My boy. My firstborn boy. He is amazing, brilliant, smart, loving, honorable, and so hard working. But we have yet to find his thing. The thing that sets his little heart on fire. And this boy, he is so serious, seeing him smile hasn’t been an easy task lately. So you better believe when we found his thing. The thing that set him ablaze. The thing that made him smile for days after he did it. Well, you better believe… Read more »

I have never been a dancer. Like ever. Back in high school whenever we had to dance for cheer I was always very strategically tucked back in the corner. I was awkward and uncomfortable just trying as I could to fit in and not stand out too much. You know, just doing what was necessary to get by. Making sure I didn’t look different, and always worrying who was watching. Steps and rhythm didn’t come easily to me, and still… Read more »

This morning I was chatting with one of my most favorite girlfriends. A little bit into our conversation she began to ask for advice on raising four kids. I couldn’t help but laugh. I went on to say how my fourth child seemed to be the one that gave me the biggest run for my money. Not because he is a hard baby, but because life just seems more difficult with four little humans. I never skipped a beat after… Read more »

source Can I just start out by saying, God is good. Like, so good. I have spent some quiet time away from this space lately, and to be honest, I miss my fingers punching these keys, and I miss my thoughts just pouring out, but it has been good. In a world that is so fast paced and one that never turns off, quiet is good. I think I can speak for most moms when I say that I spend… Read more »

The alarm goes off. I barely even wake from it now. But on this particular morning I look over at my phone to see the time, 4:30 a.m. on the dot, every single morning. I roll over and fall back asleep. I hear the shower going but am in and out of sleep and awake only to the slightest brush of a kiss on my cheek. See you later, love you. Have a good day, love you. I am asleep… Read more »

source Things have been crazy around here lately. And when I say crazy, I mean, I feel like I am catching a glimpse of our future. Driving to and from this and that, each day having somewhere to go, someone to see, something to do. It is kind of intense but also really fun. As you may have heard we are getting ready to take a leap of faith and put our house up for sale. We are doing this… Read more »

Little moments. Life is made up of a bunch of them. I want to remember every piece of this. More importantly I want him to. Her smile, her hair, the way she scrunched her face as she examined every last petal. The way she looked at him and him at her. The giggles, the spins, the twirls of her dress. All of these are memories that I am sure she will forget, but they are some that we never will. Little moments are what make big memories. Little… Read more »

Sourdough toast with the perfect amount of butter. It always tasted better at her house. I remember sitting on her oversized velvet chair. I would spin in circles, round and round and round, catching my reflection in the mirrored china cabinet full of all of her special treasures, stealing handfuls of trail mix from crystal dishes in between spins. Round and round and round. Only stopping when I would hear the alarm from the microwave. The sound followed by the… Read more »