Ok Mommas.. Raise your hand if you looked at yourself post-baby and don’t recognize your body anymore? That’s me. I have three beautiful babies and I count my blessings everyday. So please don’t think that I am body shaming myself, or anyone! The bottom line is no matter what size I am, I want to make sure that my body is healthy. When I look at myself I don’t see a healthy woman. [Read more…] about 5 Minute Healthy Trail Mix
Our home has officially grown by 2 little adorable feet. (With all ten toes!) Lillian Elizabeth was born on Wednesday, August 31st! Starting out at 6 lbs and 15 oz, 18 inches long… She may be a little peanut, but she has filled my heart with such joy!!! We are feeling very blessed in our crazy home of 3 kiddos 5 and under.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
~ Psalm 139:14 from KJV [Read more…] about Introducing Our New Bundle
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Summer is coming to an end and many things are changing in our household! Not just with the new baby coming in TWO WEEKS, but also we have a new kindergartner and new preschooler on our hands! With all the changes and exciting new adventures, I wanted to make a list of some fun after school snack ideas to celebrate their day when they return home in the afternoons. [Read more…] about 3 Simple & Scrumptious Back to School Snack Ideas! -With FREE Printables!
A lot of women say that when they were little they always wanted to be a Mommy when they grow up. And that rings true with me. It’s what I’ve always wanted! The day my son was born I automatically heard God tell me that not only did want to be a Mommy, but being a mom is what I was born to do. [Read more…] about Raising Children in a Broken World
We have an exciting announcement to make! In a previous post, Why we are Grieving and Celebrating, I let everyone know that we had some good news! We are expecting baby K #3! After a long year of trying, wives tales and doctor visits included… and finally just accepting that maybe this wont happen, we got an amazing surprise! Christmas day we finally tested positive, and a few weeks later we had an ultrasound to prove it. God is good! And now we are excited to share with you… is it a He or a She? [Read more…] about He or She? What will it be? Gender Reveal!!!!
I know some of you know why I have been so MIA lately. The blog was quiet for a few weeks, and I wanted to explain to you why. Mid-January my Mother, Susan, was coming to the end of her life here on Earth. At the young age of 49, Mom passed away on February 3rd. This is something we as a family knew was going to happen for a few years now, and as much as we tried to prepare for it… nothing could have prepared me for the emotions, and heartache that will linger for some time. For you to truly understand what I mean by this, I need to start from the beginning. [Read more…] about Why we are Grieving and Celebrating
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Many years ago, my great-grandfather Daniel was on a mission to find the perfect nativity scene. He was very strong in his catholic religion and felt that he couldn’t just decided on one.. it had to be the perfect one! So for many years he searched and searched. [Read more…] about A Vintage Nativity
Our home is always welcoming new children’s books. We love to snuggle up and read together, and we do this quite often! So when I was asked to give a review of a new children’s story, I was so ecstatic! And it’s not just any story, but a Christmas story… and even better.. A Christmas story about Christ! The Gift Giver, by [Read more…] about The Gift Giver: A Children’s Book Review
I know that the Elf on the Shelf is something that has well surpassed the welcome with some homes. However, our little ones are just now at the age where it is still a fun tradition to wake up every morning to find our elf, Zippy!
This will be our 3rd Holiday Season for Zippy to be with us! He really finds some crazy scenarios and sometimes he even has meaningful things to say. All in all… he is something that even mom has enjoyed! [Read more…] about 40+ Toddler Friendly Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Today marks 5 years that my husband and I stood in front of friends and family on a calm fall evening. The room was lit with candlelight, and filled with an evident love.
Not even a year prior, I remember coming to you Lord…
My heart was heavy, and my soul felt lost… I had no where else to turn. It was Christmas eve, and very much like the night of our wedding, I was again in a church filled with candlelight. All of my church family surrounded me praising the birth of Jesus Christ with the traditional Silent Night song. I had a hard time focusing on the purpose of the evening because I had been so full of emotion. I came to you that night with a prayer. [Read more…] about A Prayer for my Husband