Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It's about time I post something!

It's been a month since I have posted something! It has been one crazy fun month. 
Filled with a trip to the LAKE!
A trip to Houston to see Grandma and Grandpa
Throwing a baby shower for a best friend! 
Visiting friends for the fourth
Late night walks
Lots of swimming 
hanging with the baby deer 
Late nights working with my hubby. Getting signs done and finishing up his show room (a post is coming soon for the showroom update). 

I am truly blessed to live this life. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


WELL tomorrow I turn 25!

I LOVE birthday's! Who doesn't love a good excuse to treat yourself!

Of course I have been celebrating all week, treating myself to my favorite things saying "oh it's my birthday week." Let's be honest this will last all month and I will just change it to "oh it's my birthday month." Things I treat myself too....

What do you treat yourself too??

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Book I am excited about reading (Out of the Spin Cycle)

I decided to take another bloggers advice and read this devotion book titled Out of the Spin Cycle. It is currently only 1.99 for the kindle edition on Amazon right now! Anyways wasn't sure how I am going to like it but I read the prologue and decided I will love it! I wanted to share the prologue with you because it is that good and I want you guys to read it with me especially if you are a mom!

A (Fairly Lame) Ode to Mothers
An ode to the marvelous woman called “Mother”
Though not one of us is exactly like another.
From the second we’re born to the minute we die
Our preferences are as limitless as stars in the sky.

We might have been perfectly gracious before
But childbirth entered us in the Mommy War.
Rather than letting everyone else be
We criticize parenting that isn’t exactly like . . . me.

So once and for all let me put this to rest
None of us owns the title of “best.”
Natural childbirth does not make you a hippy
Epidurals are not just for women who want to feel trippy.

In a bathtub with a doula or in a hospital bed
We all got a baby with limbs and a head.
Nursing is great if nothing goes wrong
But some nipples turn inward and refuse to play along.

This is a choice for each mom–it’s her route
So it’s just A + B and everyone else can C their way out.
Schedules and timers do not make you cruel
Feeding on demand does not make you a fool.

In the nursery with a monitor or in the family bed
Every chick gets to pick where her baby lays his head.
If I see one more mom roll her eyes at “organic . . .”
“Partially hydrogenated” throws some of us into panic.

But neither judge Sonic burgers and fries
Some of us just want to enjoy food before we die.
Preschool, home school, public, or Montessori
Listen, my friends, and I’ll tell you a story:

Two moms differed on favorite school trends
Their kids turned out pretty much the same. The end.
If a girl gets the title of “mom” accidentally
The worst thing we can do is treat her judgmentally.

How about some love, some help, some advice?
She needs our love and we shouldn’t think twice.
Discipline through various methods will prevail
Look, we’re all just trying to keep our kids out of jail.

These things are just preferences, not right or wrong
What matters more is teaching our kids to get along–
To love and to share, to speak gently and kind,
To obey so that mom won’t go out of her mind.

Showing them Jesus is our common ground
Teaching them how he can always be found.
He’s present in public school and Waldorf (so trendy)
He’s over at Whole Foods but also at Wendy’s.

Jesus never cared about these sorts of things
It’s our hearts that he wants and the worship we bring.
It’s time for us moms to declare a truce
Regardless if we buy Capri Sun or 100 percent juice.

My way is not your way, and your way isn’t mine 
But both of our kids will turn out just fine.
Rather than judging and looking down our noses
Let’s enjoy the common ground motherhood poses.

As believers, we all love the same good Lord 
We all have children who tell us “I’m bored.”
We all need more sleep than these tiny five hours
Most of us struggle to find time for a shower.

We haven’t been to the bathroom alone in an age 
Our mothers have all told us, “Relax, this is just a stage.”
We all love our babies so much we could die
We’d take a bullet for each one without batting an eye.

Though we are different, we’re in the same tribe
Motherhood requires a similar vibe–
Love and affection, sacrifice and grace
Laughter, which keeps the whole mechanism in place.

Though different, by the grace of God, I suspect:
ALL our children will rise up and call us ... collect.
She looks well to how things go in her household. ... Her children rise up and call her blessed. Proverbs 31:27—28 AMP

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Garden Time

I can't even begin to tell you how excited Sam and I are about Spring! It has been a long wait but here it is finally! Anyways yesterday I had a long day of working on some signs for our garden.

Emma woke up from her nap and wanted to help! 

If you are interested in your own garden signs you can find them here at Signs From Scraps

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A little Walk

It warmed up a tad the other day so we went on a family walk to Sam's new Shop on Main Street. 
I love this little Girl SO much!
Sam Shop is coming along! The dry wall went up this week! So exciting! 

This is the upstairs which will be the showroom!
It got a little too cold for little one so I put her inside my sweatshirt! 
My little bambino! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Our Perfect Marriage (JOKING OF COURSE)

Just wanted to take a second and write about Sam and I. We love being married! But I must confess that I have minor break downs the second I feel tension or the enemy knocking at our door. You see I have an idol: I want the perfect marriage. I detest conflict of any sort with anyone. I would absolutely love it if I never had a problem with anyone in my life ever again. I would love to have the perfect marriage! Who wouldn't?! But it doesn't exist, and I am not sad about it because we have Jesus to hold us together.

Sam and I both know that satan has it out for every marriage out there. We are usually pretty quick to recognize the enemies attacks.  Last night I was up late on facebook and I found myself comparing my marriage with other marriages; people I don't even know! Satan took that and ran with it. I was up way too late fighting his stinking lies. But my husband is great and Jesus is even better. Sam and I woke up with coffee and humble hearts before our Great God. He redeems us and makes us new and binds Sam and I closer together each day. I think our generation has a little problem with intagram, facebook, blogging, and pinterest; we post so much of the sappy great moments but how often are we really raw with each other. Since I am new at this blog thing I just wanted to clear the air that our marriage is not perfect! We DO LOVE each other deeply. I will be posting pictures like crazy of us kissing and smiling.

Monday, February 11, 2013

A weekend of Mama's and Celebration

This weekend was a busy one. My mom came to visit because she couldn't stand being away for too long and neither could I. Our time together is always so good... it usually consists of long walks, hot tea, target, and law and order. I can't think of a better combination of things. 

Saturday night was one for the records. My sweet sister in-law Sarah turned 21 and of course the people in her life showered her with...

delicious food,
kind words,
beautiful memories,
and spit up from Emma!

The night ended with five cheesecakes, our Starbucks drinks and great conversation. It's hard to tell if this was for Sarah or us. :)