Jealousy

Jealousy

As I was cleaning our front bathroom I could hear J (my husband) talking to some coworkers. He had been asked to talk to interns of the IT department about how he got to where he is in his company. He's brilliant. He's kind. He's hardworking. He's dependable. He's Godly. Those are the real reasons [...]

Desires

Desires

As J and I are believing for some things right now I had been thinking about something while this whole mess throughout the world still unfolds. We are believing for some things for our family right now that have nothing to do with health or wealth, even though, yes, we are still praying for those [...]

Crustless Quiche

Crustless Quiche

DESCRIPTION This crustless quiche is such an easy showstopper. The options of what to add in are endless and it makes for a great breakfast, lunch, dinner, and leftovers. Does it get much better than that? INGREDIENTS To make bacon and onion mixture: 2-4 slices of bacon chopped1/2 onion chopped finely To make egg filling: [...]

Waiting

Waiting

God is always waiting. Patiently waiting for you to run to Him. Fall into Him. Release all your cares and anxieties on Him. He is always there waiting with open arms. However, sometimes it seems like we just want to make our lives difficult. We want to flail about for a while before we actually [...]

Change

Change

Are you a person that loves change? Or do you just loathe change? I love it. I crave it. I need it. I'm not sure what it is about my personality but I thrive on change. It doesn't scare me because there's really not a lot that I worry about when changing something. A haircut [...]

peaceful

peaceful

Yesterday I rearranged our living room while bubs napped. I'm not really sure what came over me to think that I could move our couch and other furniture, but I usually find a way when I want something badly enough. This was no different. I managed to move a chair, TV, and move our sectional [...]

What’s For Dinner? (Week 8)

What’s For Dinner? (Week 8)

Meals for the week are... Taco Soup and/or chiliVeggie Soup (pre-made/frozen)SpaghettiKung Pao ChickenGrilled Chicken, Asparagus, and French FriesPork Tenderloin, Brussel Sprouts, and Mashed Potatoes Grocery List: BananasAlmond MilkAvocados2 bags of brussel sprouts1/4 lb of Turkey (for sandwiches)Cheese (for sandwiches)HummusCarrotsKiwiApplesGF WafflesGerolsteiner WaterChickenSpaghetti NoodlesGround BeefMarinaraCoconut Aminos (GF soy sauce)Frozen French FriesEverything but the bagel spread, holy moly, [...]

Sleep

Sleep

He fell asleep with his hand next to his face today like he did when he was in the womb. It was a sweet reminder that he is still my baby. I'm between "don't grow up" and "grow up so we can do fun activities" daily. He seems to be growing up too fast though. [...]

Birth Story

Birth Story

Let me just start here by saying that his birth was honestly close to being a dream. Like maybe better than being proposed to. Read here. It's a funny one. Anyway, if you had a not so great birth or one that lasted hours, then maybe reading this won't bring you joy. I do pray [...]

Wild

Wild

My greatest love story I will ever tell will be the one I have with Jesus. The lyrics to one of my favorite worship song are: Come away with me, come away. It's never too late, it's never too late, it's not too late for you. I have a plan for you, I have a [...]

What’s for dinner? (Week 6)

What’s for dinner? (Week 6)

Meals for the week are... Taco SoupVeggie SoupPesto and Chicken Sausage GnocchiKung Pao ChickenSpaghettiBrussel Sprout Tacos Grocery List: BaconOrganic whole milkBananasAlmond MilkAvocados2 bags of brussel sproutsCeleryChicken Sausage1/4 lb of Turkey (for sandwiches)Cheese (for sandwiches)HummusCarrotsOrangesEggsGF WafflesVanillaGarlic PowderGerolsteiner WaterChickenPestoSpaghetti NoodlesGround BeefMarinaraCoconut Aminos (GF soy sauce)Frozen Green BeansFrozen French FriesCayenne ginger shots (we really do feel like these [...]

Alone

Alone

Any other momma's out there know the word "alone" anymore? When was the last time you really did much of anything alone? Especially while at home. I rarely use the restroom alone anymore. Now I know most moms realize this is just a way of life and then some joke about going to the bathroom [...]

Job

Job

Love in a different sense of the word today. Do you love what you do day in and day out? Not every day is going to be perfect or even enjoyable, but as a whole do you do something you love every day? Life is too short to not do something that you love. Sometimes [...]

Engagement Story

Engagement Story

In honor of it being the anniversary of our engagement I thought I would share our story since I hinted at it on instagram. I'm not even really sure where to start. The fact that it was only 5 months after we starting dating? The fact that it was almost on Valentine's Day? I would [...]

What’s For Dinner? (Week 3)

What’s For Dinner? (Week 3)

Meals for the week are... Shredded Chicken TacosBaked Eggplant Parmesan and SaladVeggie and Chicken Sausage Sheet Pan & RiceShredded Chicken Nachos Leftover Taco Soup (frozen from a couple of weeks ago!)Frozen Pizza and Salad (Tonight) Grocery List: LimesOrganic almond milk (unsweetened)Organic whole milkBananasEggsSalsaKaleJalapenoLimeAvocadosOrganic baby spinach2 green & red bell peppers1 bag brussel sprouts2 stalks of [...]

Date

Date

Date your spouse. It’s a term you’ve heard before. I don’t know if I love it to be honest because really it’s not like dating anymore at all. Dating was completely carefree and fun. Now, it’s fun but it’s not as carefree. We have to check in with each other and we’re constantly thinking about [...]

JOY

JOY

As the week of Christmas is upon us and all of the fog of the week is creeping up let's not get carried away and lose sight of what truly matters. We have been reading the Christmas story in the Bible and today we read Luke 1: 46-49. And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the [...]

Reason

Reason

As I put bubs down for bed this afternoon I could feel him completely relax with my arms tightly around him. He has been sick and has just needed a little extra love and attention. Do you remember that feeling when you were a kid? When I was sick all I wanted was at least [...]

Passions

Passions

I will be sharing clothing on here as a passion of mine. I will be sharing about Christ as the greatest love of mine. I will be sharing about motherhood as it is my world right now. I will be sharing about marriage, travel, and how-to's. I love my husband. We love to travel when [...]

Wifey

Wifey

To my sons future wife. I pray for you daily. I pray the normal routine type of things. I pray that you are safe. I pray that others are kind to you and that you are kind to others. I pray that you are healthy and well. I pray that you are guided by God [...]

Enough

Enough

Instagram has become a funny place. It's incredibly fun to see what is going on in other peoples' lives and see what new things are out there from influencers. It's also hard at times. It's hard to see others doing what you would love to be doing or buying what you would like to buy [...]

Control

Control

Do you ever struggle with wanting to be in control? I know I do. More than ever after becoming a mom. I feel like I gained control over my own life just a few years ago. I finally wasn't living in my parents house or in a college dorm room where I had to do [...]

Nothings

Nothings

Have you ever truly noticed how kids are so enthralled with something that seems like absolutely nothing? I love to see how amazed my son is by everyday things I forget to notice. His eyes absolutely light up as if to say, "WOW, did you see that one blade of grass Mom?! It moved a [...]

Prepared

Prepared

You can't be prepared for what you will have to do as a mother. I promise you. You will feel prepared before your first child. You will have diapers, the carseat, the cute outfits, burp cloths, pacifiers, and the list goes on, but you aren't prepared. Take my word for it. I had been a [...]

Quiet

Quiet

As the rain falls and I have my afternoon coffee during nap time I am reminded of who I am. This is my quiet time. This is the time when I get a moment to reflect on my day and think ahead. Most days it's thinking about what to do for dinner, what to clean, [...]

Early Riser

Early Riser

Step One: Have a baby. Just kidding. But also serious. Now to the real advice: I used to be an early riser and then I met my husband. The man is a champion sleeper. When we were first married he would sleep until noon or later on Saturday's. He worked hard throughout the week so [...]

Eyes

Eyes

I could stare into our son's eyes for hours on end and never get bored. He has these big bright beautiful blue eyes that you could get lost in. Everyone always comments on his eyes-they are truly spectacular. Full of wonder and complete innocence. Unfortunately they will not always be so full of innocence. Our [...]

On Holiday

On Holiday

Here's the back ground to this vacation. Never in a million years did I think I would find myself in Europe with a toddler. My husband and I had never been Europe ourselves. Let alone on a flight longer than 3 1/2 hours. This. Was. Big. We knew it would be a challenge and we [...]

Socks

Socks

My mom gave me a piece of advice that an older woman gave her before she got married many years ago. It stuck with her and it has always stuck with me. It was basically something like, "don't get mad about having to pick up your husbands socks (or whatever item) because some other woman [...]