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
I sometimes wear this light blue beaded bracelet with the word “balance”. It’s a nice reminder when I’m feeling overwhelmed; sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t. I often think of the quote “you cannot pour from an empty cup”. It’s the same idea of when you’re in a plane and they tell you that in… Continue reading Can there be balance in Motherhood?
A few days ago I was driving Celeste to her dance class and asked her how her day was going. As we got to sharing, I realized a few of the things she mentioned to me focused mainly on her little sister’s not so good behavior choices. So I asked her to tell me something… Continue reading The sibling bond – heart to heart.
I don’t even know how l will transform this rush of thoughts into words that make sense because I have tears streaming downing my face as I write this. In part they’re tears because I am a sentimental person and something so simple like a scene from a TV show can pull at the depths… Continue reading My happily ever after
Happy 1st day of a new month! I posted this picture on my Instagram page with the message: Focus on the good, set your intentions, and do your best. My focus this month is going to be on being thoughtful. Often times it feels like we easily fall into the trap of complaining, criticizing, and… Continue reading Chapter 2 of 12
Last year around this same time we took a weekend getaway to Avila Beach and stayed at Sycamore Minerals Springs Hotel. My husband had been saying since October this past year that we needed to find some time to getaway, just the two of us. It’s definitely tough what with the holidays, the girls activities… Continue reading Fuel for our marriage
http://www.youtube.com/watch Find a quiet moment where you can press play and listen to this song. I happened to turn on the radio (which was set to to 95.9; Christian music) on my way to pick up Celeste from school this afternoon and this song came on. At first what caught me was how the singer’s… Continue reading “You Say”
I love this quote and yes, I also love this show too. It evokes all the feels. Pretty much every morning I like to look up quotes that go with what I need that day, and today my keyword was strength. I think for the most part I’m a pretty positive person. I like to… Continue reading Seeing through the the lens of goodness and love
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.
I had the most delightful morning today. Last night when we got back from having dinner at a neighbor’s house, I checked my phone and had a message from a new friend. She’s the mom of one of the girl’s in my daughter’s first grade class and we work together as room mom for the… Continue reading Slow down, enjoy life