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‘Tis Better To Give…

‘Tis Better To Give…

These are the words that come from a second grader’s heart today, as she talks with her friends at school. “It’s better to give, than to receive,” she says. A sweet peer looks over at her, with an attentive look and asks, “what does receive […]

Community: Take 2

Community: Take 2

She rides her bike to school everyday with her children. A gentle woman that I would like to get to know. Sometimes, there’s that spark in friendship that you just can’t explain. We pass each other on busy mornings, each giving our kids good bye […]

Echoing Words

Echoing Words

“Ok”, she said looking very serious. And with one sly smile she takes my thumb in her hand and she says, “Mom, you can look at your thumbs when you miss me tomorrow too.” We had a deal. I had given her a manicure and […]

On The Reconcilliation of Stuff (Back to School Edition)

On The Reconcilliation of Stuff (Back to School Edition)

August is the back to school month of frenzy shopping. From hair cuts to school supplies, lunch totes, backpacks, shoes, fall and winter clothes; you name it and we are buying it. Don’t get me wrong, the buzz of sharpening pencils can quicken my pulse […]

Christmas Letter 2011

Christmas Letter 2011

Merry Christmas! ¬†Welcome to our blog! We are so glad to find you here today and in an effort to be green we hope to continue this tradition of blogging our Christmas letters for the years to come. As we recount the year’s blessings and […]

This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

As Thanksgiving approaches I’ve been purposefully thinking about the things I’m thankful for. It might be a little bit motivated by all of the facebook posts, but let’s be real here- we are supposed to think on things that are lovely, noble and pure right? […]

First Day of School 2011

First Day of School 2011

My two oldest kids are 16 months apart. It was rough when they were younger because they were so close in age. Ainsley was walking when Ashden was born, a little gift from above I think, but the summer he was born we stayed inside […]

boys, boys, boys

boys, boys, boys

I love hearing about Ainsley’s days at school. Why? I think it’s because she has the social structure of her class figured out already and she likes to tell me all the stories about who did what and so on. It’s much like facebook. Observing […]

An Admirer

An Admirer

Well, it’s week 4 of school and Ainsley came home with homework over the weekend and an admirer’s love letter. WHAT! Yes, a little red piece of construction paper with a heart drawn on it from one of the boys in her class. The funny […]

Red Felt Pen

Red Felt Pen

Yesterday was the first day Ainsley came home with homework and a worksheet she had done in class with a “grade” on it. A grade, meaning, “-1” on the top corner of the paper. I find my reaction kinda funny now that I think about […]