• Blessings
  • I Don’t Deserve This

    I sit here, 12 years since making my choice in Jesus and in adoption… Amazed. Humbled. In awe. The Lord is good, y’all. He takes our ugliness and refines us into something new. He calls us to do His will and gives us strength then to do it. I don’t deserve this. I don’t deserve the relationship […]

  • Blessings
  • Joy in the Lazy Summer Morning

    My summer morning routine lately: -Nurse baby -Get up between 6 & 7 am (with the rare occasion of 8am!) -Set up TV show for kids -Make food/smoothies -Drink smoothie while reading devotional -Make coffee -Put baby down for morning nap -Drink coffee -Write and browse Facebook -Take a shower around 10am -Start chores, lunch […]

  • Awesome Husband
  • Journey to Joy: My Happy Place

    We decided to splurge this year and make our back patio nicer for us to actually enjoy.  Before it was a tiny strip of concrete that could basically hold our grill and that is it. We do enjoy running around in the grass playing soccer or flying kites when the weather is suitable, but after […]

  • Baby
  • Preparations

    Since the holiday busy season has been over, I’ve been in the full swing momma-nesting mode. The energy I have felt the last weeks has been unreal. I’ve never felt like this withmy other pregnancies at the end, usually I feel more tired and achy. It is a welcome difference to my other pregnancies. I […]

  • Baby
  • 8 Tips to Living in Survival Mode

    Survival mode can happen for many reasons. Sickness, family issues, job loss, pregnancy exhaustion, a new baby transition, sleep deprivation, a late postpartum depression (as it was for me this last year)…you name it.  For me, it usually stems around pregnancy and the infant stage because I am just. so. tired. Below are the tips […]

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  • The Silence in Survival Mode

      It has been quiet around here, I know.  I’m just getting out of survival mode. At 12 weeks pregnant now, my need for survival mode has lifted in the last week or two. But, the months before that I have been exhausted to the point of daily necessary naps, living off boxed mac and […]