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Remember that time I moved? (A Thankful Tuesday Post)

[caption id="attachment_6968" align="aligncenter" width="570"] print by Lily and Val via Pinterest[/caption] How many times have I written on this blog about moving? Too. Many. Times. Here's one. Here's another. Here's another. Four times in five years. And I did it one more (last! please let it be the last!) time, y'all. I ...

Thankful Tuesday: It’s almost Christmas!

  Children singing “Away in a Manger” and sharing the stage with one of the best double bass players in San Francisco this past Sunday. I love my church. I’m thankful that we got to come back to a community here in SF that welcomes and loves us and confounds me with its teaching. I’m thankful for Christ Church ...

Thankful Tuesday: Adjustment and the Hope of Normal

[caption id="attachment_4915" align="aligncenter" width="516"] Yes, these are the empty (Empty!) boxes in our hallway...[/caption] Today is election day in the US and I know a good blogger would have something really meaningful to say about that. But today, I’m going to have to send you elsewhere for your meaningful ...

One Last Moving Day Post

We’re moving today. Are you so sick of me saying that? Me too. So, in honor of my mind and tasks being elsewhere, I’m giving you a hodgepodge of things I’m thinking about today:   The best things about eight weeks in two separate temporary homes: August finally getting to experience his dream come true: Stairs ...

Thankful Tuesday: Newness and Hope

After a day spent texting and checking on East coast friends and family, what a sweet thing to wake up and find all are safe. Also, the house we own (and rent out) in Philadelphia did not flood! (With its flooded past, that is a miracle, friends.) My sister-in-law Michelle's facebook posts. Love that girl. (PS She's ...

My big, scary moving fears (or, when God gives the good gifts)

I cried when we found out we were moving to San Francisco. I cried because we’d never be able to get August into a preschool in this crammed city packed with kids on waiting lists since their days in-utero. I cried because I had finally been able to afford a babysitter a few days a week in Austin, and I’d finally been ...

Thankful Tuesday: Dumpling Kings, Trader Joes, Little Boy Bow Ties, etc.

How do I count the ways this week? Old friends and the goodness of being “home” at our church in San Francisco A cozy, clean, comfortable temporary home My first trip back to the glory that is Trader Joe's. (I’ve missed you in my life TJ’s!) Texts and invitations and play dates and no time to sit around feeling ...