December 5, 2016
how the sheaffers do disney

Not bad for having a newborn. That's what I keep thinking about our latest trip to Disneyland. We rode everything on our list(s) - and then some. If you've ever gone on a leisurely walk with Tim or I, you know that we are naturally fast walkers. At least that's what people have told us. Fortunately, […]

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October 7, 2016
baby in the house

It's been six weeks and our baby boy has barely been put down. He gets transferred from arm to open arm - snuggled in a variety of poses, smattered with kisses. At night, he sleeps in the crook of my arm - our breathing in symmetry. In the morning, the girls and I stand over […]

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October 3, 2016
my own little zuo yuezi

Last night at 8pm, I was laying on our bed, between the white sheets - nursing the baby. Tim had just said evening prayers and tucked in the three older girls. "Check on me in three minutes," they chirped down the hall to him. "I will," he answered. A few moments later, I heard the tnk-tnk […]

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September 17, 2016
Birth Story of Our Baby Boy

At 3:37am on a Thursday morning, I woke up with the chills. As my body was overtaken by gentle shaking and I lay on my side, I knew today would be the day. "We're going to have a baby today," I whispered to Tim across the bed as my contractions began in short order. He […]

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September 13, 2016
Dear K, 10 years old

Dear K, I wanted so desperately to make your double-digit birthday special. Ten, after all, is something special. As you put it, you have now lived an entire decade. Ten more of the same and you'll be twenty - in college or married or traveling the world. When I look back, I have no regrets […]

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June 22, 2016
Dear Tim, 36 years old

Dear Tim, When you slipped a ring on my finger fourteen and a half years ago, I had no hesitation. None. "'Til death due us part" seemed much too short even then. You have only gotten better with age - smarter, funnier, wiser, and more successful. A man of projects, you have the very unique […]

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