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Starbucks is Saving Christmas

November 7, 2015



I know that there has been a lot going around about how Starbucks hates Christmas (see here). But it is not true. In fact they love it. They have gone undercover to save Christmas. Don’t believe me? Let me show you: The Red Cup that says nothing. So many have accused Starbucks of hating Jesus for […]

joyous birthday celebrations

October 2, 2015



  After such a difficult past few months, our hearts are especially full of joy in celebrating the birthdays of our two little girls. Our days are often full of picking up the same messes, reminding Valencia not to climb onto the kitchen counters, and pulling all manner of things out of Tessa’s mouth even […]

Contessa is crawling!!!

August 9, 2015


Two months ago we had no idea what Tessa’s recovery might be….and we still don’t know for certain what nerve damage may ultimately remain. But she just started crawling, which means her legs are able to work in a coordinated fashion. We are thrilled!

reflecting on 7 years… the destination Orcas Island

August 7, 2015



Seven years ago we said, “I do” or “I will” or something like that. It was the beginning our our journey. Seven years ago we honeymooned on Orcas Island. A quaint community in the Puget Sound about 1.5 hours north of Seattle. 84 Lunaversaries later (yes, we celebrate our monthly anniversary) we headed back to […]


August 7, 2015



In July we spent 5 days at a beautiful cabin on the bank of the Wanatchee River. And because friends and glorious nature and story times and lots of play and messy meals and good conversations are all so precious…we are stowing the pictures away here.