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Kung Fu Panda 3 Party

When Ethan turned 6, Kung Fu Panda 2 was out in theaters, so we did a Panda party complete with homemade fortune cookies, dumplings, panda cupcakes and a day at the movies. Here are links to making homemade fortune cookies and origami  throwing stars (the cake toppers). It was a fantastic party that was overshadowed by a summer of transition for us. […]

My Sheep Hear My Voice

Do you ever have those moments when life just seems to stand still? When you walk through it in slow motion? This happened to me recently on an impromptu trip to one of my favorite places, an amusement park in Pennsylvania. It is one that I grew up going to and so many of my childhood memories were made at […]

A Big Hero 6 Party

Our sweet Gibson was turning 6 (hard to believe!), so a Big Hero 6 party seemed like the obvious choice. As luck would have it, the movie was released on DVD the week of his party. And so the  planning began. Gibson has as many “girl”friends as boys, which simply meant that this had the potential to be a large […]

6 Reasons to Celebrate

Today our 3rd child, Gibson Beckett, turns 6! There are many causes for celebration in this, but it seems appropriate on this special day to share 6. Birthdays are a reminder that we always have reasons to celebrate. What are YOU celebrating today?!!   1. Unexpected blessings. Most people know that our fourth child was a complete surprise, but not many know […]

Praying for Boys

When they’re little—running to their next adventure with capes flying behind—boys don’t know how to guard their own hearts. When they’re older—pedal to the metal, and music blaring in the background—they sometimes forget about the importance of keeping their hearts safe from the world around them. But in all stages of life, moms can can do it for them—guard their […]