Reach for Someone

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At least once a year at some point after a good rain, while playing outside in a state of complete parental abandonment and neglect, my kids elect to dig a bathtub sized mud hole. Then, they take turns flopping and flailing in it until they’ve achieved an appropriate level of “there-is-no-coming-back-from-this” mess. At which point, their […]

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Light in the Dark

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I once thought that that the Christian life would be a steady, constant growth in grace and understanding– daily dying to sin and living for righteousness. But in reality it seems much more like seasons of wilderness and oasis. Months of wearisome, joyless labor — even apathy–  followed by months of pure delight in God’s […]

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Dinner for Mommy

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This was a dinner that was bought, prepped, and served in my honor… I can’t remember what the occasion was? But I was VERY, VERY pregnant. And the kids were VERY, VERY excited. And somehow my amazing man was able to wrangle these crazies in the kitchen AND take beautiful photos along the way. We […]

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Daddy’s Brioche Donuts

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Over the last year we have gotten really good at spending intentional, solid- fun, quality time with our kids. Which is great! But I have a few issues…. Namely, why can’t our family do skinny people things together? It’s truly a hardship upon me that our “quality time” involves making donuts that are a million […]

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Reach for Someone


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At least once a year at some point after a good rain, while playing outside in a state of complete parental abandonment and neglect, my kids elect to dig a bathtub sized mud hole. Then, they take turns flopping and flailing in it until they’ve achieved an appropriate level of “there-is-no-coming-back-from-this” mess. At which point, their […]

November 5, 2018

Light in the Dark


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I once thought that that the Christian life would be a steady, constant growth in grace and understanding– daily dying to sin and living for righteousness. But in reality it seems much more like seasons of wilderness and oasis. Months of wearisome, joyless labor — even apathy–  followed by months of pure delight in God’s […]

October 19, 2018

Dinner for Mommy


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This was a dinner that was bought, prepped, and served in my honor… I can’t remember what the occasion was? But I was VERY, VERY pregnant. And the kids were VERY, VERY excited. And somehow my amazing man was able to wrangle these crazies in the kitchen AND take beautiful photos along the way. We […]

August 8, 2018

Daddy’s Brioche Donuts


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Over the last year we have gotten really good at spending intentional, solid- fun, quality time with our kids. Which is great! But I have a few issues…. Namely, why can’t our family do skinny people things together? It’s truly a hardship upon me that our “quality time” involves making donuts that are a million […]

August 8, 2018

Looping and Other Fun Facts


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So this year we added one new student (Evelette, K5) and THREE new subjects. Oh, and a baby. I may be looney tunes, but the jury is still out. However, the new subjects are SUPER fun! We started logic with the big two kids. Science with all four — Biology for the big two (see […]

August 7, 2018

Teaching Them Diligently 2018


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Summer is officially over for the little Morgan people!   After two weeks of planning, we finally just jumped right in… toes and elbows and ears first. Whatever that means. I have a severe case of baby brain, and so although it was my heart’s desire to plan out every second of our lives for […]

August 7, 2018

Sleep, Sweet Evelette


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You saw your first snow today. You stared with wide blue eyes. You quietly studied the new white world with wonder.  And when you got too cold, you came inside to warm up by the fire. You giggled as you drank your hot chocolate. You're so wild and so full of adventure. But so tiny […]

December 8, 2017

Let it Snow


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It's a Christmas miracle — snow in Mississippi! We were in disbelief when we woke up saw the backyard covered in a blanket of white. And despite every instinct in my body screaming at me that it was wrong, I woke the kids up at 6:30 so they could watch the snow fall. And I […]

December 8, 2017

In the Mess


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The last few days have been intentionally slow. We're starting our Christmas this weekend at my mom's, where additionally we will find out the gender of our sweet growing baby. Yay! But it's sometimes in the slowness that we really struggle to find joy and rest. Ironic?  The kids beg and beg not to do […]

December 7, 2017

Perfect Gingerbread Cookies


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Gingerbread is the perfect coffee cookie… am I right? And I think the perfect addition to your holiday celebration. For some reason, one type of cookie on the table is never enough. I joked recently that my husband is a 'more is more' kind of guy, but really when it comes to food and celebrations […]

December 5, 2017