Diary of a Crazy Day of Baby Travel

One Month Out: We are officially flying! Today I booked a flight to Greenville, SC to visit a dear friend. It is a one way ticket because Jess will be on his way back from Asheville, NC and will pick me up on Sunday on his way home. The ticket is super cheap because it’s […] Read more…

All the Light We Cannot See: Book Review

My goal for the year (June ’16- June ’17) is to read 15 books so I thought I’d get started with a highly lauded fiction book. I began All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr as an audio book on Audible, but let me tell you, this one is not suited for listening only. […] Read more…

Amelia’s First Birthday Party

I can’t believe I am writing this post! Since when did my baby grow up? I was completely caught off guard by it I almost forgot to plan a celebration for her! Thankfully a month was plenty of time to put together our laid back backyard birthday party (It’s especially great to have friends and family […] Read more…

I’m back and I’ve missed you!

Hello long, lost blog world! If you don’t remember me I understand, because I have been on a break from blogging for almost three months. The crazy thing is that I never intended to take such a vacation. Life has been absolutely, overwhelmingly busy these last few weeks and I am just now taking a […] Read more…

9 Months Old

Or 9 and a half really! I can hardly believe it. Amelia has changed tremendously over the last three months. I swear in one week she went from sitting to scooting to army crawling to crawling and pulling up! She is WAY more active now, the kind of active that makes mama chug coffee like […] Read more…

Lent Week 4: Minimal Makeup

For a week I have been wearing the bare minimum in makeup as one of my six Lent challenges. When I first began describing my plans for this week to Jess I was set on using only powder, blush and mascara, but he challenged me to go a step further. I decided against any eye makeup […] Read more…

Lent Challenge 3: Letter Writing

Week Three of my Lent Challenge includes choosing one person to write a letter to each day and sending that letter through snail mail. The goal of this practice was to make space for intentional relationships and to help slow down the chaos of daily living in today’s world. With that being said, I have […] Read more…

Lent Challenge Week 1 and 2 Recap

What in the world was I thinking? Ok, giving up desserts for one week was a good way to ease into Lent, but did I really tell the blogging world I would deny myself coffee for an entire week? Did I forget I have a baby? What about the fact that this baby wakes up […] Read more…

6 Challenges for Lent

For the upcoming 40+ days, 6+ weeks of Lent, my goal is to prepare my heart for the joy of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. My secondary goal is to avoid treating Lent as a precursor to beach season but rather as a true time of self-denial, repentance, prayer and dependence on God’s grace and mercy. I […] Read more…

8 Things I Never Thought I Would Do As a Parent

Parenthood is all about losing a little control. Your heart is literally living outside of your body which means you will do some crazy things. This does not make you a crazy person, but you may fool people into thinking you are obsessed with your child. Let’s face it, you probably are. Here are eight […] Read more…

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