Thank You Oakwood Elementary


Since 2005 {except for a 2 year break when we lived in North Carolina} a TeSelle kid has been a student at Oakwood Elementary. Today marks the end of that milestone. Eden will finish 2nd grade today. Yes, she’s still in elementary school but she will move over to River Valley Elementary {right next door!} […]

When I Have Crossed the Bar


Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, […]

Your Response Matters


Fascinating photo, right? But stop & take a minute to read this post despite the ugly photograph. This is a picture of a crack in my fender above my front tire on the drivers side. Earlier this week I was driving home after dinner with a dear friend when an idiot decided to sideswipe my […]


winter trees plane trails

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life…to work with your hands.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11 Make. Lead. Quiet. Work. Serve. Help. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 That’s our family goal for 2015. To be QUIET. You’re […]

The One Place That Has Taken Me the Longest to Call Home

the truth about home

I had a revelation as I was driving to the grocery store earlier this week thinking about my 3rd born. His 10th birthday was a few days ago and we moved to Lemont when I was 8 months pregnant with him. That means we have lived in Lemont for 8 years {I know what you’re […]