Bear Mountain Griz

Bear Mountain Griz

Monday morning we lost our sweet baby boy. We have been more sad than I can say.

We were so excited to meet him. We were so proud of our boy. We felt our family was at last complete. We were already daydreaming of bunk beds and the wrestle-snuggles only little boys can give.

But he came and went in the night. And we already miss him.

A few weeks ago I wrote of our joy and I said we would never be the same. I knew then that statement could cut both ways. I hoped never to be on this side of it.

I never wanted to write this update, never wanted to live all these reversals. But I will thank God for our son, and I will celebrate him in life and death.

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It’s a…


It’s a boy!

We are so excited!

Of course, we would have been grateful either way. But I must admit I’m pretty pumped it’s a boy. That’s what I kept picturing, and I like the symmetry and logistics of that. Now B and I won’t be outnumbered. :)


Nine Years

Fun in the sun this summer.

Nine years ago today I married my lovely, wonderful, brilliant, artistic, funny, adventuresome Jess.

Nine years in I am so thankful for every day with my friend.

Nine years in I want to testify to God’s goodness and grace in bringing us together.

“House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.” Proverbs 19:14

She is definitely my better half.

Passy Down

Our youngest daughter said goodbye to her passy this week.


I was all for it. The time had come. But when it came, I felt a bit sentimental and even sad.

We snipped the passy so it felt uncomfortable in her mouth. She took one suck and handed it right back. She said, “Passy broken.” And with that, we put it away. Simple enough. Kinda.

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