You Ask, We Will Answer

Dear family and friends, and new friends from the internet! We are in awe of all of the words of support from you.  In addition, there have been a lot of private messages as to how you can help, or wanting more information.  The siblings we are bringing into our home are 12 and 13 years old.  We are not allowed to share a lot online, so we will share as we can.  I know you’d love to see a {Read More}

8 months in 60 seconds

I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:1,2 It has been awhile since I’ve logged in.  So long in fact that I cannot remember my logins to change the Christmas stuff in your newsletter if you’re opening this in your e-mail.  But, if you are here, I {Read More}

Our Baby Genevieve Story

Genevieve Alice arrived August 22, 2013 just after noon.  If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you may have seen a feed full of pictures.  Our family has been having fun welcoming her home.  I have been dealing with some health issues and it has made it difficult to care for my family.  If you are interested in the “not-too-much-information-birth-story” read on toward the bottom (for those of you that asked). (Genevieve, this is for you to read {Read More}

The Blessings Jar (& a Giveaway!)

This summer has been full of family times at the beach, grandparents, pool and backyard.  Amidst the chaos, late bedtimes and little ones waking up with the sun we have had a house full of potty talk and whining. “It’s NOT fair!” Oh yes, the phrases of summer that accompany the smell of freshly cut grass.  Sayings that my 2 year old and 4 year old have grumbled before lunchtime or just before dinner. “No, that’s mine!” “Nu-Uh, NO, I {Read More}

A Few More Weeks…

A few more weeks and life will be a little more normal around here.  I do have a lovely friend working on a marriage series this year and I signed up to be a part of it. I woke up this morning praying over it and my writing with it.  I will be sharing it a little later than planned so I’m sure to get the newest information for all of you.  You’ll see when I share it.  In the {Read More}

A Big Surprise for our Family…

Just in case a gluten-free diet, an awesome new job, 3 master’s classes, 2 wonderful kids and an amazing husband wasn’t enough…  Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life.  Psalm 143:8

New Year, Big Changes

I have been silent due to a lot of things going on in my heart and life.  I apologize for not letting you know in a short note, but not for the time I took. I try to be transparent on here because I believe that’s what I am to be.  My husband has been supportive and encouraging in my writing ventures.  I often asked him if subjects were ok to share with all of you and he always responded {Read More}

Snapshots of Christmas

This month has brought healing, anxiety, peace and surprises.  With all of the emotions and feelings flying around I clung to the birth of Jesus.  The birth of our Savior, My Savior.  The One who I would not make it through the day without.  Reminders of His sacrifice for me greets me around every turn in my house.  I wait until New Years Eve to take down the decorations. Here are a few images of the past week…. & the {Read More}

Behind The Scenes of My Sweet, Tender Moment….

This sweet, tender moment I caught today with my phone.  One minute later I caught these as well…. Isn’t that how life goes sometimes!  It’s what we do with those moments that makes an impact.  Do I flip out, yell and “go all mom” on the discipline? Do I take a moment to explain to them how to resolve conflict, how they are brother and sister for life and will love each other one minute and fight the next.  Will {Read More}

Happy Thanksgiving & Shopping Favs!

Source: geekyandsassy.com via Virginia on Pinterest As you go out and shop for your loved ones, I would like to encourage you to check out my buying guide over the next month!  I have chosen some of my favorite handmade shops that make amazing items and are kind.  You can find it anytime by looking at the top menu.  I have also “pinned” it on Pinterest and you can share with others by clicking on the image above and re-pinning {Read More}