family

evelyn’s first birthday party {pink ladybugs}

evelyn's first birthday party {pink ladybugs}

Truth: the idea of throwing a birthday party for a one year old kind of intimidated me.  I wanted to make it nice, but not extravagant.  I wanted it cute, but not pinterest crazy.  I wanted it to be enjoyable for both kids and adults alike.  I wanted a cute cake that wasn’t crazy expensive, … more

my remembering list

My grandfather died unexpectedly on Sunday (he had a heart attack while at church).  So it’s been a tough week. The funeral was yesterday, and I thought that I could come back here and tell you nice things about it.  I thought I would be able to come back and tell you the beautiful things … more

post thanksgiving thoughts

post thanksgiving thoughts

I’ve been dealing with a small amount of anxiety lately, or as I like to say, anxiety issues.  Gerrit says that I have anxiety (not anxiety issues) and I’m just really good at dealing with it and going about daily life usually.  But recently it has felt a little bit more prominent, and I am … more

welcome, baby

welcome, baby

Baby Evelyn was born almost two weeks ago on August 7, which just so happened to be our fourth wedding anniversary. We are overjoyed with her, and also completely overwhelmed.  It is so true that you can read everything you can possibly get your hands on about parenting and you will still be completely unprepared. … more