Today I was able to button my pre-pregnancy jeans! Also today: Walgreens employee stopping herself mid-sentence while recommending cold medicines: "Unless..." she trails off, staring at my stomach. "What?" I snap. "Oh nothing," she replies, prying her eyes up from my midsection. "Unless you wanted to ask the pharmacist or something." 😑 ___________________________________ Today's outfit … Continue reading If you were wondering about my self-confidence…
Freddy Jr. (aka "husband" / aka "dad") has been unanimously voted the family MVP today. The votes were cast after reviewing the past three weeks of family events, culminating with today's impromptu nap with the kids. This act allowed Freddy's wife to nap by herself without interruption and ultimately sealed the vote. Let's hear what … Continue reading Interview with Freddy Jr.
The path to Motherhood is wide! And it can sometimes be pretty painful. We've been doing a ton as a society to encourage mothers lately and each Mother's Day I see more and more posts acknowledging the longing to-be mothers, the lost mothers, and the motherless. It is SO GOOD, friends! So in honor of … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
I have a goal to read 12 books this year. So far, I have 2 completed and am 67% through another: Simon Sinek's Start with Why. If you haven't heard of Simon Sinek, I highly recommend you check him out. Watch a Ted talk. Research him a little. I guarantee you'll learn something! In his book, … Continue reading Currently Reading: Start with Why
This past weekend I headed north with 700+ students, my fellow small group leaders (Aren't we a good-looking bunch?), coaches and church staff to SpringHill Camp for what is lovingly referred to as "Snow Camp" 2018 edition. I usually take a lot of flack around this time of year. Everyone loves reminiscing about my very … Continue reading Snow Camp and Rule Breakers
I have spent days researching planners. I have looked through websites. I have signed up for free downloads. I have walked through Michaels just to look at stickers and washi tape on display; I made purchases. I have even stooped to Youtube videos. Who is this person I am becoming? I don't like her.
I'm not entirely sure the purpose of nostalgia. Is it a longing for something we no longer have? A happy remembrance of what brought us to where we are today? An opportunity to laugh about your mistakes or relish in the distant praise of your few successes? I've been caught up in sweet dreams of … Continue reading Forks in the Road Don't Have to Have a Right and Wrong
Confession: I have a terrible relationship with food. It calls to me, without relent. It taunts me from afar, on my plate, and later on my body. I have told myself that it's okay to eat the way I eat and the amount that I eat because I exercise. But throughout seasons of inadequate exercise, … Continue reading Made To Crave
Five minutes looking through Pinterest and I think I can sew outfits, create DIY jewelry, cook gourmet meals, and effortlessly put together crafts. Ten minutes later, I find myself at the local Hobby Lobby, Michael's, or grocery store. In 30, I'm happily starting moving from Pin to table, determining my approach. In 45, I'm feeling … Continue reading Damn You, Pinterest!
Here's the countdown, if you can believe it: I am 10 days away from marrying my best friend. At this point, I've surpassed the wedding jitters and just want to get on with the show, okay?! Next Saturday feels like miles away and we cannot wait to be married to each other! It's great, preparing … Continue reading Mourning Utilities with a Happy Heart.