Her Name is Nora

It’s been ten months since I began my blogging sabbatical, leaving the following message on my blog’s homepage for any of you who visited while I was away.

I’m thankful I took the break.

I needed it more than I realized I would.

Like many of you, I believe in an omniscient, loving God who goes before us, preparing our hearts and lives before we even know there’s a need for it.

And that belief brings me great comfort — but never more than this year — when our family embarked on an entirely new and unexpected faithsizing journey.


We Had Ourselves a Merry Little Christmas

I spent most of today on the couch enjoying the Christmas gift given to me by my oldest child – a head cold. In her defense, Emelie also gave me a beautiful abstract watercolor she painted, so…I forgave her. 🙂 And as soon as I can garner the energy it takes to change from my pajamas and drive to Hobby Lobby, I plan to frame it. It is beautiful and perfect for me.

Everything Else, Family

180 Days

Do you see this photo? There are five of us–ALL five.

Emelie is back with us.

The details are for Emelie to share if/when she wants, but I will say that God knows what He’s doing folks. He is the creator of family and knows better than anyone else what height, breadth, and depth it takes to sustain a family.

This girl? I love her.
We love her.
She loves us.

Everything Else, Faithsizing, Family

Meredith’s “Clean Sweep”

We closed on the house on the afternoon of September 8th, and now we are unpacking and adjusting to our new digs. While I failed to update throughout the prep and moving process, the next few posts will document a portion of it for those who want “the rest of the story.”

Tip: I frequently upload photos to my Instagram account–even when I am unable to post here. If interested, follow me @morefromheather on Instagram.

While Kenny spent days breaking down his LEGO builds for our move to the lake house, Meredith did it in a day, or rather, a couple of hours. She had given it enough forethought to understand what was important to her and what wasn’t.

Everything Else, Faithsizing, Family

Kenny’s “Clean Sweep”

The day we returned home from our mini-vacation, Kenny began the arduous process of disassembling about 45 or so (You think I’m joking, but I’m sooooo not.) LEGO creations. From his smaller scope builds to a few of the behemoth sets he purchased in the last couple of years, the boy had a healthy amount of work ahead of him.

Of course, before even starting, he selected a few builds that would remain intact for the move. I promised to help him transfer them to the back of the Suburban and then into the lake house where they will, at some point, be back on display.