November 2015 archive

10 Realizations For Traveling with a Baby

You would think that having a baby would mean an end to trips and travel for a little while. But in the five months since becoming a mom, Jess, Amelia and I have been ALL OVER THE PLACE. In her short little life we have been to the beach twice, flown to and from Texas, […] Read more…

Confessions of a People Pleaser

  I am a self-diagnosed people pleaser. Ruffling feathers is not my thing and evokes a level of anxiety I will never comprehend. Combine this burdensome trait with outside expectations and you have yourself a recipe for disaster. Over the last year I have found ways to assuage this part of me by examining the motives behind […] Read more…

Texas Weekend Recap Part 2: Austin and Flight Home

Following our exciting weekend in Waco to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Silos with HGTV’s Fixer Upper stars, Chip and Joanna, we hit the road south for a quick trip to Austin. If you caught my last post you read about Amelia’s wonderful experience on her first flight. I wish I could say the same about […] Read more…

Texas Weekend Recap Part 1: First Flight and Waco

If you have never watched HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper shame on you! Just kidding, sort of, it’s awesome! For those of you in the dark, Fixer Upper features Chip and Joanna Gaines, a creative, humble Christian couple, their four beautiful kiddos, their rustic farmhouse, and their growing renovation business. Their talent for taking run down […] Read more…

Love Does and So Should You

I absolutely adored reading Love Does by Bob Goff, not just for the usual aha moments, but for the humor, humility and whimsy jumping off each page. At first, the adventures and experiences Bob describes almost make him not seem real. The skeptic inside me didn’t want to believe because I know how often I fall […] Read more…

Testing the Limits

Before ever becoming a passionate believer I recognized the saying “God never gives you more than you can handle.” I would hear this from friends and from pastors and I found myself silently chanting this mantra anytime I faced my most difficult trials in college. When my circumstances exceeded my ability to manage them I would […] Read more…