I love when my in-laws visit-- my productivity quadruples! We had a lovely Christmas together, delayed shipping notwithstanding. We even were blessed with a gorgeous Christmas Eve snow!! It's only the 2nd white Christmas I cam recall since we've lived in Tennessee. We also celebrated our Baby Bear's first bear-thday 🐻 And delayed our Christmas … Continue reading Holidays and Project Updates!
"Your children don't need you to be perfect, they need you to love them." Those words from Sally Clarkson were reverberating in my mind, my house full of rambunctious kiddos. I was struggling. I mean really, truly struggling emotionally and mentally. I had so much rage I couldn't stop crying. Everything was frustrating and angering. … Continue reading When I need a little help
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24, NKJV I've been trying to finish the same cup of morning coffee since 7:00 AM. It is now a quarter til noon, and I'm still not through it. Perhaps that's responsible in part for my impatience today. My toddler is also having … Continue reading This is the Day
In my high school years, I never understood the desire for motherhood. Partially because of how my mother and father's marriage crumbled and disintegrated into a steaming pile of brokenness devoid of integrity. It made me a bit of a cynic regarding wifedom and motherhood. Flash forward to 23 year old me, I'd been married … Continue reading You’ll Have 3 Under 3!?
Before kids, I remember going on runs with my husband... Or rather, trailing behind my husband, huffing and puffing and trying not to roll my ankles, as he sprinted majestically ahead of me down the cracked and uneven sidewalks of our hometown. As far as pacing is concerned, my husband and I aren't ideal running … Continue reading My Workouts These Days
My little lady is due in 3 weeks. As such, my little man is feeling my anxiety and anticipation of our baby girl's arrival. I have 3 siblings, all of whose births I remember. Each one was surreal as I met a new life that would change mine forever. I know this is a huge … Continue reading Big Brother