Category: Our Family

A New (School) Year

Twist and turns: this year has been full of them! The most recent twist came as a surprise even to us, though we ended up being the ones to make the decision. Here is how […]

A Week Off

We have serious work to do. Work like dressing up like fairies and watching the movie  A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Exploring epic tide pools with friends, and watching another friend’s python swallow a rat whole. Picking […]

Getting Out of the Boat: An Update on Blogging and Life

For the last four years, we’ve been homeschooling part time with the support of an amazing Classical school. Our daughters attended class three days a week and studied at home with me on the remaining […]

Welcome, Josephine Joy!

At long last, she’s here! She kept us waiting nine days past our due date, but on Wednesday, Josephine Joy made her debut and was greeted by adoring fans: I love to hear the stories behind […]

Nesting

The baby blanket is done; the countdown is on. With only a half dozen days left until this baby is due, our house looks like a nest built twig by twig—if the twigs were baskets […]

Teaching Art to Kids (Video)

For the last two years, I’ve taught art to the growing handful of students at our daughters’ school. We draw, we paint, we make messes! We talk theology! It’s glorious. As part of a series […]

A Baby Girl!!

When reviewing our ultrasound results yesterday, my doctor asked, “Do we know yet if it’s a boy or a girl?” “A fourth girl!” I said, beaming. He smiled, thought for a moment, and asked, “Have […]

Starting a New Notebook

Remember our family notebooks? I’m starting a new one! A few months ago we learned that our family is going to grow bigger by one! We have been thinking (and speaking) in exclamation points since […]