I wrote this out on Facebook, then decided it deserved to be a blog post. Theodore turned 1 1/2 on Wednesday. It is hard to believe that we are now on the downhill slope of one year old. He is a happy little guy ...as long as you keep him well fed. At times it… Continue reading 18 MONTHS.
I have been slowly rearranging and decorating our house using the CoMi method by the Nester. You should get her book. Our current house is the biggest space I've ever had to decorate and arrange solo. When we moved in a year ago it felt overwhelming. Reading her book and using her method made it… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes v. 7
Each summer I find myself wanting to capture the moment, remembering my kids just as they are during the summer. It always seems like a time of transformation and maturing. For example, in this picture, Catherine looks like she's 10. When did she get so big that her legs reach the glove box? Catherine likes… Continue reading Summer kids
Andy is officially an R2 (a.k.a. a second-year resident). Hallelujah! There are still more years to go, but there are more years of training behind us than ahead of us, which is a good feeling. Last year I was not looking forward to med school graduation. It sounds crazy, I know. Fellow medical spouse friends… Continue reading So your spouse is going to be an Intern…
Another post from the drafts folder. I wrote this last year on the day Billy Graham died, February 21, 2018. One of the very first things I read, when I tuned into social media that morning, was the news of Billy Graham's passing. Despite never having met him or even attending one of his events,… Continue reading Legacies, Influences, & Billy Graham
Limiting screen time. Digital detox. Going unplugged. All of these ideas are buzzing concepts at the moment and they sound really good. I think most adults are now aware of how easily screens, the internet, and social media can suck away your time and enjoyment of life. Studies show that social media use is linked… Continue reading Attempting a Digital Detox in a Virtual Culture
I'm going through the blog archives and found this gem. Originally written in May 2016, it was just too fun not to publish. Look at baby Catherine! Catherine J. French Middle Bedroom, Little Red House on the Steep Hill Education YMCA Early Learning Center, Nursery Room Skills Sitting Smiling Work Experience Learning to sleep through… Continue reading A Resume Of Sorts
I read something on Instagram recently that continues to stick with me (I would link it, but darn you Instagram algorithm, I can't find anything twice) - the poster had asked her pastor whether it was better to put up your Christmas decorations early or late in the Advent season and he asked, "Is doing… Continue reading The one without Christmas decorations
Right now, I'm going through my blog drafts pile - finishing the ones that I want to publish and trashing the ones that need to be cleaned up. This was one that I felt needed to be saved even though all that I had written was three sentences. Last year at this time I was… Continue reading Reflections on Our Wedding Day
I always think it is fun to hear the story behind a name, so I thought it would be fun to share ours. We have two children, a daughter - Catherine Joy, and a son - Theodore David. A little backstory on us and child naming - we have been talking about child names since… Continue reading What’s in a name?