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  • Silent Tears

    March 6, 2012

    Reilly with the stuffed bear she received from the hospital.

    Her resonant cries brought silent echoes of my own.
    Trying to be the strong reassuring mommy…

  • {five things xiii}

    March 3, 2012

    – one –

    Just when I was starting to relax a bit when it came to Reilly and her health issues of late, everything came…

  • Full Hands, Full Hearts

    February 25, 2012

    This past fall, our family spent several days exploring Bryce Canyon. Traipsing about the various hiking trails with four small children in tow, we…

  • {five things xii}

    February 24, 2012

    – one –

    I seriously woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.

    For a good two hours this morning I was grumpy and…

  • The Loves of Her Life

    February 22, 2012

    Before sending her off to her afternoon kindergarten class, Reilly and I spent some time completing some schoolwork she had been assigned.  In recognition…

  • Six, Going on Sixteen

    February 15, 2012

    My firstborn is a bit of a challenge.
    Half sweetness and compassion and the other half stubbornness and intensity, each day never fails to present…

  • An Unexpected Romance

    February 8, 2012

    In the late months of 1999, while the world was busy worrying about the impending computer apocalypse, I was preparing myself for a complete…

  • {five things xi}

    February 5, 2012

    – one –
    Another week, another trip to the doctor’s office.  I’ve started to wonder if we should just change our direct deposit so Bryson’s…

  • in case of emergency

    January 31, 2012


    Now, I have to confess that in being the mom to four little ones ages six and under, this is a sound I hear…