See that cutie toddler up there working it for the camera? That joyful smile? That innocence? That is perfection right there. I have loved watching this little one grow, but one thing that breaks my heart is to see some of that innocence stripped away in tiny bits as she gets older and more aware of the world around her. Sure we want there to be a level of “healthy fear” when it comes to things that could hurt her (like diving off the couch headfirst ha), but it’s painful to see…Read More
Okay I just had to go with that title because today I am THIRTY (gasp!)! I’m not going to lie, as a child 30 always sounded so “old” to me, but I’m here to happily report it doesn’t feel any different than 29 so far haha. As sad as I am to say goodbye to my 20s (there were some ups and downs, but they were good to me!), I do feel strangely excited about turning 30! It’s a new decade and feels like a new beginning! I am excited to see…Read More
I’ve been sitting on this blog post for awhile, trying to claim being too busy, but truly it’s just not a fun one to write. With today being my dad’s birthday and Father’s day this coming weekend, I felt it was appropriate to finally get it out. It is my hope and prayer that this blog post encourages ALL in whatever season you may be in. This blog is for you if your dad is gone, if your dad is here, if your dad is the best, or if your dad is less than the best. Whatever your story is, I pray this reminds you that you have a Good, Good Father always available and with open arms.Read More
A few weeks ago Miles randomly said, “I love saying ‘the girls’” and I didn’t even let him finish his sentence before shouting, “ME TOO”! Throughout the day when we are making plans or just referencing our daily life we say “the girls” about a million times. It’s a special season we are in with our two baby girls and saying “the girls” just reminds me of our sweet blessings. So when I saw this sweatshirt I knew I had to snag it because this is me. RAISING GIRLS. This is my season! This is my role!
I’m only 28 months in, but let me tell you, raising these girls sure is fun. The bows. The dresses. The tea parties. Sure there is the drama and sass to go with it, but even that is cute sometimes (we just try to hide our smiles so Anniston doesn’t know it’s cute. Ha!). But I have never felt the weight of raising girls more until recently. Of course there is a heavy weight with any parenting, but when it comes to girls, I feel it so much when it comes to body image.Read More
Woooo it’s Friday! We made it to the weekend!
I’m not sure about you, but these last few weeks have been flying by! Life has been so busy and if I’m not careful I can get lost in the to-do lists (and laundry, always laundry) and miss out on what is going on around me. I can miss the way Anniston tilts her head when she is telling me something “important” and the way Elliott tracks me with those big sweet eyes as I walk around the room. I can find myself nodding at Miles as he tells me about his day while I’m really going over the million and one things I need to get done before bedtime in my head. I try to be intentional with my family, but sometimes busyness wins and I find myself thinking “where did the time go?”!Read More