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More than anything I want the celebration of Easter to be as important to my family as Christmas is. For years it was a weekend celebration for us. Then, for a time, we celebrated Holy Week. But it wasn’t enough… I longed for the preparation of the heart that takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the […]

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When December comes it fills right up with toys and tinsel, music and magic, parties and presents. My first inclination is to embrace all of it, oh how I love Christmas. But every year a part of my heart calls out for the simpleness of a stable Christmas. A manger Christmas. A Christmas centered on […]

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It’s been a long time… And that is because we have been having so much fun over here. My Meg got married on June 10, and we have been planning and making magic every single day since Utah State got out. I thought you might like a peek at some of the events of the […]

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I don’t remember when he started calling me mom. Maybe it was after that night when we picked him up after he had been abandoned on the curb with all of his belongings.  He sat hunched over on the very top step of the stairs sobbing.  All 6’5 and 290 pounds of him, legs tucked […]

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Maybe you remember last year at this time when my whole house started filling up. It started around Valentine’s Day.  Everyone decided to come home. Not just my kids. Garett returned from his mission and moved home. Ian moved in. And Steven, next door, lived here from breakfast until midnight every day. There were nine of […]

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