Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

{this day}

The past two weeks have been the most emotionally and physically draining days of my life, not even excepting boot camp...but this day....

this day...
...no more unpacking boxes
...no more washing dishes
...no more folding clothes
...no more sorting

this day...
...holding hands
...smiling faces
...little boy snuggles
...pillow forts

...this day is for my two sweet little boys...because they are worth more than I could ever put a price on...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

{two thousand thirteen}

It's here...

...a brand new year...

are you excited? are you nervous? are you anxious? are you relieved? did you make resolutions? do you have goals?

I love making lists, and goals - here are a few of mine for the start of the year:

  • successfully move myself and my family from one end of the country to the other {so incredibly anxious about this!}
  • work on this blog more {I really would love for this to become something so much more than it is right now}
  • get going on an Etsy store {I am thinking a party-in-a-box business}
  • make our new house a home {stay tuned for pictures, tutorials, and updates}
  • make it to my weight goal by William's first birthday
  • become intentional in our living and the way we spend our time {more on this coming soon!}
what are you thinking of doing this year?

Monday, December 17, 2012

{tears are falling}

This week our country mourns alongside the city of Newtown, Connecticut.

This week I am reminded of this Christmas song:

Tears are falling, hearts are breaking, 
How we need to hear from God
You've been promised, we've been waiting
Welcome Holy Child
Welcome Holy Child

Hope that you don't mind our manger
How I wish we would have known
But long awaited Holy Stranger
Make yourself at home
Please make yourself at home

Bring your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
World now breaking Heaven's silence
Welcome to our world
Welcome to our world

Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born

So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God
Perfect Son of God
~ Chris Rice

Each child who was killed on Friday matters. Each name matters. We are blessed to know Emmanuel, God With Us, this Christmas season. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

{oh geez}

Oh geez, Friends...

It's almost November! I had planned on writing up a summer recap to see if I had done anything on my summer list. I guess it's never too late...

6. Meet our new son at the end of summer - This was definitely the highlight of my summer. Our sweet boy arrived early on August 22. What a treat for this mama to get to know him over the past two months. And his arrival was just the perfect example of God's faithfulness - my husband flew in from across the country 4 hours before we went to the hospital!

8. Improve my photography skills - I have been trying to take more photos and edit them right away. Here is one of my faves from the summer: 

I did accomplish much more than this, so I will be coming back to my list in a bit. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

{tiny toes}

He's Here!

I am so excited to announce the arrival of our second son: 

William James
8.22.2012|7 lb, 5 oz|21 in.

Aren't those just the sweetest toes?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

{farmer's market}

Oh my goodness...I was doing so well keeping up with this blog, and then...summer hit! I have been busy with life...I hope to do a post at the end of summer showing how I have been working on my summer list. {I have been working on it}.

One of our favorite things to do this summer has been to go the Bellevue Farmer's Market. It is a delightful way to spend a Saturday morning.

Here are some of the delicious vegetables we found!