Ten years ago, I spent a summer studying in a picturesque French city, exploring châteaux, and eating pains au chocolat. But what really made it the best summer ever was establishing enduring friendships. Continue reading The best summer ever
We don’t need to wait — indeed, we shouldn’t wait — until a new year to make needed changes in our lives. Continue reading ‘By the patience of hope and the labor of love’
Fiona was having a hard time sleeping without her pacifier. So she prayed and found the help she needed. Continue reading An early testimony of prayer
An email update sent Tuesday, 13 May 2014, by Susan to family members about our giant, happy four-month-old in the dinosaur pajamas. Continue reading Heeeeeeeere’s Colin!
I’m used to cozy clothes in cool weather. But warm weather has its benefits, too. Continue reading Seven days in sunny June
Peace with Peter Once, when Fiona was about two, she was having a meltdown and was so angry at Mama that she wouldn’t speak to her. So Mama picked up Peter (from The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats) and started talking to Fiona about what was bothering her. Fiona sat in Mama’s lap for a few minutes having a conversation with Peter. It really … Continue reading Memories with Fiona’s friends (of the stuffed sort)
A dancing squirrel puppet leaped up in front of Fiona — and right into her heart. Continue reading A squirrel named Dinky
The 2016 edition of our annual Christmas letter to family and friends. Continue reading Our annual Christmas letter, 2016
All we had to go on was a name, a street, and a postal code. But sometimes when things seem like they’re not working out, that’s exactly how they’re supposed to work out. Continue reading My favorite mission story
As we ponder the questions of whom and how to honor, our varied answers should lead us through the principles of respect, affection, and forgiveness to charity, or the pure love of Christ. Continue reading To hono(u)r
The 2015 edition of our family’s annual Christmas letter to loved ones, looking back on our lives in a year whose biggest event was the arrival of a new member of our family, a little boy named Heath. Continue reading And then there were five
The 2015–16 New York City public schools calendar in Google Calendar—which you can add to your own Google Calendar (or whatever your preferred online calendar is). Continue reading New York City public schools calendar in Google Calendar
A few people have asked us how we keep track of when our children’s teeth come in. Well, here’s our solution, and we’re sharing it with you. Continue reading Create your own personalized ToothTracker
I normally don’t feel the need to speak out about statements issued by my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But that statement on Monday, 27 July 2015, about the Boy Scouts of America’s policy change? I’m sorry, but it was just stupid. Continue reading Mormons and Scouting: It comes down to this?
Fiona imparts some of the wisdom she’s gained on travels with Mama and Daddy. Continue reading The toddler that travels