The Birth of Theophilus Wells Novak

Theophilus Wells Novak Born on December 15th, 2016 at 11:30pm into the arms of Jesus I felt very protected from miscarriage. I had felt baby loss, but not of my very own. I did fear it, though. For whatever reason, God, in his sovereignty and still-goodness and all...

First Trimester Life

Hi friends! I’m so excited to be pregnant, and really want to document this pregnancy in a different way than I did with Evie. The different seasons of life are so significant – introspective and private with her, and lots of sharing our story and joy with...

Strawberry Jam

  This writing is from one year ago, after we had celebrated our 1st anniversary in Seattle. Evie was 2 months old. ♡ “I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important...

Almost 100 Fun Things Evie and I like to Do Everyday

More than anything, my motherhood journey is refining me to be ingrained with this: the goodness is what is right before me. I have choices (I always did). I can sink in the vastness, in the feeling that this might swallow me whole, or swim in the beauty and knowing...

Our Week in Pictures!

We had a really fun, hard week this week. Last weekend was busy with Father’s Day festivities (so thankful we can be here), and Monday was a little hard to jump right into. But it was still good! I felt like we kept falling down and getting back up pretty much...