Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Yesterday, I mapped out what I wanted to prioritize this Sunday morning. Regardless of how much pain I felt from my muscle injuries and lack of sleep (unless of course I really couldn't function, then I would forgo said plan...) I wanted to bake cinnamon rolls for the kids this morning. I also really wanted… Continue reading Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls

valentines surprise

After a morning at church yesterday followed by leftovers for lunch, cleaning out the car, then sorting and folding loads of laundry and washing all the dishes that had piled up, I asked Ken to take the kids outside to play while I secretly prepared a little afternoon valentine's party for them. First, I set… Continue reading valentines surprise

Mommy-Daughter Trip to San Diego

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take my eldest daughter to San Diego for the weekend. It was so special, just the two of us on a big adventure over the ocean. We had such a blast visiting my best friend and college roommate (all four years of college), Elyse! Elyse is… Continue reading Mommy-Daughter Trip to San Diego

Homebuilding as Sacred

A strong cold wind whips through our tiny grove of apple banana trees. I hear leaves twisting and slapping together just outside our screen door. I can taste the salty air as it rises up from lapping waves along the north shore. The sun slowly breaks through the clouds to reveal sloppy stretches of mud… Continue reading Homebuilding as Sacred