Life in Lape Haven
Welcoming Isaiah: A Birth Story That Didn't Quite Follow My Birth Plan. Life in Lape Haven. I thought I was ready for the birth of our third child until things didn't go quite as planned. Thankfully, God is always in control, and His plans are even better than our own.

Welcoming Isaiah: A Birth Story That...

Looking at our sweet little boy as he sleeps beside me on the couch, it’s hard to believe that he is already two months old. It’s hard to believe that I haven’t really introduced him to you yet.  It’s hard to believe that I have sat down to...

Life in Lape Haven: What Will Be In My Hospital Bag? Labor, Deliver, & Postpartum Stay. With my experiences from two previous hospital deliveries, here's a list of what I'm packing for my labor, delivery, & postpartum stay in the hospital this third pregnancy.

What Will Be in My Hospital Bag?

So, here I am, sitting at about 38-1/2 weeks pregnant, knowing that both of our boys were born at exactly 39 weeks and that my doctor would prefer that this little guy follow that trend… and yet I still don’t have my hospital bag packed. With...

Life in Lape Haven: A Review of Roseanna White's Giver of Wonders: How a Christmas Tradition Began. Based on the tales of the real, historical St. Nicholas, Roseanna White weaves a story of faith, love, and self-sacrifice into a Christmas novel for all year long.

A Review of Roseanna White’s GIVER OF...

A few years ago, our family started observing St. Nicholas Day (December 6) as part of our yearly Christmas traditions because it gave us a chance to spotlight the more factual history of the man who used his life and resources to serve God and...

Life in Lape Haven: Tried It Tuesday: DIY Hand-Lettered Wooden Sign. One of the projects I wanted to complete for decorating our boys' new combined room was this DIY Hand-Lettered Wooden Sign featuring a scripture that fits their "adventure" theme. Here's how I made this wall art at home.

Tried It Tuesday: DIY Hand-Lettered Wooden...

Earlier this school year, right about the time we were making plans to move Josiah out of the nursery and into Elijah’s room, I got a text from Elijah’s teacher about his school work for the day. She was very excited about something he had...

Life in Lape Haven: Inexpensive Crafts that Make Great Christmas Gifts for Grandparents. We've made it a holiday tradition for our boys to make something special for their grandparents' Christmas gifts each year. These are some of our favorite DIY craft ideas.

Inexpensive Crafts that Make Great Christmas...

Ever since Elijah’s second Christmas, when he was old enough to “help” a little, we’ve made it a holiday tradition to have the boys make something special for their grandparents’ Christmas gifts each year. We want our children to take an active...

Life in Lape Haven: The Best Thing I've Gotten for Myself This Pregnancy: BabyBellyBand Maternity Support Belt. After a month of wearing a BabyBellyBand maternity support belt, here's a review of my experience wearing it, how it has helped with varicose veins, swelling, and other pregnancy discomforts, and a coupon code for you.

The Best Thing I’ve Gotten for Myself...

As a mom of two, when I found out I was pregnant with our third child, I figured I knew what I was getting into. For the most part, I was right. My experiences with my previous two pregnancies were pretty good preparation for what I was going...