Sunday, September 20, 2015

34 weeks.

Em and I were laughing as she took this and I'm not the biggest fan of corny pregnancy pictures BUT I know I will treasure this photo of my 4th baby for life.  Can't wait to see that little face.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

playdate cocktails

CZ and I have been making this little cocktail non-stop.  Credit all goes to her for the invention.  She whipped it up when she realized she was running low on lemonade and had guests requesting it.  
I prefer heavy on the coconut sparkling water with a splash of lemonade.  I think adding a little vodka or prosecco would also be amazing.
I highly recommend pairing this with a bruschetta plate or caprese salad, our two favorite summer (mamas only) playdate snacks.  

Monday, July 13, 2015

not a microwaveable good.

Blessings, after all, are not so cookie-cutter. We understand that sometimes in God’s economy, blessings are not served on a silver platter. They are good — wonderfully good — but it’s not a microwavable good. It’s more like the long, tireless trek up a mountain, the kind that makes you stop and question whether you’ll actually make it, but when you do, fills you with a deep contentment only possible at the altitude in which you stand.  -Jonathan Parnell

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

my babes.

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”

-C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


---James dumps water on Reagan's head

---(shrieking Reagan)

jvd---"I'm really sorry Rea Rea.  Fagive me? 

rrd---"yes, I forgive you."

----Rea fills up her water bucket and keeps painting.

jvd----"that's really cool Rea Rea."

My little two year old son knows how important it is to quickly apologize.  He is starting to do it without me asking.  That's convicting.  I have had to apologize to my kids a lot lately.  And to my husband.  And they have to ask for forgiveness to their siblings and friends constantly.  This is what life is about.  Forgiveness.  Humility.  Wiping slates clean just as ours has been wiped clean by Christ.    

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.