It’s official. I have kids. Plural. I don’t exactly know what I expected but so far having two kids looks like my husband doing all the things. (Thank you, cesarean section for rendering me nearly useless as a partner but keeping me undeniably alive not once but twice.) He manages all the things with minimal…… Continue reading An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids
I’m currently sitting in the airport which is a place I haven’t been in quite some time. I’m traveling for work, making my way to a 6 day training which will end with some new certifications and knowledge about how to better support my team. 6 days. With an additional day devoted to travel. It’s…… Continue reading A 3 Year Old’s Goodbye
I received a Day Designer planner from my parents for Christmas and immediately devoured the annual planning pages. In previous years, I’ve chosen a phrase or a Bible verse as my inspiration for the year but I’m letting my new planner set the course this time around. As such, I’ve limited myself to one lone…… Continue reading Word of 2018: Engage
I always say that anyone can do anything* for 30 days but 30 days really is a long time to do the same thing and continue finding interest in it. Or at least continue to find interest writing about it. I imagine it’s the same for reading so I’m going to start condensing the last…… Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 25-28
Emma, dear, you are one short day away from being 11 months old! (11 months old?) These past four weeks have been filled with incredible joy. THIS is what people think of when they wax nostalgic for the baby stage. You are constantly on the move, not just physically but mentally too. You go, go, go…… Continue reading Happy 11 Month, Emma Josephine!
Today I am grateful for: Clean dishes Weekends with Freddy Check marks on my wedding to-do list Sunshine Family Countdowns Gatherings with friends Dark-chocolate-covered raisins H2O Snail mail My fiance’s ability to set me up for success September parties with family God’s plan Ada Bible Church messages Pandora, my workout buddy My heart is full…… Continue reading Give thanks!
Single, young writers – they’re nothing special. A dime a dozen, if I had to guess. They might charm you with their wit and tone but what obstacles do they come across in their thought and deliverance? No, a single, young writer is merely an athletic grade school child – holding promise for a period…… Continue reading Writers are a different breed.
It started with a phone call. “A storm is coming. Are you watching the news?” I wasn’t. I had been listening to music on my computer while the television replayed the MTV Movie Awards in the background. Come to think of it, I hadn’t stepped out or even seen the outside since I had taken…… Continue reading Fact and Fiction
There is something about coming home to my WL home that makes getting ready for bed an infinitely longer process than it would if I was anywhere else. I love being home. I think that part of my prolonged routine stems from the comfort I have here. I know that the sooner I get to sleep, the…… Continue reading Springtime leads to Summertime.
8 days until Spring. I started my countdown at the beginning of the month and every day seems a little warmer and the birds seem to sing a little bit earlier and louder. There’s something about Spring that holds promise of a better or new life; I’m holding earnestly to that belief this year. The…… Continue reading Friday Night Recap