Springtime and Sustaining Mercies

It all happened in the span of a few hours. I had been eating strawberries and rice for dinner for several days and was convinced I had a stomach bug. Devynn was convinced of a different theory that I was determined not to entertain . . . at least until I had put Iva to…

Family Update | 4/22/21

I have taken a break from blogging since the turn of the new year to focus on things in our life and home and hearts that need more attention, and to say things have been chaotic would be an understatement! Nonetheless, I can’t keep away from writing forever, so here I am with a brief…

Brief Family Update | 12/10/20 | Another Season Of Change

What a year! At the Hageman home we have had our first baby, moved to two different states, changed jobs, joined a new church, and started school all in the span of the past ten months. What our life looked like in January seems like it happened in a dream. Another world. Not much of…

Update | 7/29/20 | Settling In

If you’ve been keeping up with our updates over the past three or four months, you’ve seen us in a massive (and seemingly never-ending) season of transition. Just to recap: Our first child, a girl, was born in late February. Two weeks after her birth, COVID-19 lockdowns were enforced in our state Facing the end…

Birth Story (& Photos)

I’ve been trying to sit down and write this in increments for two months now, though I haven’t tried too hard since, one, taking care of a newborn is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done, and two, my labor and delivery of Iva Jane was so smooth and uneventful it kind of seems boring…

Update . . . From Kansas | 4/24/2020

Along with the rest of the world, we Hagemans are trying to figure out what life is supposed to look like in the midst of a pandemic (as well as the arrival of a newborn). We had been planning to move to Colorado in April of 2020 from northern Virginia since last summer; but as…