Mailbox

I love the Christmas season… and one of my favorite things about it is that my mailbox becomes a cornucopia of greeting cards! Beautiful photos of friends and family, lyrical notes, delightful updates… and they all get strung across our entry hall and remain there for the year. These cards remind me of treasured people … More Mailbox

Seared

Day four was rough. I had gotten approximately 45 minutes of sleep; I am sure my hormones were insanely out of balance; my uterus was contracting; my milk came in which suddenly gifted me with boulders for breasts {just keepin’ it real}; and I was processing the fact that my newborn could have a rare genetic … More Seared

What’s in a word?

For each of my boys, I have prayed. Prayed for a lot of things… Prayed for their health and their safe delivery, prayed that they would grow in wisdom and in compassion and strength and love, prayed that they would know Jesus as their best friend, prayed for the friends they will walk with through … More What’s in a word?

This guy.

He is eight. EIGHT years old. Crazy to believe I have been a mama for 8 years. This little one has caused me joy, wonder, grief, tears, despair, ridiculous amounts of laughter and hope, and pushed me toward Jesus more times than I can count. He has a strong spirit, a leader’s heart, a sharp … More This guy.

Labor and Delivery

A year ago August, our family was serving on assignment at Malibu, a Young Life Camp in Canada, and the blog was just taking shape. After full days of adventuring around camp, digging up crabs, laughing and crying and melting down {my boys, not me of course} and doing life in the most lovely community … More Labor and Delivery

Joy Boy

Three years ago, a little man by the name of Wesley Maclean Jamieson was born to make us a family of five. He immediately captured us with his joy and and has not ceased stealing hearts since.                  Just a few months into his life, before his personality had really begun … More Joy Boy

Expectations

It has been a HOT summer in Seattle thus far and this pregnant mama is not cooling down easily. Add to that 3 wilting little boys and a husband away at YL camp all week, and you’ve got a recipe for serious melt downs. Or so I thought. On the contrary, it has been a … More Expectations

It’s a . . .

Yep, you guessed it. Or maybe you didn’t… Frankly, I should have known…. I am a boy mama through and through. Four boys!!!!  Four.  FOUR. I was up early this morning, not anxious or worried… preoccupied is the best word. I couldn’t sleep for the curiosity and hopeful wondering of WHO this little one would … More It’s a . . .

Heartbeat

Six months ago, I learned I was pregnant. In a walking boot and unable to drive due to an achilles tendon rupture, the news took me by surprise, but was also a confirmation of spring dreams and a yet-unearthed desire for #4. Days later, my sweet friend gifted me with a wooden, weathered, burnt-orange 6 … More Heartbeat