Sometimes We Just Need to Begin Again

The first step is always the hardest. My draft box for writing is filling up as I fear hitting “publish”. As many of you know I stopped writing here when I went back to work and started taking classes. After a few months off I found it difficult to write again. Fear took over and I just pushed it aside, filling my time with more crafts and netflix. Ugh! I don’t feel like this is where I am supposed to {Read More}

Mourning Begins

Morning Mourning Begins…. The morning began with my usual preggo trip to the bathroom with organs pushing on my bladder.  My calendar was anxiously awaiting me to cross out my post to write on my pregnancy announcement.  I had planned the pictures I wanted to take and the words I wanted to say.  I had posted a picture on Instagram the day before too excited to wait.  The sun came up and everything was beautiful…until I noticed something different.  Something I {Read More}

Friday Fun Finds & Favorites

This has been a full week.  Here’s a bit of what’s been going on and some things I’m liking a lot.  I’m linking up with Erika from Rouge & Whimsy…. CANCER FREE! The most exciting piece of news I have for you is that my Mother is now cancer free!  She finished her last round of chemo this week.  Thank you for all of your prayers and comments.  She read them and really was overwhelmed.  Please continue to pray for {Read More}

Let’s Get Together!

We all hear the phrase: We should get together sometime! Relaxing in bed the other night my husband and I began to chat about how often this phrase is used. We all say it. We all hear it. The question is do we really mean it?  In our generation it seems like it’s just a way to say goodbye.  A tagline at the end of the conversation followed with a “Yeah, definitely!  Call me.” Head over to  A Crisp Life to read {Read More}

Friday Snapshots and Reads

Thank you for your patience this week as I took some time off to regroup and take care of my family.  You all are seriously the best!  Your kind words and prayers are overwhelming.  Know that when you ask me to pray, I do as well.  I have a list on my pantry door that I look at throughout the day and pick a request and pray.   Here are a few shots from the last few weeks in Instagram. {Read More}

I’m Still Here!

I’m Still Here. This week there has been a little unexpected time away from blogging.  Here’s a bit of what’s going on with a few prayer requests sprinkled in there.  (Please take this in the least pathetic, whiny voice you can…) My Mom’s chemotherapy is hitting full force.  She’s been getting pretty ill and would appreciate your prayers.  Last chemo is planned for next week. Micah is getting his 2 year molars and had a fever for 2 days.  My {Read More}

1983 All Over Again….Prayers For My Daughter

A pink radio circa 1983 was blaring, while a white t-shirted girl lay on her bed.  Her feet rocked out to the rhythms.  She happily hummed along with the songs, and enjoyed the moment she had.  All by herself.  Not a care in the world.   That was me.  Begging my mom for bubble gum and wishing away the time until I could be a “big girl,” drive and have my own family.  Now I’m there and wondering where the {Read More}

Ugh! I did it again…

Why does everything seem to happen in the morning over coffee?  This time it was with my husband. I’m not sure what causes my feelings of inadequacy in our marriage.  Maybe it’s the baby belly nearly 2 years after having my son the fact that I no longer work outside of the home the piles of laundry that sit in our basement family room waiting to be folded or the lies I’m listening to and allowing to define me. These {Read More}

God Uses The Simple

Here’s a bit of un-edited words that came out in the midst of tears after I got off of the phone with my Mom.  She’s getting her 3rd round of chemo tomorrow and is still sick from round two.  Feeling alone and helpless and it being too late to call anyone I turned to my friends online, who are truly friends in Christ.  Thank you.  I am humbled to have you in my life. God uses the simple. The simple {Read More}

Every Move We Make & Weekly Snapshots

In case you missed it…. I wrote a little diddy over at Naptime Diaries this week about how our kids are watching our every move.  While you’re there, check out Jessi’s blog and adorable shop! Here are a few more photos from the week…. Biking with the kids to the grocery store. Feelin’ a bit sassy drivin’ the kids around.   Micah sporting his vintage sweater outfit that I got for 50 cents at a garage sale. That laugh! Don’t {Read More}