Thursday, March 25, 2010


I've REALLY needed a creative outlet for a long time now... seems that work always comes first... but as summer approaches and grading papers comes to an end I JUST may find I have time to CREATE!
I grew up in a home where gluing pipe cleaners to construction paper and making little dolls out of yarn and foam balls was the norm. It's time to get back to my roots.
So I whipped up this hat and one other in about 30 min at my mom's house the other day... It is a VERY shabby version of that hats that I hope to make this summer.


Friday, November 06, 2009


Sunday, October 04, 2009

For You Moms & Dog Owners Out There.

Have you heard of this blog?
It's been around for awhile - I discovered it this summer.
It's too cute.

Check it out.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

29 weeks!

Never thought I'd actually be doing this... but I couldn't help it. Meet our little girl... just 29 weeks. :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

summah time.

I'm a bad blogger.
Thought I'd add a few pictures of OUR LIFE lately.

Above: Hot husband.
Below: Had a baby shower. I can't believe I'm having BABY SHOWERS! It's too weird.

Above: Baby bump - Sneaky picture taken by GRANDMA!
Below: Typical Elk Rapids vacation behavior.

Had another great time up north with friends. (We have cool friends). Is Ella the cutest or what?!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Crazy Saturday!

A rainy, cool, and windy race MORNING turned into a beautiful afternoon. Kris ran 21 min. FASTER this year than he did during last year's 25K Riverbank Run!!!! 2:05.

Then after a quick shower and wardrobe change it was off to his graduation ceremony.

Congrats Kris My Love! You're amazing.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Although we have a LOOOOOONG way to go before we meet our little belly dweller... I can't help but think and think and think about what to name him or her... And I can't come up with a name that I REALLY love.
So I guess what I'm saying is... Any ideas???
I'd love to hear 'em.

- Lea

Sunday, April 12, 2009

our trip to the islands.

It was one of those vacations you NEVER wanted to end. Right after we got home I wanted to go back.
Snorkeling on our first day in the keys... can you tell by the intense glow of our white skin? :) Kris met a sting ray on this expedition.

Kayaking through the mangrove forests... it was so beautiful there are no words to describe it.

It was so great to spend so much time with Andy and Sadie and their girls. Got to spend a lot of time with Tim and Sarah and their kids too!

We already can't wait to go back.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Kris said, "God must really love our kids because he keeps on taking them to be up there in Heaven with Him really really fast."

We found out this afternoon that baby "B" didn't make it. Which was a total blow - after having seen the little buggers heart beating 2 weeks ago... it was terribly tough news to take.

The good news is... Baby "A" is doing really well! :) So far... (It's so hard to be positive after so many disappointments).

What do you think those little tiny babies are going to be like in Heaven? Anyone who's ever had a miscarriage probably wonders that at some point. :) I can't wait to meet ours!

Grace and Peace.
- Us.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2 plus 6 equals 8!

We already have a pretty big family... with 3 dogs and a cat...

This fall it's going to get a whole lot bigger and a whole lot crazier.

Kris and I watched and heard two tiny little hearts beating this morning on an ultrasound monitor. Do you realize what this MEANS?!


Of course now we're just praying that these two little people stay healthy so that we can meet them both!

Thank you thank you thank you for all of the prayers. We love you.