a little port de bras.

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I am the queen of excuses –I don’t have time right now, I have a bad knee, zero abs, lots of knots in my back. I don’t want to address all the baggage that may resurface from my once-upon-a-time dancer life if I dare to attempt a plié.  Besides, my kids need me, my renovation needs me....

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a new york minute! 60 seconds in some videos…

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we’ve been enjoying slowly chiseling away at our family’s summer bucket list! and in the process, i’ve been putting together little 60 second videos from some of our excursions from all of our iphone clips from the outing. my kids LOVE looking back at all of the videos our family has made over the years and it’s been good motivation to keep it up as they ask to watch them several times during the week....

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a video from london.

this week as i finished putting together this little video from our time in england, my heart just felt so heavy and i wasn’t sure if i should even go through with sharing the video on here at all. it’s footage of our favorite and happiest moments as a family experiencing and enjoying a city that is going through a lot of hurt and heartbreak right now....

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new “let’s chat!” video!

josh and i filmed a new “let’s chat” video (see all of them on my youtube channel here.) we talk about a few things we’ve found to have really strengthened our family life together (like how to make the best of our time together, being mindful of how we engage with others and ourselves around the kids, praying together out loud or building a safe place to express gratitude, and complimenting the things one does well regularly.) there are other things we wanted to get to, but of course this video is already 16 minutes long (sorry!)....

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decorating for christmas!

the most wonderful time of the year is here! we decorated for christmas the day after thanksgiving this year and made a little video, too! it was very sweet to see how excited all three of the kids were for our little christmas trees and i just love getting a chance to create traditions together based around the season....

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