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baby J turns 2!

baby J turns 2!

Well, the day has come. It’s TODAY actually. Today is Baby J’s birthday. He’s two. I don’t even know where to begin except to say that I love this little stinker more than words could ever describe. He is such a light in our lives. He was such a surprise and quite literally the best … Continue reading

waiting…

A week ago today, my church held a Women’s Ministry event about waiting on God; waiting for Him to answer prayers, fulfill promises, bring us to a better place, etc. While the speaker was talking, I was certain that there was nothing in my life that I was waiting on God for. I was certain … Continue reading

frustration

There are some days where I am just SO frustrated, and seemingly for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Today was one of those. Although, today, it was for a reason. I substitute taught today in second grade. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE teaching, and the little ones are cute and all, but they’re pretty restless … Continue reading

a sick toddler and lots of cuddle time

a sick toddler and lots of cuddle time

I’m convinced that it’s one of the most challenging things in the world to have a sick child. I couldn’t even begin to imagine losing a child (and I pray for those of you that have), but the pain of watching your little person go through pain and suffering is heartbreaking. This week, Baby J … Continue reading

birth and new life

birth and new life

As a couple of our close friends anticipate the arrival of their son, I have been thinking a ton about pregnancy, birth, and the new life that is about to come into this world. Folks, baby fever is in full swing over here, and that baby isn’t even born yet. I get teary thinking about … Continue reading

why we cloth diaper

why we cloth diaper

Initially, we didn’t have any real interest in using cloth diapers for Baby J. Let me rephrase that, Mr. Wonderful didn’t have any real interest in cloth diapering Baby J. He was so opposed to it. To be honest, I can’t blame him. Washing poop??? REUSING diapers? Really?! It sounds horrible, right? Well, it was … Continue reading

teething turmoil

teething turmoil

Has teething hit anyone else’s home hard this week? We’ve been battling non-stop tears, chewing on everything, and suddenly, my awesome sleeper is waking up 2-3 times per night crying. It’s always so sad to see our children hurting, especially when it’s something that we can’t do much about to relieve, isn’t it? Luckily, we’ve … Continue reading

a new mama’s struggle with postpartum depression

a new mama’s struggle with postpartum depression

I’ve been wanting to write about my struggles and journey with postpartum depression for awhile, but sometimes, I still fall into this place where I’m completely in denial that I have struggled with this horrible, guilt-ridden, form of depression. For awhile, everyone around me was in denial too. Depending on who I talked to, it … Continue reading

the terrible ones?!

the terrible ones?!

We’ve been out of town the last week or so, and we are finally getting back into the routine of things. We went to San Diego for a few days (more on our trip tomorrow…) and then I went up to YoungLife’s Lost Canyon camp with the YoungLives girls. It was an amazing time, even … Continue reading

last sunday…

Last Sunday, not only was it Father’s Day, but it was Baby J’s FIRST birthday. He’s ONE. It’s so hard for me to believe that a year has already gone by. We’ve been through so much in this last year and I have been extremely blessed to get the opportunity to be home with him … Continue reading