Tagged with love

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

the power of being nice

the power of being nice

Today was an interesting day. Actually, this afternoon in particular was pretty interesting. Why might you ask? Because I felt like God was leading me to do something, and I did it. This shouldn’t be something interesting and it shouldn’t be a surprise when I actually recognize what God wants me to do. But today, … 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

diets and cookies and running, oh my!

diets and cookies and running, oh my!

I LOVE cookies, cupcakes, and ALL sweets, and I’ve always seemingly struggled with my weight. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a hatred for my body, it’s shape, and therefore, had a messed up relationship with food. From 4th grade on, I remember looking in the mirror and being overly concerned with … Continue reading

anxiety and God’s redemption

anxiety and God’s redemption

I’ve suffered with varying degrees of anxiety for as long as I can remember. I don’t really understand why, except to say that I’ve always been somewhat of a perfectionist and have a deep desire to please others. I have never been medicated for my anxiety, although I’m certain there have been periods in my … 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

3 favorites

Sometimes, you have an off week as a mama. Things just don’t go the way you want them. That was my week this week, unfortunately. It started off with a nasty stomach bug that I got, then Mr. Wonderful got, and Baby J has managed to NOT get (thank you Jesus!). Then, it just kinda … Continue reading

home

home

When we first got married, I LOVED the home we created. I loved our couch, our chairs, the colors of the walls, everything about that house. The backyard was a slice of heaven with a jacuzzi, a fire pit, a patio set, a BBQ, a WATERFALL, seriously everything you’d want in a little outside oasis. … Continue reading

tragedy and fear

Does anyone else avoid the news for fear that something else has happened in the world? Every time I turn on the news (in spite of the bias of the news channels), I get very sad and very scared. I am saddened by the loss of innocent lives, by the wars, by the fact that … Continue reading