Category Archives: teenagers

conversations with teenagers. oh the places you’ll go.

this past weekend surely should win an award for most interesting conversations with my girls. i’m throwing no oneView full post »

happy girls are the prettiest~ audrey hepburn

if i had to choose one word to describe emi, it would be a close tie between loyal & happy.  she’s honestlyView full post »

new beginnings

  we’ve been celebrating new beginnings around here lately. high school graduations, internships &View full post »

my love:hate with may

i love may. i hate may. well that’s a little harsh but COME. ON. is may the nuttiest, busiest, full of fun eventsView full post »

thoughts on parenting & great oaks for HIS glory

last night we celebrated our seniors at church. a huge bunch of creative kids who truly SHINE, not just in theirView full post »

reflect jesus to them

“i effing hate you. you mean nothing to me. you’re not my real mama. i want to tear up the adoption papersView full post »

the bookends & imagine dragons

savannah was 8 years old when caroline was born. not only does savannah exhibit true first born characteristics, i guessView full post »

be the heroine

i’ve never done sad very well. i can still remember our family room in nashville. dark wood paneling. tv on theView full post »

looking through a new lens

it’s 8pm here on NYE. i’m in my funky yoga pants, a rhinestone studded sweatshirt & my new jcrewView full post »

emi in the middle & a gift for your teenager

for all you young mamas, i will tell you, that toddler who is wearing you out and is learning to shout say sweetly &#View full post »

i wish i had an emily in my life when i was 17

august 23. 1996. i brought sweet emi home from the hospital late that afternoon. she was born the evening prior –View full post »

a lighthouse

buenos días! it’s so funny that after writing a greeting to you in spanish i just sit here, thoughts all spinningView full post »

who do you think you are?

sunday dan, madi & i went to passion city church. i realize it’s confusing and hard to follow but we are veryView full post »

the delicate dance

courtney’s blog is a continual source of encouragement. heck. courtney is a continual source of encouragement.View full post »

it’s a big day around here

i’ve mentioned before that this has been a mighty tough year for madison. not only is the junior yearView full post »