First Podcast – The Glass House

Adam recently asked me to start a podcast with him. My first reaction was “HA! In what time?” Our lives are full to the brim, and starting a podcast hasn’t even been on my radar. But through some convincing from Adam and encouragement from others, I began to realize this could be a valuable ministry…

The Home as the Hub of Life on Mission

Our family is in the process of moving from one house to another, and I’m kind of feeling all the feels about it. There’s the nostalgia and twinge of sadness as we say goodbye to a house where we’ve made sweet memories and grown as a family, but there’s also the excitement about a new…

Reflections on 2016

I’ve had writer’s block for a year. Well, that’s not entirely true. So many thoughts have fluttered back and forth between my heart and head that have just never made it out through my hand. More often than not, my thoughts have found a page by necessity. Typically, it’s been impossible to keep them in….

What I want for you Most

To my boys…my little arrows…my warriors in training: I often think about what I want for you most.  Hopes deep within my soul turn into prayers poured  from my heart and oftentimes whispered from my lips throughout my days. Do I want you to have good health and talent and success and a life of…

The Beauty and Pain of Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day–an entire day set aside to acknowledge the irreplaceable role of “mother” and the invaluable work of “mothering” in its various forms. It is a day to honor and thank those who have given themselves to that essential, albeit challenging, work of mothering both in our own lives and in the…

2 months with Nate

Our Natey baby boy has been with us two whole months, and even though we’re still sort of stumbling through the newborn fog, we absolutely adore him. He is truly the sweetest baby. Rarely cries, sleeps well, and does not seem one bit bothered by his brothers’ wild antics, loud screaming, and inability to give…

Nate’s Birth Story

Our sweet Nathan Kenyon entered this world on December 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He came out pink, healthy, and screaming. His birth story is still surreal and surprising to me–so different from his brothers’ births. I want to record the details now while…

NKR

Naming a person can be a real challenge. Especially when that person is the third child of the same gender. We used our favorite boy name on our first son, and since then, we’ve had to think pretty hard to come up with boy names that we love just as much! After much deliberation and…

Baby Boy 3

Sweet Baby Boy #3, I’m glad we know it’s you in there. And I’m so glad YOU are the one God has for our family. A lot of folks seemed to think that we really needed a girl to go along with your two wild brothers, but God knew we needed you. And you need…

John Wicks turns 1!

John Wicks turned 1 on June 4, and we had a small party with family and close church friends on June 7. We gave JW a water table for his birthday, and it was a hit! The boys had a ball playing on the porch {supervised by my parents} while I got things ready for…

9 Months of John Wicks

Well. I’m just slightly behind on documenting the happenings of our family. John Wicks will be 10 months tomorrow, so this post will be {mostly} 9 month pictures with a combined 9-10 month update. And, as this is JW’s only baby book/scrapbook of sorts, prepare for picture overload.  The last few months have been full of…

Update: Baby Steps to Bounds

Just wanted to give a quick update about some minor changes to the blog. Both the name and web address have changed. You will still be able to access this website through the old address (adamandsarahrice.wordpress.com). However, it will reroute you to babystepstobounds.com. As far as I know, you shouldn’t have to make any adjustments…