Category Archives: PERSONAL

Amelia’s Birth Story

I’ve been trying to post this for weeks, but just couldn’t seem to get to it.  Such isView full post »

And counting…

It’s almost time. Our little girl will be born within the next few weeks. crazy. amazing.View full post »

Why We’re Having a 4th Child…

Hey, it’s Derek.  It’s been a while since we’ve written personal posts. View full post »

Oh baby…

Sometimes when there is too much to say, I say nothing at all. At heart I like simplicity andView full post »

REAL…about God in the midst of trials.

Sometimes I hide. Yep, I’ll admit it. Behind a smile. Behind a “I’m good, how areView full post »

A Sweetheart Party! {Josephine’s 1st B-day}

From day one I began a little Sweetheart theme with Josephine… from her newborn shoot to herView full post »

Josephine’s 1st Birthday Party {Preview}

Today was a little like Christmas… lots of planning, shopping trips, crafting, and bakingView full post »

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! {Josephine is 1!}

My Josie girl, The day you came into the world was one of the BEST days of my life! I sit here inView full post »

Life is good on the farm…

Last week in church our pastor read this story: “A farmer plows his field, sows the seed,View full post »

8 years…

“Well we finally made it! The day we’ve talked about for so long is finally here… I’ve neverView full post »

A baby changes everything.

Oh how a baby changes everything. A baby sure changed our lives this year. She fills our home withView full post »

10 years ago today…

It was a Monday night- December 3rd, 2001. Sarah was getting off work at BJ’s at around 10 orView full post »


We are home. Hawaii was such an amazing time of refreshment, relaxation, and fun. (We willView full post »

Vacation Time!

Happy Monday everyone!  So… we’ve almost come to the end of our 2011 wedding season (weView full post »

simple moments.

It’s the simple moments that make me most thankful. the simple ones that fill my heart withView full post »