Don’t Miss It.

Don't Miss It.


It is easy for the summer to fly by in a frenzy of activity, and yet miss the very moments that will someday mean the most to us. I don’t know about you but I want to spend most of my time doing things that will matter for years to come. Especially in blogland where inspiration abounds, it is easy to get caught up in the amazing makeovers and creative projects and nearly forget the people around us. I don’t want that to happen in my life.

A couple of summers ago, my kids and I spent a day together just being tourists in and around our new “hometown.” We had the best day ever visiting a wildlife preserve, enjoying the beauty of Hood Canal and ending the day in Port Townsend (Washington).

On the way back to the car at the end of the day, my three kids walked hand in hand down the side walk in front of me. Well, my girls walked. My son tends to hop or leap in the air. It was a rather ordinary sort of moment, but I have to tell you — I got completely choked up seeing them all together like that.

I’m over at (in)courage, sharing this tender moment with my kids…and what it means to me. Would you come share your tender summer moments?

Meet Jack.

Meet Jack.

So, yeah, you might have seen on Facebook that we have a 10 week old Goldendoodle puppy.

I’m thinking most people think we were bit crazy to get a puppy now, but that is kind of how we roll at our house.

I guess you would say we are the kind of people who get a puppy even though it seems like it “isn’t best time for that.”

Meet Jack.

A few weeks ago our girls decided that their younger brother, who just turned 11, needed a puppy. I was thinking, yeah, sure, Winston is 16 now so yeah, we could start thinking about a puppy. Next year when things settle down a bit. Yes, sure. Let’s plan it out so we’ll be all ready, NEXT YEAR. We’ll fence in our yard and THEN we’ll get a puppy. Yes.

Right now we have pallets crashing boom banging on my deck and paint flying off of ladders and we are busy relaunching our church this fall in the new building. We’ve got lots to do.


Meet Jack.

And now, we have Jack. So, yeah.
We kind of adore him.


I rest my case.

Meet Jack.