What It’s Like to Do a Family Mini-Session with Two Little “Rapscallions”

Take an Inside Look at Our Mini-Session with Genevieve DeVries Photography! We've taken to often referring to our boys as "rapscallions," which is quite fitting since it basically means a wild, mischievous little rascal. If you know us personally or have been following along on here or Instagram, then you know our two boys--Everson (almost … Continue reading What It’s Like to Do a Family Mini-Session with Two Little “Rapscallions”

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Today I am…

Today I am feeling like a bad mom. We are on day 12.5 of Christmas vacation. The boys fighting seems to be increasing as my patience is decreasing. Simply put, we are not coexisting very well together right now. I'm newly back into the full-time stay-at-home-mom gig and remembering just how hard this is. I'm … Continue reading Today I am…

Breathing in the Ordinary + Choosing Joy

It’s an ordinary Tuesday evening aside from the fact that we upped our Taco Tuesday game with steak tonight. I can hear Nick upstairs with the boys, bathing them, brushing their teeth and occasionally yelling, “stop hitting your brother!”. Now he’s finishing off the bedtime routine with some of his beloved made-up stories. Everson lives … Continue reading Breathing in the Ordinary + Choosing Joy

Yes, Detroit really should be on your travel destination list. No, I didn’t feel unsafe while there.

Weekend Getaway: Detroit Edition *image above via Trumbull & Porter Have You Heard? Detroit is the New Black *image above via Detroit is the New BlackEven though I've never been a Detroit resident, I feel a connection to this city that many of my great grandparents called home when they immigrated from Ireland to the … Continue reading Yes, Detroit really should be on your travel destination list. No, I didn’t feel unsafe while there.

The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 3

For the third installment of my "Surprises of Motherhood" series, I asked my close friend and small group leader, April Knapp, to share with us what has surprised her about motherhood. April is a homeschooling mama to three kids with her fourth baby on the way. She is one of the most industrious, handy, and … Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 3

Modern Batman Boys’ Bedroom Update

Everson and Adler have been sharing a bedroom for quite awhile now. In our old house, we started having them share a bedroom so that we could make our 3rd bedroom into a guest bedroom/office. Now that we are in our new house and have 4 bedrooms, the boys technically could have their own rooms. … Continue reading Modern Batman Boys’ Bedroom Update

The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 2

This week I am continuing the "Surprises of Motherhood" blog series and I'm SO excited to introduce you guys to a blogger-friend of mine, Cyndi Beer. I met Cyndi through Instagram actually and she's become one of my favorite mamas to follow along on the 'gram. Cydni cares deeply about her faith, her family and … Continue reading The Surprises of Motherhood: Part 2