No matter how much I think I have things laid out and under control, nothing ever truly goes as planned. On my way to my parents house this morning to drop off Celeste before heading into work, I called my mom to let her know Celeste would be going to VBS today. So I would… Continue reading A whole lot of faith and grace
Okay, so let’s be honest here. Even before kids I was always a bit of chaos getting ready in the morning. I would take my time, dilly dally here and there, find myself rushing, but I’d get myself out the door and to work on time. Then I grew up, found a wonderful man, and… Continue reading We either have a good morning or we get to school on time.
This season I am focusing on being conscious of how much I say yes to so that we can all enjoy what we do attend to the fullest. It can get a little tricky with so many different invitations to celebrate but in order to fully enjoy the reason for the season (Christ’s birth) and… Continue reading Bright lights delight
I’ve learned that with kids, when they are about to have a major meltdown (particularly my 3 year old) the best option is to divert. Divert attention elsewhere. Sometimes this works like a charm. Other times, she’s hell bent on being upset or can’t make sense of all the big emotions she’s feeling that diversion… Continue reading Mom’s are not like jelly, made to spread thin
We had the most wonderful time this past Saturday exploring Barton Flats Campground in the San Bernardino Mountains. If you are nearby this is definitely a must place to visit, even if just for a day trip. I love that we live in a city where we can wake up in the morning to go… Continue reading Day Trip to Barton Flats Campground
Last night I sent a text to my husband expressing that it had not been an easy day. That our dog Biggie was a pill and the girls were little beasts. That I know I have a lot to be thankful for but that doesn’t mean that the days are a breeze. My text was… Continue reading Parenting: The grunt work and gratefulness
Last night was one of those just wow moments where I stop and think, oh my gosh, what is this? This is life. This is us, but in a really crazy funny way. This is my life now. I was thinking back to when it was just my husband and I, the pre-kids days. Do… Continue reading When some moments in life seem straight out of a sitcom