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Let’s catch up!

July 10, 2017

It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve journaled in this space. I found myself with a few free minutes this evening, thanks to Christian on bedtime duty tonight (thanks, babe!). I thought about doing one of those “If we were having coffee” kind of posts (I love reading those) but the truth? I’m drinking wine right now so it just felt like a lie. 😉 Life these days feels like it’s moving awesomely and scarily fast. And some…

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Crew Praise The Road to Love


August 25, 2016

We are home. As I write this, it’s 10:54pm on Thursday night and I am so exhausted but also so blissfully happy – I am sitting here in our bed (oh, how I have missed our bed!) as sweet baby Crew sleeps in his crib next to us, and Christian sits next to me, and we’re just sitting here… staring at him… in awe and disbelief that he’s here. That we’re having this moment, a moment we’ve dreamed about for…

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An Important Reminder for Your Monday…

August 1, 2016

Happy Monday (and August)! Alright, so does this mean the summer is over? My cousin told me this past weekend that she was already three days back to school and my first thought was, But that’s just WRONG! I mean, already?? (And then I hugged her and said, ‘Yay school! Go get ’em, girl!’ I tried, I really tried…) I’m also trying my hardest to stretch summer out just a bit longer (and still have a few things left on…

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The Longest 38 Minute Drive of My Life.

April 22, 2016

Thursday of last week was quite the traumatic day, and I’m not just throwing that word around. It truly was traumatic. It was the day I almost killed a bird, and then saved it, all the while bawling my eyes out for literally hours and then falling asleep around 7:15pm. But let’s start at the beginning. It all started with our hornet and wasp problem out by our deck. I swear, we’re not meant to use our deck. First our…

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Light of the World. (Our Greatest Gift)

December 21, 2015
the gift of HIS light

Happy week of Christmas! Did the festivities begin this past weekend for any of you? Christian and I fulfilled another one of our traditional Christmas dates yesterday by going to our annual Christmas movie… we saw Star Wars! For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, don’t worry- nothing I’m about to say isn’t anything we didn’t already know so consider this spoiler-free. While I LOVED it (and I’m not even a Star Wars fanatic), there was one part in…

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The Past has Passed. (It’s time to Twirl.)

August 28, 2014

The past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me. – Steve Maraboli I could tell you that I’ve been through a lot in my 30+ years of life. The details of what I’ve been through aren’t important to share right now, if ever, but as you sit where you are reading this, I’m sure you too can reflect back on the hardest times of your own life… perhaps you’re going through…

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26.52 + Wednesday Wishes: Up Through the Trees & Straight to the Clouds

June 25, 2014

Project 52: Weekly Walk. Lately, on my walks, I’ve noticed a new trend when it comes to snapping pictures: trees + sky.  I suppose this isn’t really a “new” love, since I’ve always been one to look up, but recently I’ve started documenting my view and, much like the flower trend in so many of my other Proj 52 posts, this one is quickly taking over and I’m pretty okay with that. This can be tricky, looking up and taking…

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February 11, 2014

It all started one morning on my way to church. X was in LA so I would be making the drive by myself, which was fine, except there was a huge snowstorm this particular morning and it occurred to me that I’d never paid attention on how to actually get to church before because I had always been in the passenger seat, applying my makeup or preoccupied with my phone/emails/catching up on blogs. So on this morning, I got in…

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Praise. My word for 2014.

January 4, 2014

I’d like to think of myself as a positive person. Someone who can and wants see the good in people. Someone who can still see the good in bad days or hard situations. To choose it because I simply can. It was a little “movement” that began in 2010 when I started the Twelve Months of Bliss project/challenge and let me tell you- I rocked it for a good while. But somehow, in the last year, even though I was telling myself…

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