It’s super early Thanksgiving morning and I actually have a few minutes alone to prep for the day. I took the turkey out of the freezer a few days late which necessitated a cold early morning bath to finish defrosting it. So as soon as I finished nursing Clara around 4 I filled the sink … More Thankful

Dark Places

For the past few weeks I’ve had a heavy, internal countdown happening in my brain. Just 6 weeks left… Just 4 weeks left… Just 3 weeks left… And today, it’s just 2 weeks left. Lately anyone I’ve run into who’s made the mistake of asking “How’s it going? How’s baby Clara?” has been greeted with … More Dark Places

She’s Here!

  Clara Mae Kasky 9 pounds 2 ounces 21.5 inches 5:14 am Sweet Clara Mae arrived on Saturday, September 3 in the wee hours of the morning. Her birth was completely different than I expected and nothing like that of our other three children. She came out whole and perfect, if a bit purple at … More She’s Here!

This is the House

We’re down to our last week in our house on Bainbridge Island. We still don’t have a new buyer and while we’re moving our stuff out, we don’t have any definitive answers about exactly where and when we’ll be moving our stuff back in. It’s not a place I enjoy being. Certainty and clear paths … More This is the House

The First Year

Two weeks left and I am happy to say I think we survived our first year. Living the life of international teachers is amazing-the travel, the new experiences, and the amazing schools, but it is also wrought with challenges and obstacles that, although chosen, are not easy. When you make the decision to leave one … More The First Year

Here We Are

If you’d asked, I would have quickly told you this wasn’t the story I wanted to tell. It didn’t fit with my plan. My vision. All the things I thought I wanted. But it’s the story I am bound to tell. The story that was chosen for me, for my family, by someone infinitely smarter … More Here We Are