A Thanksgiving to remember

Levi’s first Thanksgiving was perfect. It wasn’t “normal”, but then again, we aren’t always a “normal” family. We flew into Hawaii on Wednesday night, just in time to celebrate the big holiday with some of our closest friends who serve at YWAM Kona – the Dutton family. On Thursday morning we started with a beautiful [...]

Dedicated to God

This weekend we had Levi’s baby dedication at church. As parents, Ryan and I believe that children are a gift from God, and that becoming parents means that we are entrusted with the awesome responsibility and privilege of raising them to the best of our ability. To us, having a baby dedication ceremony is merely [...]

An Australian 4th of July

There are so many things I love about Australia: the beaches, the weird animals, the sun, the slang, the nicknames, the proximity to Asia, the free public health care, the surf culture, and the dusty outback… But it’s times like these that I miss America. {Oh, July 4th, you are so fun... so beautiful.} If I [...]

Oh my goodness, how life has changed

Life has changed. A thousand people can tell you that life radically changes when you have your first child. But can anyone prepare you for the way your heart is unlocked? Oh. . .  my. . .  goodness. The expression "melts my heart" takes on entirely new meaning. Ryan and I have had our world [...]