Places We Go: Sandhill Crane Migration

I lived in Kearney for four years, but it wasn’t until just a few years ago that I discovered the wonder of the Sandhill Crane migration. Every year from late February/early March through early April 500,000 Sandhill Cranes stop along the central Platte River to build up their fat reserves before heading farther north. I […]


Happy the Birthday!

This is what 8 and 6 look like.


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 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 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 12

We stayed an hour at the Mill this afternoon, sipping Italian sodas, playing Yahtzee! and not doing homework. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 11

Clara likes to hug and kiss her brothers after school. Ian is over it. DPP pics from past years (2006-11 lost to the ether), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


December 8

We have once again been watching the Great British Baking Show (notice my pic from December 8, 2015), and after school today we decided to have our own contest to determine Star Baker. Would you believe I legit had not just a good time baking with the kids but fun? From 4 pm until almost 7 pm, these […]


December 7

There are a couple of stories we like to tell that succinctly explain the difference between Jason and me. This weekend we added another. On Sunday morning, the kids all piled into our (queen-sized) bed. I was practically delirious with happiness; it filled my cup right up. Everyone agreed there’s not really enough room for […]


December 3

We all enjoyed our hot chocolate (Italian soda/steamer/apple cider)–Uno date. We probably spent more time picking out drinks than playing Uno (and we had to keep it low-key because there were a lot of people studying), but now that the kids have decided what they’re going to order the next three times, I think we’ll […]