Lately, in photos & snippets

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We had a rare North Carolina snowfall last week.  The light that  fell through the trees, melting the heavy snow was beautiful.


My baby boy is now 4 months old.  I already miss the teeny-tiny newborn stage . . .

James Sink Bath

I love to bathe my babies in the sink.  This may have been James’ last sink bath because he is getting so big . . .

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All bathed and ready for bed . . .

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We had cousins come to stay overnight and Wynn enjoyed his first sleepover. . . I am looking forward to the day when my boys can both sleep in these matching twin beds. IMG_3857

My Wynn turns 3 years old in a few months.  How is that possible?  He is beautiful and has a beautiful heart. Yesterday he came running into my bedroom and said “Mommy, do you want to come read the bible about Jesus with me!?!?!?”  He was so excited.  Such a joy to me.

Those are some highights on our end . . . what is new on yours?


  1. Love the picture of your boys on those beds! I remember when you had those in your old new home and your nephews would come stay with you. Now you have your own little guys to fill them! I want a child so badly. I keep my nephews frequently too, it gives me hope that one day I will have my own little dream come true.

    • Oh Brooke, I will pray for you. It means a lot to me to know that I have readers who have been with me since my nephews were with us all the time . . . you are a blessing to me.

  2. Hi there! I’m a come-and-go reader. I love looking at your photography and haven’t been here since you painted your cottage floors. But I’ve visited randomly (over the years) and now I realize just how long I’ve been lurking. I remember right before Wynn was born! I thought I should say hello after 3 years. Thanks for the dose of beautiful pictures and encouragement as I stop by!

    • That’s awesome, Kara, I’m so glad you commented! It seems like Wynn was born yesterday, the time really does go by in the blink of an eye it seems . . .

  3. Erin, Ive been reading your blog since before you had Wynn, and love all your posts. But I think I might have missed something or gotten mixed up. When you left your last new/old house didnt you move to Michigan? I didnt realize you were living in NC. ( I remember when you newphews stayed with too ) Have a great day! Julie

  4. Can I just tell you that I burst into tears when I saw the photo of you bathing James in the sink? I’m not sure that I’ve *ever* seen a more gorgeous picture. What a beautiful motherhood moment to capture. Such gentle, nurturing love…

  5. That is such a wonderful experience, bathing the babies! As my mother-in-law told me once, “They clean up so beautifully!” And they do!
    Reading the comments reminded me of one of the sweetest experiences I had. It was when my sis-in-law who had never married or had children gave my newborn (surprise bonus baby/and my fifth) his first bath. We put a towel on the bottom of the tub filled with warm water and she washed him up while I watched over her shoulder. It was a very happy moment.
    Erin, reading your blog is a peaceful time out for me. I love being reminded of all the beautiful things there are in this world. It helps me be more grateful and happy. Even in all the intensity of life God gives us these sweet moments. He is so merciful! Thank you for all your work.

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