Lizzie is 3!


This is the first time I have felt sad about one of my kids’ birthdays.  I usually feel this great sense of accomplishment and pride, not only in keeping them alive for the year, but in having survived it myself.  I’m chalking my strange nostalgia up to this being my last and final child, and me […]

An Afternoon Tea Party for Bekah’s 8th Birthday


This weekend, Rebekah turned 8.  We can’t believe it.  Our girl is just darling- sweet, tender, thoughtful, smart, quick-witted, lover of Jesus, amazing big sister, and blessing of a daughter.  We are so proud of the little person she already is. As is her custom, Beks chose a tea party for her birthday {see also […]



While in Scotland, we made some dea rPhD friends, many of whom we’re finding ourselves geographically closer to on the west coast!  We live in Spokane, WA {the inland northwest, almost on the ID border}, and two sets of very close friends live north and south of Seattle {west coast}, a place we’d only flown […]

Our Victory Lap {Scotland Trip!}


Last week, Josh and I got back from our trip to the UK, which we happily called our “Victory Lap.”  Josh had his “Viva Voce” or something like that- essentially an oral defense of his PhD on the trinity.  Anyway, we lived in Aberdeen for 4 years, and while many church friends still reside there, […]

Our 13th Year of Bliss!


13 Years!!! Today marks our 13th year of wedded bliss.  I’ll be the first to admit that even marrying my best friend and the coolest, handsomest, smartest man I know still doesn’t change the fact that anniversaries mean something.  Another year of working through differing opinions, another year of learning about each other and choosing […]