6 months • In our new environment we are thriving and exactly where we never knew we needed to be. In fact it’s so amazing I’ve had trouble putting it all in words. It’s been nothing short of a miracle. It was a quick, unexpected move. Just 45 days from job offer, to sell house,…

Comfort Food- Tater Tot Casserole

Winter Night Comfort Food When it’s cold and you want to cook dinner without going out to the store, you improvise with what you have on hand. This tater tot casserole is so delicious you won’t even miss the beef. But if you do- add a pound of ground beef when sautéing your veggies. Tater…

January 25, 2020

Can you believe it is 2020? It’s hard to believe Christmas was a month ago. A month ago we were indulging in Christmas goodies and traditions. I tend to hold on to Christmas longer than most. I may actually be watching a Christmas movie as I type 😉 I love the Christmas carols, Christmas movies,…