New rhythms, bigger people

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hazel skating

We’re here, friends! We’re busy and happy and unpacking boxes and building wider margins and setting new rhythms and celebrating birthdays and seeing new mercies every morning. It’s a sweet season in our home, and while I don’t apologize for my time away from blogging, I have absolutely missed the rhythms of writing and journaling and photographing for our family. Today felt like it was as good a time as any to share a little update!

Would you look at how big and wonderful my people are becoming?

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I mean, just like that, they’re practically adults! Do you see why I’ve been so hunkered down enjoying them lately?

Oliver is loving soccer and hockey right now. Our new house has a full unfinished basement, so Ryan and Oliver converted one room into a roller hockey rink. Ry and his dad taught the kids to skate, and just this week I snuck downstairs to watch the boys shoot around and it blew my mind—those rollerblades have become extensions of Oliver’s feet. He was skating forward and backward without even thinking. Unbelievable how naturally this has come for him!

Hazel turned 5 last week and she is taking a new interest in computers, photography, reading and horses. Also, she will take two baths a day if you let her. She has such a great imagination, so the tub is a really fun place for her to play. Our new place is out in the country a bit, and we are surrounded by horse farms. She’s so excited to try riding lessons now that the weather is warming up!


The socks and the smile. I can’t even, you guys!

What have y’all be up to lately?

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9 Responses

  1. Liz 30 March 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Oh my word, when did those two get so big?!!! They are beautiful and handsome and it sure sounds like things are going good in your life! Happy to see an update!

  2. Tonya 30 March 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Busy seasons of motherhood, I get it! My four littles are amazing right now….love the stages they are in. I am loving the peeks of your new home on Instagram…would love to see more! It looks amazing!

  3. Brooke 1 April 2015 at 3:15 pm

    So glad you are back to bloggy world! Your littles are not so little anymore! Love the “country” of TN! All my family lives in the Joelton and Franklin areas :)

  4. Dana 2 April 2015 at 8:18 am

    Wow! They have grown. And is Hazel seriously 5!!?? Time flies.
    I can’t believe you moved out of that beautiful house that you put so much love and care into! That must have been hard :( We moved out of our house in Oct and each room carried such sweet memories. I’m sure you’re loving the new place and have already turned it into a masterpiece.

  5. Christine 7 April 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my word! So happy to see a new post! O and H have gotten so big! Cheers to your new home and all you are doing with SRT!!!

  6. dramamama5 19 April 2015 at 8:44 am

    Yowza!! Beauty, fun, Jehovah Jireh’s blessings all around you!!! It makes my heart sing! And oh my gosh, sweet Scoutie looking so happy with her fam! I won’t lie….feeling a little weep – happy!! Love you guys! -Sus


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