Life Unpacked

Warning: This post is all over the place. Do you know how strange it is to unpack belongings you haven’t seen for over 3 years? It’s a little odd to me some of the things I kept… But there is something comforting and familiar about eating off our own plates again.  At the same time, … More Life Unpacked

And This is Today

She just woke up.  She’s swinging back and forth in her swing, chewing on her monkey’s hand.   She keeps grinning at me, but she seems perfectly content to sit there a while longer.  She’s four months old now (where did time go?), and I’m wanting to freeze these moments and these days.  I don’t … More And This is Today

Life and Stuff

She keeps me present in each day… that might be one of the most significant gifts she’s given me.  When I start wishing for the past or imagining the future, her smile pulls me back to right here and right now.  It is a gift. But she’s the giver of many other good gifts… She … More Life and Stuff

It Hit

I didn’t expect for it to hit at a Chinese buffet in a small Texas town.  I really couldn’t have planned it to be more melodramatic than that.  There I was, pretending to pick over pieces of crab rangoon, desperately trying to fight back tears. The tears were winning. I don’t know what came over … More It Hit

It’s a…

Girl! By now many of you already know we welcomed Ms. Cora Eve McKean on January 5, 2011 at 9:53 am.  She weighed 8.3 lbs and was 21 inches long.  We didn’t end up needing an induction, and things progressed pretty smoothly for the most part… had a natural delivery.  Thank you for your prayers. … More It’s a…

Not Yet!

Still no update of any substance.  So I bring you this picture, snapped by a friend of ours recently.  This was taken up at the office where they are doing some construction work.  And yes, he is taking a sledgehammer to the ledge he is standing on.  There’s really nothing else that needs to be … More Not Yet!