Missing Out

—Brian— Lately I’ve been thinking about stuff I have missed out on at times in my life.   Stuff from childhood, high school, college... Stuff from being married, from being a parent... Stuff from being a son, a brother, a friend... This isn’t the first time I’ve reflected back at parts of my life and... Continue Reading →

Sifting

—Anna-Marie— On our way back from a family vacation in Gulf Shores, we decided to take a little side adventure to a small town in Northern Georgia. Dahlonega, Georgia (pronounced by locals as “Duh-LON-iga”—I kept saying “DAHL-uh-nayga Nights” in my head…) is the site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush. It’s a beautiful town.... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts on “Vacation”

—Brian— Definition #1 Vacation (noun) - an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling For me, vacation has always been just as much stressful as it has been relaxing. How do I best fit the stuff in the car to maximize the room? Where do I stop to get... Continue Reading →

Kicking the Bucket

—Brian— Some people develop a “bucket list," a list of things they want to accomplish before they “kick the bucket.” I’ve never made a bucket list. However, some years back, I started to develop what I called the “Anti-Bucket List.” My Anti-Bucket List was a growing list of things that I said I would never... Continue Reading →

Bookending

(Evolution of Date Night--Part 2) We wrote this one together. Brian is in orange. Anna-Marie is in green. —Brian— One area that had changed greatly with the addition of our second child, Tobin, was our morning and night routine.   With our commitment to have Anna-Marie drive two hours to take to Tobin to school... Continue Reading →

Evolution of “Date Night”

—Brian and Anna-Marie— We decided to write this week’s post together. We’ve used font colors for clarity. (A-M is green. B is orange). —Brian— When Anna-Marie and I got married, we waited a long time before we had kids. We knew we wanted to adopt to start our family and we weren’t ready to do that... Continue Reading →

On Breathing

(and yoga) —Anna-Marie— I've heard talks and read different things about Yahweh (the name God gave himself to Moses) being breath... that when you say "Yahweh" as it is written in Hebrew, it actually comes out as breath. Many take this deeper, believing that when we breathe in and out it is a sacred act, that the... Continue Reading →

Letting Go

—Brian— Ok… I’m going to admit it. I watched the Disney movie Tangled… And I liked it. Mainly I liked the movie because of the lantern festival scene that takes place near the end of the movie. Again admitting... I got a little teary-eyed when the first lantern reflected in the water and then all... Continue Reading →

“How did it get like this?”

—Anna-Marie— The truth is, I already knew the answer before I asked the question: we’d been in survival mode. For a long time. Let’s just first acknowledge how embarrassing it is to lead with the picture above. For so many, many reasons. Right? But that’s kind of the point. In the tippiest, toppest room of... Continue Reading →

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