Family · Grief · Loss · This Beautiful Life

Take Time Before Time is Gone

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”– Washington Irving We lost a great man this week. My precious father-in-law, Tom Rossler, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 7,… Continue reading Take Time Before Time is Gone

Adoption · Family · Mom Life · This Beautiful Life

Family Birthday Dedication Sunday

Today is our family’s 2nd birthday (adoption day)  and we are excited to announce that both of our boys were also finally officially dedicated at church today.  December 1st will forever be both our family birthday and the boys dedication day.   What is a child dedication and why would it be important to you and… Continue reading Family Birthday Dedication Sunday

Building a Custom Home · Family · Friendship · This Beautiful Life

House Framing Scripture Party

Hi, Friends! Can you believe that we are three days away from Thanksgiving Day 2019?! Time is flying by and sometimes I wish it would just slow its roll a bit. One year ago today some of you may remember that we literally started the process of tearing down our little house to make room… Continue reading House Framing Scripture Party

Adoption · Boy Mom · Family · Mom Life · This Beautiful Life · Trauma Informed

Mom, Mommy, Aunt… Is it the name that really matters?

This Mother’s Day I was quickly reminded that my boys are watching my actions, they hear my words, and most importantly they remember how I make them feel. Sunday, May 12, 2019 I officially celebrated my second Mother’s Day with my little family. I thank God daily for the gift of being a mom and… Continue reading Mom, Mommy, Aunt… Is it the name that really matters?

Education · This Beautiful Life · Trauma Informed

Pete the Cat Play Ball Pumpkin Book Report

Tips for helping your child complete projects that may seem overwhelming and impossible at first. Jackson loves the book, Pete the Cat Play Ball, which is why he chose this Pete the Cat book to be the subject of his pumpkin character book report for school. When the project directions came home I was immediately… Continue reading Pete the Cat Play Ball Pumpkin Book Report

Boy Mom · Education · Mom Life · This Beautiful Life · Trauma Informed

International Dot Day

The Dot A review of the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds with stories of how the beautiful lessons from the pages of this book have positively impacted our lives.    Thursday, September 13, 2018 was International Dot Day at my boys school in honor of the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.… Continue reading International Dot Day

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Part II First and Last… The Gang’s Back Together Again.

I wanted to capture each of the events for both boys so I decided to make it a two part post instead of one long post. Now to our Jackson Parker who played his last official baseball game of the season. Jackson and I held the fort down this week. It was a busy week… Continue reading Part II First and Last… The Gang’s Back Together Again.

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Part I First and Last… The Gang’s Back Together Again

The gang’s back together again! We sure missed these two while they were away at camp. They surprised us as we were leaving Jackson’s game today and we were beyond excited to see them. We have a 10-year-old first time camper at overnight church camp for four days, the best dad who just had his… Continue reading Part I First and Last… The Gang’s Back Together Again

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Two of a Kind… Two Teachers Who Have the Biggest and Best Hearts!

Today was the last day of school before summer officially starts for both of my boys. It’s hard for me to believe that Jackson will be in 1st grade and Lincoln will be in 5th grade. 😭 I want to take a minute to talk about Lincoln’s teachers, Mrs. Williams and Mrs, Taylor. Mrs. Williams… Continue reading Two of a Kind… Two Teachers Who Have the Biggest and Best Hearts!