Lisbon, Portugal :: Sprague Adventures


Lisbon was a special trip for us this year. It, like Helsinki, is often overlooked when tourists pick their travel destinations. That's unfortunate seeing as both cities have so much to offer. I don't think I realized how fantastic Lisbon was before actually setting foot there. I know now.

Life Lately :: March 2016


Oh March, you've been something. While we're only three-fourths of the way through, it's been a bit of a roller coaster month. The past few months have been their own sort of hard. As always, there's things to be grateful for. For starters,  I'm grateful the sun is shining and there are promises of warmer days in the few weeks ahead!

How We Named Them :: Eowyn & Elias


About four or so years ago, Ben and I were on a road trip. We were talking about the current soundtrack, sung by a band named after the lead singer "Eowyn," I commented how much I loved her (middle) name. He commented how much he loved the character in Lord of the Rings she was named after. We both concluded it was a beautiful.

unedited thought dump


Our life is in a bit of a whirlwind season. Ben is in the throws of overtime. Our kids are growing leaps and bounds and motherhood is doing its number on me. It is a season of trying to accomplish the bare minimum of food on the table and the kids in the bathtub somewhat frequently. We've got a good dose of hilarity and heavy. Kids pooping where they shouldn't, fights over legos. boogers. crushed up crackers. The usual. Shouldn't be too hard but yet it can be weary. I've all but given up the fight of peanut butter vs. couch. Guests be warned.