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“But this is what I'm finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I'm waiting for, for that adventure, that movie-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets - this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of us will ever experience.” - Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines

This precious family of mine... they are as good as it gets.  

Real People with Real Stuff 

Laughter and Tears

Family Award Ceremonies

Stovetop Hot Cocoa

Insane Amounts of Cake and Pasta

Crying Babies and Tired Adults

Overnight Flights Across the Country

Matching Pajamas

Debates and Conversations

Movies and Games

Cousin Bonding

All the Coffee

Raclette Sandwiches and Dunkel Beer

Christmas Morning Chaos

Clip on High Chairs

This is the good stuff.  These are the moments I want to hold onto.  When it feels like life is harder than I would prefer, I want to hold onto these times together and remember my home team and that they are always in my corner.

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