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Answered with heaven

It's already been more than a week since we said "Goodbye for now" to my lovely mother-in-law.We prayed for healing for her body here on earth, and after a three-year walk through a rare cancer and ultimately, a more acutely serious health event, the Lord answered that prayer for healing with heaven. It's been difficult for me to articulate this loss.She loved Jesus fiercely and she frequently talked about heaven and her excitement for it...

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An early May beach day

Several days ago, a friend texted a few of us, asking if we'd be up for a (Lake Michigan) beach day. The weather forecast showed warm--actually hot--temperatures and sun, and it was Nicholas' first day back in his office, so we said yes!The drive is one I always enjoy. Trees and more and more sand dunes as you head north toward the Lake. We arrived early, before 9AM, since this particular beach has minimal parking, seeing as it's the shortest walk to the sand...

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Life lately + Introducing Finn to family

It's been several weeks since Finn's arrival. I wrote about his birth story here, in case you missed it. I simultaneously feel like there is so much I want to share about life the last several weeks and so few moments to sit down and write. I'll do my best to share some goings-on from recent weeks below...

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Finn's birth story

I've been adding bits and pieces to this post for the last several weeks. Birth, and the arrival of a beautiful baby feel so sacred and I want to do it justice with my words. I shared Cooper's birth story back in 2019, and Finn's birth story feels equally precious, but very different. Here we go!About two and a half weeks before my due date, all three of us came down with the stomach flu...

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Creativity check and finished projects, spring 2022

It's been just about a month and a half since my last creative check in. A lot has happened in that time, most notably the arrival of our newest family member. In a flurry of last minute nesting, I finished a few projects, and in the wake of postpartum life and Nicholas home on parental leave, I've finished (and modified, more on that below) a couple more items. Completion of things will naturally be slower, of course, since our hands are more full these days, but I wanted to document and share what I've been working on...

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