December 15, 2017

At Home With My Boys

Since Malachi’s birth, I’ve barely cracked open this blog.

And for good reason.

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It wasn’t the easiest birth.  We had a little scare with him, too.  I will share more later; I’m almost ready.

Our 9th Son |

But the important thing now is that we’re home together.  All eleven of us.  He’s home with me.

Our 9th Son |

And I have been doing absolutely nothing except spending my time with each of the ten guys I’ve been so blessed with.  Together at home.


Levi and Malachi


These boys are just over the moon….


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And the thing I looked forward to for so long….  Just resting in my bed, with him snuggled against me.  Ah…the bliss.

Yes, these things that have been my top priorities:

  • snuggling with my brand new bundle of boy joy
  • talking a lot with my husband who’s been a rock at helping me process some things
  • eating family dinners together with all of us around the table
  • cuddling on the couch with a fire going
  • spending time talking with older boys
  • playing games together
  • playing the piano together
  • roasting marshmallows on cold, snowy days

There’s nothing better, honestly.  We have so much to be grateful for.  Truly.



  1. Maryann D. says:

    What lovely pictures and adorable boys! Congratulations and enjoy your family!

  2. Colleen says:

    What a gorgeous baby boy! Congratulations to you and your lovely family and I am so glad to see you looking so happy and content. Enjoy these precious moments.

  3. So happy for you and your family. I love the picture of your two boys together.

  4. Love it! ! So glad you have been able to just relax and get some great family time in 🙂

  5. Praise the Lord, such good and precious news. I am spending my winter in exactly the same way…picking at projects but spending LOTS of time with baby, sitting by the wood stove, and drinking lots and lots of tea. Nice 🙂

  6. So happy you are home safe & sound with your family now & enjoying one another!

  7. Love, love, love!!! 🙂

  8. Christie says:

    This world truly needs godly young men! THANK YOU for raising up these godly young men who will, I’m sure, be a blessing to the world. God has chosen you and your husband for this holy job. Thank you for embracing that and the awesome and serious responsibility that comes with it. I have 3 daughters and I pray for the godly young men that they will marry one day. I am so thankful for you and other mothers who are raising warriors who love the Lord!

  9. Katherine says:

    He is just adorable! Congratulations I am so happy for you and your sweet family! Staying home together is just what you all need. Enjoy all those snuggles!

  10. Dottie Robinson says:

    Looks like a very healthy, big baby boy.
    So glad you are able to just rest,. relax and enjoy you boys and the new addition.

  11. Please take care! You look so joyful and he is beautiful. Xoxo

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