December 9

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading. –Rainer Maria Rilke I adore my book club. These women (and a few not pictured) are some of the smartest, best people I know. They challenge me and make me laugh, and I look forward to our gathering each month. I do love […]


Aslan on the Move

This weekend, Clara had her second dance recital with Studio 139. This year’s recital was Aslan on the Move, and the dancers–as flowers, bees and ladybugs, a river, red birds, and sunshine–told the story of the coming of spring (based on C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, of course). As you can see, the costumes and the dancers […]


December 19

I was thinking this morning as I snapped this photo that it would be very similar to another DPP pic from a past year. Indeed it is. Although our time together was too short (it always is), I was fully aware of what a privilege it is to sit across a beautiful sunlit table from this […]


December 18

Since the Redeemer Christmas program got frozen out last night, the preschoolers* sang their songs (along with the most darling actions) during the service and the older kids gave their performance right after the service. My favorite line from a Christmas carol (“God and sinners reconciled” from “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”) was also the […]


December 15

Box of Lies (Jimmy Fallon–style). Is she lying or telling the truth? Who can tell? Life Group Christmas dinner: a night of fabulous food and even better people. And that’s the straight-up truth.


December 4

Today we headed up to Omaha to the Lauritzen Gardens to see the Holiday Poinsettia Show. The gardens are pretty amazing any time of year, but they were extra magical today. And as if it wouldn’t have been fun enough to stroll the beautiful gardens today, we ran into some of our very favorite friends and […]


December 2

Project Help is absolutely one of my favorite things I get to do. I have been sad to miss several of the projects this fall, but I’m so glad I got to participate today: this project felt like a jackpot. We scraped (and steamed) several layers of wallpaper down to the plaster. It surely was […]


Clara’s First Ballet Recital

Clara measures her weeks by Thursdays. Is it Thursday? How many days until Thursday? Okay, so Tuesday, Wednesday, then Thursday? Thursdays are when she has dance class with Joie. We are so thankful for our beloved friend who has built a joyful and loving community, thankful that she pours her giant heart and considerable talents […]


December 22

Car fulla kids ready for Winter Break!


December 19

Book club and cheesecake for breakfast. Saturday morning doesn’t get much better.