And I Am Thankful

Gabby Barrett- The Good Ones He’s a phone call to his parentsHe’s a Bible by the bedHe’s the t-shirt that I’m wearingHe’s the song stuck in my HeadHe’s solid and He’s steadyLike the Allegheny runsHe knows just where He’s goingAnd He’s proud of where He’s from One of the good onesHe’s one of the good…

reblog: finding joy

TO MY KIDS, YOU ARE NOT A PRODUCT OF DIVORCE by Rachel Marie Martin It’s taken me six years to be able to have the courage to write this letter. I think six years is a good number, a good indicator of time, of seasons passing and new seasons beginning.  In the beginning months after your…

family pictures 2019

It is no secret I have a slight obsession with family pictures. I have made efforts to have some pictures taken of my crew, both together and individually, yearly or biyearly since the beginning of being a mom more than 13 years ago.I won’t tell you this time wasn’t different. It was very different.It felt…

Cabin for Christmas

This past Christmas we decided we had enough STUFF (and not enough SPACE) and opted for Experiences over Presents.And it was the best time. We rented a cabin in the Great Smokey Mountains. On Christmas morning, the kids opened items that correlated to the experience; ie a new play magic wand to go with MagiQuest…

Merry Everything

My home is full. Full to bursting. With people. Children. Lights. Food. Games. I have had years where my heart grieved the loss of my family of origin. And there are days I still do, at the very least, grieve for what might have and should have been. I deeply love several of my siblings…

Summer of BIG things

My kids are growing up. Yeah, yeah, I know; that’s what they do. But this past year and especially this summer has displayed just how much they’re growing up! It’s so much fun to see them seek adventure and do new things. I love watching them become the people God has made them to be….

Vaca! (Still trying to catch up the blog😝)

It’s been way too long since we Ritter’s have seen an ocean. But this year, we made it to the coast! The hours of boogy boarding and sand eating (oh, Maggie!) we spent were well worth the drive all the way to Florida. If you know me at all, you know I’m a terrible traveler:…

Meet Maggie and Abe

So sorry ’bout it, but you’re so behind. Maggie and Abe were born March of 2017 and we met them on their 30th day in the NICU. As I write this, Miss Magnolia sleeps beside me (which is where she always sleeps in case you’re wondering) for her nap and Mister Abraham is playing with…

Y’all, I’m a terrible, awful blogger

Anyway, since the last post waaaay too long ago, so much has happened. In fact, The Ritters Six grew to Ritter Party of 8 in 2017. Seriously this last year has been the greatest year!