About Us · church · faith · family · life is messy · sadness

Having No Spiritual Heritage

My husband and I do not come from strong faith backgrounds. What I mean by that is this: there are not generations of Christians standing behind us in our families. We do not have a lineage of believers – a string of saints that have gone before us to pave a path for us. Our… Continue reading Having No Spiritual Heritage

7 Quick Takes · About Us · camping · faith · finances · Keith · the night shift

Seven Quick Takes (#1)

#1 I have never participated in this before, but seeing as how I can’t seem to post on my own, I thought I would give this a try. #2 In the past six weeks, we have had to replace our water heater, the entire brake system in my 13 year old car (teenagers!), our computer,… Continue reading Seven Quick Takes (#1)

About Us · finances · life is messy · simplicity · sleep · Uncategorized

True Life

This is our life, currently. We leave for vacation on Monday. The water heater started leaking last night and we discovered it this evening. The plumber comes tomorrow. Our cat has two nights left before her one way trip to the vet. She is very sick and old, and her quality of life is very… Continue reading True Life

About Us · family · holidays · Keith · Little Man · parents day out

The Cynical Angel

During Little Man’s last week at Parents’ Day Out, they discussed the story where the angel appears to Mary to tell her she will be Jesus’ mommy. As a craft, they made angels out of Styrofoam cups,¬†gold ribbon, yarn, construction paper¬†and lace doilies. Then the teacher let them draw a face on the cup for… Continue reading The Cynical Angel

About Us · life is messy · marriage · schedule · sex · sleep · the night shift

Night Shift Blues

Keith started working nights in June. He now leaves for work at 7:30 pm and comes home some time in the morning, usually (*hopefully*) before we wake up. It doesn’t always work that way…this week at least once he got called at 6:30 pm not to come in until 10:30, and then he didn’t get… Continue reading Night Shift Blues

About Us · church · family · sleep · the night shift

It’s Been Six Weeks…

It has been six weeks since I looked at this blog for any reason other than seeing who had written (really need to figure out a reader or RSS feed… ). Keith started working nights four weeks ago, and I cannot exclaim loudly enough how great it has been for our family. And me. And… Continue reading It’s Been Six Weeks…

About Us · busy toddler · family · life is messy


Our life (lives?) is (are?) insane lately. Last week my husband worked 62 hours. He left the house before 6am every day and got home in time for bedtime. Not family dinner….not bath time….bedtime. Both the boy and I are having withdrawal symptoms. This week isn’t shaping up much better. I am eternally grateful my… Continue reading Insane