part 2 | Flagstaff, AZ + the Grand Canyon

Always there is something worth saying about glory, about gratitude. ― Mary Oliver, What Do We Know Arizona felt like a blip, a brief moment in our journey. Crossing another time-zone, we arrived to our… Continue reading

Part 1 | Santa Fe, New Mexico

When I got to New Mexico that was mine. As soon as I saw it that was my country. I’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted me exactly. It’s something… Continue reading


“This is not our home,” Mark told the kids, pointing to the house we’d lived in the last seven years — the only house they have known or remember. It was Thanksgiving weekend… Continue reading


I said “I am falling”; but your constant love, oh Lord, has held me up. — psalm 94:18 Sometimes life is so busy, so hard, I feel I might be consumed by it.… Continue reading

inspiration no. 2

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 We’ve been renovating the three bathrooms here, at one point leaving the 10 (9 potty-trained) inhabitants here with one shared bathroom to use — yikes!… Continue reading

spilled milk | friend

As infants and young toddlers you began categorizing the world and the relationships around you. “Say mama” or “say dada” we would chime in the soft, high-pitched tones we had sworn never to… Continue reading

on the table | simple salad edition

As I’ve mentioned before, I love delicious food but must keep it simple for our lifestyle right now. Here’s another simple salad I made recently. Seven ingredients put together in less than 30… Continue reading

a brief mid-day hike

As I brushed my teeth the other day, I noticed my shirt was inside out. This is how life feels right now, the same shape and design only with all the frayed threads… Continue reading

on the way

there is a day when the road neither comes nor goes, and the way is not a way but a place. -wendell berry (via) We have been packing boxes and emptying walls and… Continue reading

spilled milk | sleep

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.  ― Arthur O’Shaughnessy, Ode We snuggled up in my bed for an afternoon nap last week, a rare (and delightful) occurrence these days. With… Continue reading

{preschool} at home

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 In every case, the remedy… Continue reading

spilled milk | experience

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ― John Muir I often wonder what you all… Continue reading

inspiration no. 1

swing | paper cranes| chalkboard wall | water colors As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we sold our home. What I didn’t mention is we are moving in with my sister (Kristen), brother-in-law… Continue reading

on the table | simple salads edition

I’ve always prioritized eating well and exercise, but somehow in the busyness and stress of this last year I’ve noticed a few poor eating habits sneaking into my (and the kids’) routine, the… Continue reading

spilled milk | mess

I’m thrilled (and honored and any other exciting adjective) to announce my invitation to collaborate on this beautiful project, Spilled Milk.  “Spilled Milk is a collaborative photography blog, featuring a collection of photographs… Continue reading