Bella Bunhead

Last Thursday night was a hard night for our little Bella Bunhead. It was her last class at the studio she has been dancing at for the past two years, before recital week. Her desire to dance has far exceeded what we can financially sustain for her at this particular studio, so we all made


When statistics have names

The last few days I have grown increasingly leery of opening up my email. Because there I know  are waiting dozens of heart breaking stories from sexual abuse victims. Stories that are saturated with broken trust from the people that should have been their protectors. Stories of innocence being completely ripped away. Stories of families


Chili Cheese Dip

Summer’s in Minnesota mean lots of cookouts and dinners at the lake. Our family tries to spend as much time as we can outside, which means that I am always looking for fun and EASY snacks to bring with us so feed my ever hungry family. The yummier, and quicker is superior in our opinion.


Sweet Slumber

  2am… I hear her soft shuffles on the hardwood floor, and then ever so quietly she lifts the covers off the bed, and climbs in next to me. She shifts her tiny frame towards mine, and molds her arms and legs around me. Tucking her head under my chin, she exhales a comforted sigh,