Holland Grace

I have had some serious writer's block. I think that's what they call it? I've been writing, but not sharing. How very selfish, I know. I haven't written a full post since I got pregnant, a little because of all that goes with being pregnant and a little because of all the feels it brought. I have a lot of catching up to do, so where to start? No better than the present, and luckily I have a worthy subject.…


Dear Max, July 15th. Today you are one, baby boy. How that happened so quickly I will never know. This weekend we will celebrate all that is you - with your first cupcake with Nana, a party in "our" park with friends, and a day at the zoo. You will have fun and laugh and play your little heart out. It will be perfectly imperfect, just like all 364 days leading up to this point. (more…)

Max’s Baptism

Max was baptized on the second day of Christmas at Vredeskerk (Our Lady Queen of Peace)church. We started going to church when we arrived here, and it's a big, old, beautiful Catholic church in our neighborhood. A few small hitches...mostly that everything is in Dutch. (more…)

It’s a Boy!

Cast of Characters: meet Max Allen Tenney, our newborn son. He is a blessing that I will be forever thankful. Max made a grand entrance into this world, that is for sure. (more…)