ONE WORD RESOLUTION

New Year’s Resolutions.  We all have this sort of love hate relationship with them.  On one side of the spectrum, we are all excited to change something in our lives that make it better.  To form a new habit, or get rid of an old habit.  To bring some sort of meaningful change to our…

A Picture May Say A Thousand Words… BUT –

Christmas is a little over a week away, and one of my favorite things leading up to Christmas is checking the mail for all of the Christmas cards sent to us from family and friends.  I also smile when I see that almost every Christmas card we receive has a professional family picture taken, complete…

Journaling Infertility

I have journaled since the age of 14.  Almost every single day.  What started out as “Dear Diary” entries in my Lisa Frank Journal as a teenager, with a lock and key of course, recently turned in to “Dear God” journal entries and prayers.  I can look back and read about freshman year gossip, fights…

Pinning the Perfect Wedding, While Forgetting to Plan for Marriage~

There are over one billion Pinterest users, who have pinned over 50 billion items.  According to a survey carried out by Mashable and The Knot, an incredible 70% of Pinterest users admit to having wedding planning boards before they are even engaged!  And once a woman says “YES” to a proposal, that same survey found that 89%…

Please Stop Asking This Question-

It never fails.  A couple falls in love, they say their wedding vows, come back from their honeymoon, and before they have even had a chance to upload all of their honeymoon pictures to Facebook, someone asks, “So, when are you two going to start having kids?”  Wait…. WHAT?!?! While this may seem like an…

Real Life Fairytale

And they lived happily ever after….. I wonder what Cinderella’s next chapter looked like.  Her fairy-tale ending.  This morning, as the sun peeked in the window and the birds were singing, I snuggled in next to my husband, and thought to myself, “Today is going to be a beautiful day.”  I remembered that on this…

So, You Fell in Love With a Farmer

So, you fell in love with a farmer.  Hey, I get it.  It will be 18 years ago this July that I fell in love with my farmer.  Interestingly enough our love story started in a dairy barn at the local county fair while he was showing Holsteins through FFA.  Sounds like the perfect romantic…

Letter to Our 8 Year Old-

Seriously Buddy, you are 8.  How did that happen?  When did that happen?  I look back on your baby pictures, and I can remember every detail about the day I became your mom.  I want you to know how much we had anticipated your arrival.  We had been praying for you for more than two years…

Letter to the Birthday Boy-

You are 4 today!  How did that happen?  Birthdays are always a little bittersweet for your mommy.  I love seeing you hit new milestones, I love your laughter as you open your birthday presents, and I love all the new things you are learning.  You light up my entire world.  But birthdays mean that you…

FEAR

Fear.  If you google the word “fear” the first thing to pop up is the definition, followed by how to articles on overcoming fear, mixed in with “Top 10” lists and even articles that go into the science behind fear.  Fear can be a good thing.  Fear can prevent us from walking down a dark alley alone…

Leprechaun Traps

“Wouldn’t that be so funny if we actually catch a Leprechaun this year!”  These were Warner’s words as we tucked him into bed tonight.  It has become a tradition the last 4 years that Weston helps the boys build a Leprechaun trap to try and get the Leprechaun’s gold each year on St. Patrick’s Day,…

My First Blog Post EVER!

Did you know that there are pages and pages on google about “How To Write Your First Blog Post”….  I do now.  I didn’t read any of them though, so I might not be doing this right.  Wow – my very first blog post.  It has taken me 32 years to get here.  The idea…