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

11 Years.

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I can’t believe we have been married for eleven years! This last weekend we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary.  And if you know anything about me, you know that I love running. And what a better way to celebrate our anniversary than all THREE of us running a race!! JJ and I ran a 5k and Jackson ran a ¼ mile!   Read More