Heather’s Reflection on 2017.

In case you missed Heather’s reflection on our 2017 post, I have posted it here for you. I sometimes wish there were better words to describe our relationship with Heather. I truly do call her a friend. I do truly care about her and her family and wish them the very best. And I love that we can share advise with each other. She also is a huge inspiration to me. I remember when I ran my first half-marathon just before Jackson was born and the whole time I was running I kept telling myself, if she is going to carry a baby, deliver the baby, and give the baby to me, I can certainly run 13 miles. She inspires me to be a better person, a better wife and a better mom constantly. Here is to us Heather! Read More




Happy New Year y’all. I cannot believe 2017 has come and gone, just like that. I know I have mentioned that 2017 has probably been the most challenging of my adult life. That is not even a stretch from the truth, it really has been. But there has also been a lot of good that has come out of 2017,  let’s reflect back for a little bit. Read More


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Merry Christmas blog family. It is hard to believe Christmas has come and gone, especially since there is NO snow here in Wisconsin. But, wow, that is all I can say when you are celebrating Christmas with a three year old.  Not sure if it is a wow, that was exhausting or wow, that was amazing. I think I will go with the latter of the two but it really was exhausting. Between our celebration with Heather and our little family Christmas as a family of three we celebrated six, yes six, Christmas’ this year. Oh, and one more to go in January. But I love every minute of it. Read More

Heather’s Response.


In case ya’ all didn’t catch Heather’s response to our Christmas get together, check it out below. I love hearing about their family traditions and I love making new ones with them. I will post about our family Christmas (6 of them to be exact!) later this week. But for now, enjoy! Read More

Christmas with Heather.


First of all, ya’all, I am pretty much caught up to “real time” on the blog. There are a few things I will still post about but for the most part, we are right up to real time in our relationship with Heather. That means as things happen and come up in this thing called life, ya’all are going to know about it, like, stat. Well maybe not that fast because, come on, let’s be real, I am a working mom, I don’t have that much time on my hands!!! But I can’t wait to share in this journey with you all. Read More



“There is just something so special about that little boy, he brings out the best in me.”  “And I realized 5 minutes later after seeing you guys I was still smiling, he made my day” I recently heard these words spoken of Jackson and it just hit me.  The power of this little boy has changed not only me, but has changed the world, already. Read More



Ok, so we have had our Christmas tree up since, I don’t know, November 5th or something like that! Yes, that is well in advance of Christmas and before Thanksgiving, I know. But we have perfectly good reasons for that. One, I absolutely love the Christmas season. Not necessarily the commercialization of Christmas, but the fact that it is Jesus’ birthday! And what a blessing to be able to bestow upon Jackson. Read More