Hello Mauston.

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I interrupt my regularly scheduled blog post and the content of this blog to bring to you an update of our lives. As most of you know, we relocated our family at the beginning of July to be closer to our family. The 200 mile move was just what our hearts needed. The events of the last two weeks, however, have been not so welcoming. Read More

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Five More Minutes.

J_20140818_0081BWDo you all know that Scotty McCreery “Five More Minutes” song? Oh man did the lyrics hit me pretty hard the other day. Every time Jackson hits my last nerve or frustrates me, I try to tell myself there will come a time in my life when I will have wished I had five more minutes with him as a little boy. Then I looked at him and realized he is not little anymore and I am already wishing I had five more minutes of him being little. Read More

Father’s Day.

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Hey, did you know there was this holiday, it sort of is a big deal in June. It is called Father’s Day. Well, in the midst of our family move, my office move, being away from home practically every weekend, I somehow “overlooked” the significance of it. And for that I am sorry. Read More

Well, Pewaukee, that’s a Wrap.

2018-07-06 12.44.016 years we gave this city, and it was a good run, but now we are heading back to small town Wisconsin where we can raise our country loving boy surrounded by family and friends. It wasn’t an easy decision and it isn’t to “improve” our careers but it certainly is the right decision.

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Camping.2018- Heather’s Response

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Y’all, I can’t even begin to express what Heather means to me and this response only magnifies it! She has a way with words and eases every once of fear I have. Why does our open adoption with Heather work so well? Read below to find out why. She is an amazing person, a wonderful mom and an even better friend.  Read More

Camping. 2018

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It was raining, cold and certainly didn’t feel like summer on our way to our three day camping trip with Heather and her family. But my heart is warm and on fire now! We just spent the last three days camping with Heather and her family. And this year, my parents were able to come too. Last year my dad had just had his heart attack right before we went camping, so this year we were excited to have them as part of this annual tradition!! Read More

Innocence.

 

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UPDATE: I know I have been trying to post twice a week now for going on almost one whole year. Side note, can you believe we have had this blog up for almost a whole year!!!??? That is incredible. A huge thank you to all of my, correction OUR, readers! You are why we do what we do. But the update is, over the course of the summer I am going to try to only write one post a week. I know, I know, you are crying already. But remember my 2018 word, BALANCE?! I am focusing on balance and keeping up with two posts a week is too much for me right now. Between the family move, the office move, the writing for adoption.com and adoption.org, being a mom, being a wife, being a writer, I am choosing to focus more on my family and a little less on my work!! Watch for updates every Wednesday!!! But don’t judge if I miss a Wednesday or miss a week! But let’s get back to what this blog is all about– parenting… Plus next week I should be able to post about our weekend with Heather and her family! Read More

Camping–From Heather.

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Heather and I have been texting back and forth lately for a few reasons. One, we are both writing for adoption.com/ adoption.org and it is amazing. What a blessing it is for the both of us. I don’t know which one it is more rewarding for!! But secondly, we are talking about our 2nd annual camping trip (which is this coming weekend!!!) Last year was our first year doing it and it was an incredible trip! You can check out my post about it here. This year, my parents are coming too. I cannot wait to share with you all what this year brings. Until then, check out Heather’s post below! Then check back next week for an update (hopefully from both of us!)  Read More

Countdown.

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I just love this picture of my parents and Jackson!!!

It seems lately we have a countdown for everything. A countdown to the last day of school. A countdown to camping with Heather and her family. A countdown to our next race. A countdown to our move as a family. A countdown to my office move. While all of these things are good I had a realization the other day that I am focusing too much on the future and losing sight of the here and now. Read More

You Are Lucky.

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I was reading this article the other day, Don’t Tell Me How Lucky I am to Have a Good Husband, https://mom.me/lifestyle/93848-hey-ladies-dont-tell-me-how-lucky-i-am-have-good-husband/ Read More

Mother’s Day.

2017-03-18 10.45.13I remember every single Mother’s Day that I was not a mom. In fact, I remember sitting in church one particular Sunday when they recognized all the mothers in church that day and I sat there crying, wondering when it was going to be my turn to be a mom. If this is you at this moment, know I think of you often. I remember the moments I questioned God’s plan for my life. I remember the moments wondering when it was going to be MY turn, our turn. I remember the moments of seeing pregnant bellies at every turn. I remember the moments of getting yet another baby shower invite in the mail. I remember them all. Becoming a mom did not erase them from my memory, they may be further back in my memory but they are still there. Read More

Writer.

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Oh snap. I never in my life thought I would be considered a writer. In fact, I don’t even know how I passed English class in high school! I did, however, take a creative writing class with Mr. Foster in high school. I loved it. I love expressing my feelings through writing. He always told me I was a good writer but I never thought I was. Maybe it was because I was in high school or maybe it was because I had very little self esteem back then. But then my husband pushed me outside of my comfort zone and encouraged me to start this blog. Read More