December 25

Snuggles with Papa are the best. What a joy it is to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Merry Christmas, dear ones. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 24

The other night at our life group dinner, we were swapping stories of church Christmas programs past. Every year we hope that there are at least a couple of nose pickers, wavers, belly-showers, and neighbor-pokers, even if they are our own. Beyond the sheer cuteness, though, it always is something special to hear the stories […]


December 23

We celebrated Christmas with the Moreheads today, which, of course, included making gingerbread houses with Grandma. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 22

My twice-weekly morning coffee date–worth every minute of getting out of bed at 6 am (okay, 6:18, let’s be honest). I love the human the most, but the dog faces are dear to me too and the coffee is always top drawer. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 21

I got to join my second grader for a game and a cup of hot chocolate at school today. And for marshmallows at the bottom of the cup. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 20

It’s hard to believe we are already three months out from my mom’s pacemaker surgery. Dr. Anderson is our favorite cardiac electrophysiologist in the world. We are immeasurably grateful for him and all the good care she received at UNMC. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 19

Simon had his first chorus concert tonight. Along with more than a hundred other fourth and fifth graders, he’s been practicing once a week before school. The concert was really well done, and I enjoyed it immensely. I also had an unexpected bit of nostalgia as I realized that one of my elementary school Christmas […]


December 18

Today was a pretty typical Monday, except with really good mail. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 17

This is one cool kid. I’m glad he’s still willing to flash a smile for his mom (even if I’m taken aback by how grown up he looks). DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 16

Kids fascinate me. No matter where we go, they either find friends or make new ones fast, but rarely are they content to play alone when there is anyone about their age around. This morning at Simon’s last indoor soccer game, Ian found a buddy from his class (and his soccer team) and they included in […]