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Hi.

I'm so glad you found your way to my little corner of the neighborhood! Pull up a chair and stay, and let's chat about life on the margins and loving Jesus and, obviously, where to find the best cheese dip and most life-changing books. 

The Happiest Place

The Happiest Place

For the record, I wrote an entire very engrossing and witty post about our trip to Disney World, and then I accidentally deleted it because this new website is a little out of my skill-set. So now I have exactly zero will to re-write the whole thing.

 And yes, yes we did all have matching T-shirts. Mine said "mom." 

And yes, yes we did all have matching T-shirts. Mine said "mom." 

Suffice it to say, we went to Disney World with Adam's family a few weeks ago (last week? when was this?) Because I cannot be good at everything, let me just quickly explain how NOT skilled I am when it comes to organization and planning and scheduling, especially. Thankfully, Adam's sister (and mom) spent lots of time plotting out our Disney trip and securing Fast Passes, and mapping out the entire visit. Thank goodness, because if Adam and I planned a trip to Disney we would just show up and then spend 37 hours waiting in line for one ride. 

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Really, the trip went better than I was expecting. By this I mean, primarily, that my children behaved fare more agreeably than I thought they would. Disney seems like an especially dangerous minefield for children and tantrums, with all the stimulation and exhaustion and crowds and things to buy after every single ride. Thankfully, my kids proved my cynical mom-heart wrong and acted mostly like angels (I blame my parenting). 

 If you're wondering, this is how Isaiah reacted every time he met a princess. Well, except Ariel. 

If you're wondering, this is how Isaiah reacted every time he met a princess. Well, except Ariel. 

 He was quite enamored, although we did have to remind him: "eyes up here buddy."

He was quite enamored, although we did have to remind him: "eyes up here buddy."

We are forever grateful to Adam's family and their stellar planning skills and generosity, which made a few days at this happiest place possible for our family. We will treasure our time together there with our sweet little family forever. 

Lament and Celebration

Lament and Celebration

Story Matters

Story Matters