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 […]

LIFE HAPPENS.

When my alarm went off at 5:30 this morning, I seriously contemplated shutting if off and staying in bed. I was tired—so very tired. “Maybe I’ll just run tomorrow,” I thought. But then I realized it is the last day of the year. My last chance to log miles in 2015. And I needed this. […]

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 […]

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

Since Ellie was born I have really struggled with running. I have given it my best effort, but have felt like I’ve fallen short compared to where I used to be. I know it takes time to get back the groove of running after having a baby. But I felt defeated after every run. I […]

Once Upon a Time…

It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years since I walked down the aisle on my daddy’s arm to marry this man. We were so young, so in love and so excited to begin our journey together. If I could go back and tell these two lovebirds anything, it would be this: You have no […]

SNUGABUNNY SWING, YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME.

Dear Fisher Price Snugabunny Swing, Let me profess my undying love for you. We had some good times back in 2011 with child #1. You let me push your buttons and never gave up on me. It was a sad day when she outgrew your snug little bunny cradle. You endured three years in a […]

TEN THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU BECOME A PARENT OF TWO.

There’s no denying that being a parent is hard work. Yes, it is the most rewarding job you will ever have, but let’s admit it – raising tiny humans is down right exhausting. Having a baby rocked my world. I remember the sleepless nights, the countless feedings, recording all the milestones and trying to follow […]

THE DAY YOU WERE BORN.

Dear Ellie Katherine, The day you were born was filled with celebration. Waiting 39 weeks to see your precious face had seemed like an eternity, and the day your birth day was finally here! Your Daddy and I arrived at the hospital at 6 a.m. where our dear friend Kelly was waiting to join us […]