My second born lost two teeth last week. Well, more like mama pulled them out! This sweet boy has been desperately wanting to lose a tooth ever since big bro lost his. So when one started to get even a little wiggly it was his mission to make it come out. Finally the tooth was loose enough that he came up to me and ever so bravely asked me to pull it out. Well, I pulled out that tooth and he… Read more »

What a fun project this was. I so enjoy making special spaces throughout my home, and finally creating a big girl room was even more fun than I could have imagined. This room has sort of evolved over the past two years and a lot of the pieces are either thrifted, passed down, or are a DIY project. Baby girl was involved in a lot of the process and loved being right there while we put it all together. Even though… Read more »

1. Our weekend started off with the husband taking the big boys up north for a few days in the woods riding dirt bikes and fishing. Man oh man this is totally my boys love language. Like I have said before the husband works and works…and then he works some more. That makes these weekends extra special and my boys come home filled up. They love their Daddy something fierce and there is nothing better to them then getting a whole weekend with Daddy… Read more »

A few weeks ago we spent a long weekend up north on our families ranch property. This place is amazing, tons of trees and plenty of land for the kids to run on. They got to do what they do best, run and scream and play and get dirty. Eventually we would like to build a second home and spend all of our summers and vacations up there. However, until time and money permit, my sister-in-law and her husband graciously… Read more »

  1. Friday afternoon we celebrated a good second week of school with donuts. I love little surprises to make a good school week worth it for the boys. They work so hard at their school so its nice to give them a little reward every now and then. If you all haven’t tried Pioneer Woman’s Iced Coffee then I highly suggest you do. It is an awesome afternoon treat and way cheaper than Starbucks. Finally, I have to share my… Read more »

I talked about my natural birth on Friday. It was only after this birth that I realized the passion I had for natural childbirth. The empowerment you feel as a woman is something that cannot be described, and not in a way that you feel like you are better than anyone else, but in a way that you realize your body CAN do it, that God so perfectly made our bodies to do what is needed to birth your baby and all… Read more »

I shared this story on my sweet friend Carrington’s blog a couple months back but this story holds such a special spot in my heart that I had to share it here. In August of 2012 I took a pregnancy test and saw two little lines. Two lines that terrified me and also blessed me. Two lines that would forever change our family of five and my heart. You see this pregnancy came almost immediately after I lost my angel baby. The… Read more »

2 John 4-5 It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.   This verse screamed out at me this morning. I don’t know if it was because it was saying “dear lady” and I took that as though He… Read more »