Jun 29 2016

Baby dolls, Paint Jobs, and Six Measly Books

By |2016-06-29T05:00:16+00:00June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|12 Comments

Sweet socks, eh? Years ago, I saved my allowance for a bath time baby doll. I must have been about nine, and I had to have that doll. The girls in the commercial with their strategically placed bubbles were having a blast with her; I would too. She came with robe, for relaxing after bath time; I would relax and wear my robe too. It would be amazing [...]

May 4 2016

Bubbles, Books, and I’m Finally Back

By |2016-05-04T08:25:11+00:00May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|50 Comments

So, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. It wasn’t intentional, but sometimes things happen, right? Let me catch you up. There was a trip to Nashville. I spent time with some amazing people. Josh played some expensive guitars. And the kids will remember only the bubble baths. Then there’s been sickness. I was afraid it was hitting me like it did this time last year. Remember the pneumonia? Two [...]

Mar 30 2016

Holiness, Sin, and Tapered-Leg Jeans

By |2016-03-30T07:40:24+00:00March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|10 Comments

I suspect God had to chuckle at himself a bit when he gave me two daughters right off the bat.  Payback would be sweet. My mother especially deserves a good stern handshake for surviving my teen years. Clothing was a major issue. In my 14-year-old brilliance, I was certain that those high-waisted pants and tapered-leg jeans she wore would never, ever in a thousand-bazillion years be in style, and therefore she [...]

Jan 13 2016

When the Grass Withers and the Milk Spills (Again)

By |2016-01-13T05:30:39+00:00January 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

So here I am today: at my favorite coffee shop, sipping my pretty beverage. Kid-free and with hours to spare. Just me and my computer. And I want to be home. And yesterday, in my comfortable, safe, lovely home, I complain at Josh—who endlessly chops wood and loads wood and carries wood so that we have wood to burn—that it’s only 68 degrees in the house and I need it [...]

Jan 6 2016

New Year, New Prayers, New Mice in the Pantry

By |2016-01-06T05:39:50+00:00January 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Oftentimes I write this blog at my favorite coffee shop. I seem to get inspired there, for some reason. Maybe it’s the white chocolate mocha that I pay entirely too much for or all the bouncy college girls in their leggings and messy-on-purpose hair that make me feel sort of  almost halfway slightly bouncy (though I can’t pull off the messy hair. And the leggings… just no.) But today I [...]

Oct 21 2015

The Tale of the Paci

By |2015-10-21T05:00:50+00:00October 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments

Just curious. Where were you last Saturday morning at about, say, 3 a.m.? Because I was stuck under Nate’s crib. It’s a long story. ~ Josh spends many an hour at the farmhouse, and I’m desperate to be involved. So desperate, in fact, that I will gladly scrape ancient wallpaper off the shiplap if it means that I can play even a tiny role in getting that house done and [...]

Sep 16 2015

Being Thankful: House Guts and All

By |2015-09-16T05:04:43+00:00September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|8 Comments

This won’t be long. I don’t have time for long these days. The kids and Josh and the dog and I have stuffed ourselves and our gobs of stuff into my parent’s house.  We are so very grateful for their hospitality, but we are on top of each other here and I’m questioning what kind of logic I was using when I brought along 14 pairs of shoes. Josh is [...]

Aug 12 2015

Protein, Paleo, and Those Evil Prime Numbers

By |2015-08-12T05:00:27+00:00August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|5 Comments

I have discovered something about myself over the last 23 days or so. I do not like being out of balance. It explains why I never much cared for teeter-totters and my general dislike for odd numbers. (The number 19 makes me shiver.) I want symmetry and even-ness. I want balance. And I want chocolate. So it was possibly the dumbest thing Josh and I have ever done when we [...]

Aug 5 2015

On God, Giveaways, and Several Pairs of Sunglasses

By |2015-08-05T05:00:17+00:00August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|26 Comments

Several weeks ago, we left the oven that was Arkansas and trucked our way down to Florida. The trip there and back—six of us stuffed in a minivan with four car seats, five (ridiculously large) pillows, 56 blankets (why??), sand pails, beach chairs, dirty diapers, crumbling cheez-its, a leaky radiator (hence: dodgy air-conditioning), a bloody nose or two, and a speeding ticket—was, well, mildly unpleasant. Doesn't look unpleasant, does [...]

Jul 8 2015

When Daddy says No

By |2015-07-08T05:00:48+00:00July 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|10 Comments

I was talking to Josh a few days ago and wondering aloud if my blog was becoming something of a health-and-wealth-er. You know, I write things that make people feel good and avoid writing about what might tick them off. (‘Cause the 15-year-old Hannah trapped in 32-year-old Hannah's body still wants you to like her, that’s why.) And since my intent with this blog is to make God and his [...]

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