THE DAYS ARE LONG BUT THE YEARS ARE SHORT.

In the chaos of life we tend to forget the details of our day and feel like we are in a race just to get the kids to bed. Often times after the girls are fast asleep, Chris and I watch videos together on our phones and relive precious moments spent with them—moments that got […]

MOMMIN’ AIN’T EASY.

I got to spend some time with my girls today while Chris was in Hattiesburg taking care of a few things. Here’s how I thought my day would go: I would take two very well-behaved children to go shopping at the kids shoe store and walk out with cute matching sandals for both girls. Then […]

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THE SECOND SUNDAY IN APRIL.

  There’s something about the second Sunday of April that brings my family together. Memories made at the Masters Tournament over the years bloom back to life as bright as the azaleas that surround the green on #12. Masters week has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember, and […]

THE BIRTHDAY EVE STRUGGLE: PART II

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the Birthday Eve struggle we face as mamas. You know, the one where we all of a sudden feel sad as we wish they would stay little forever? But when did we decide it was ok to feel sad about our kid’s birthday? Why do I […]

THE BIRTHDAY EVE STRUGGLE.

My heart isn’t ready for Ellie to turn one tomorrow. This year has flown by far too quickly, and I’m just not ready for my baby to not be a baby anymore. I remember feeling this way the night before EC’s first birthday—and every birthday since. Why is the Birthday Eve always so hard for me? I […]

WHEN THE ORDINARY BECOMES EXTRAORDINARY.

Last May I wrote a blog post about how hard parenting became when baby #2 came along. For the first several months, it was complete chaos at our house. But finally, we found our rhythm in the chaos…and then God changed the beat of our song. It was like going from a soft ballad to […]

THE GLORIOUS UNFOLDING OF OUR NEXT ADVENTURE.

After a rainy day yesterday, God painted the most amazing masterpiece in the sky at sunset. Just another sign from Him that if we can endure the rain, beautiful things are to come. WARNING: This post is long—but it is a story worth telling. “God is in control.” “You just have to have faith.” “Everything […]

THE SPARKLE OF SISTERHOOD.

  It’s 6:30 a.m. as I wash my tired face and pat cream over the bags under my eyes. I’m tiptoeing around the sink, trying not to wake the two tiny princesses sleeping on the other side of the curtain in our resort room. As I peek my head around the corner, I see an […]

FAMILY IS EVERYTHING.

Today was one of those days where everything overwhelmed me. I was so busy at the office this morning that when I finally took a break thinking it would soon be time to go to the gym during lunch, I looked at the clock and realized it was 2 p.m. As I sat in awful […]

SOMETIMES I FORGET.

Sometimes I forget. Sometimes I forget how much she needs me. I forget that SHE made me a mom. I forget that baby face, those mispronounced words and that imagination. I forget that all my time belonged to her. I forget that before the second, there was the first. That before I needed her help […]