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Peregrin Hawthorn: First Week in Pictures

December 14, 2016


Many people have asked about his name, and this is our prayer for him. Son, may you soar high like the Peregrine Falcon, be faithful in grand and noble adventures like Peregrin Took, grow strong and rooted like the Hawthorn tree, and express beautiful truths through whatever ways you are gifted, like Nathaniel Hawthorne. I was […]

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 […]

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.


March 13, 2014


Visiting Friends Some of our dear friends are currently living and working in Kampala, Uganda. We had been hoping to visit them for a long time and finally were able to make it happen!  It was also special to get to meet the newest member of their family, sweet Wesley. We also had the special […]

Claire’s fam comes to visit..lots of pics

June 9, 2013


Recently Claire’s mother, Aunt Pat and Cousin Maya came to visit for a few weeks. So we played tour guides and took them to see some of the sights of Kenya. Kitengala Glass A bit out of Nairobi there is this funky, beautiful place called Kitengela Glass where they do glass blowing, stained glass, glass […]

John turns 31

April 16, 2013


To celebrate John’s birthday we had a few people over…here are some pics from the occasion: