Sunday, September 25, 2011

it's official

My mother has declared she is team Jacob 100%.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011



Saturday, September 17, 2011

things my mom says...

I could create a blog devoted only to things my mom says.

This morning I folded a scarf and put it on my head, like this...
Mom: "Well aren't you a fashion plate!"
Dad: "What does that mean?"
Mom: "She's a plate of fashion! Yum! Serve it up!"

I'm off to take Sammy for a walk and stop at some garage sales around the neighborhood.

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


It's not difficult for me to love my ("my") students. Each one of those 4th graders is funny, adorable, or both. They are full of life and ideas and stories to tell me. Sometimes I get caught off guard by how deep this love for them is growing, and I know it is only because of Jesus. I want to love these kids more intentionally. I want to never cease praying for them, even and especially when I'm walking around the classroom while they are doing independent work. We have a "moment of silence" after the pledge of allegiance everyday and you better believe my heart is not silent for those few seconds. They are all so precious and my heart's desire is that Jesus would draw each of them to Himself. Lord draw them close to you!

Here's some Gungor: