01 June 2018

Ronald McDonald House Fun

The RMH was a wonderful place to stay in Auckland. It is set up a lot like a hotel with a large shared kitchen, play room, common area and playground. We also got a tour of the cardiac ward at Starship Children’s Hospital, where Baby May need surgery around 4-9 months. 

17 May 2018

Baby Shupe

Meet our sweet Baby Shupe! I was shocked how clear this little one’s face appeared when the tech offered to try a 3D image. What a beautiful sneak peek. 

24 September 2016

Hymn Study


Hymn study has long been a frustration for me in doing as part of school. Lately we've been listening to the first two sections of Simply Charlotte Mason's Hymn Study book in the morning during chores. We listen off of YouTube and I try to keep a verse to find on our whiteboard. The boys like trying to find it first, and the lyrics are so encouraging. Can you name this hymn? ;)

17 September 2016


That would be ball one... 
A hit!
Rounding the bases...
Tough guys in outfield

Somehow cricket will never replace baseball in this family. ;) 

Tunnel house

We are all so geeked to get planting in this!! 1 of 2 is up thanks to Andrew and wee helpers! 


 Jonathan spotted a Tui in our yard Friday morning. They have unique white tufts on their chests and vibrant songs. We were excited to catch a Kiwi Classic in our own yard! 

06 September 2016


 Woke up to three new little calves outside my window this morning.
 This little one loves animals a heap. Sounded just like a chicken when he called by them today! 
 The hens come running when Abraham bikes to them. They love their scrap man. 
Just next to our chooks. Open space needs protecting in this family, too. Time to breathe in His huge Creation and give each other room to run.

The heavens declare the glory of God...