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Country music, sunshine, and remembering gratitude.

March 24, 2014

One afternoon last week, in the midst of the piles of laundry and the mess, I simply remembered. I remembered that these are gifts I have been given. I remembered the eucharisto. The thanks. The joy of my daughter learning how to ride her bike.  The piles of dirt and dust — the food and [...]

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A belated post on the pumpkin patch!

October 15, 2013

I think my son is against me blogging. I’m so behind. Oh well, I promised that this would be a month of grace, right? In all truth, October is typically one of the busiest months of the year for me and this year proves to be no different. We always have activities, Halloween, anniversaries, vacation, and [...]

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The first 24 hours. (In pictures!)

July 15, 2013

Here is a documentation of Squishy’s first few hours of life. I think it’s mainly his first 24 hours.  Also, I’ll probably refer to him as Squishy or Little Man on here from here on out. “Squishy” kind of stuck as a nickname in the hospital, from his big squishy cheeks and cuteness.  Also – [...]

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When you just want your mom (or dad).

June 18, 2013

Me and my own girl Most of the time, I embrace the fact that I didn’t have the “typical” family experience growing up. Sometimes that’s not the case. I just want to take this time to be completely honest and say I wish my mother was more like a typical mom right now. I always [...]

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How to: Save Money!

April 24, 2013

Hey everybody! I posted this to my friend’s blog a few months ago and I thought I would share it today to change pace a bit! If you know me well in real life, you’ll know I’m pretty thrifty. I’m just sharing this a bit in hopes it might help someone who’s trying to save [...]

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Enough, already.

April 11, 2013

Just preparing you now, I’m sharing pretty raw emotions. I’m trying to work them out. I’m having a hard time remembering that God is more than enough when the truth is, I’ve had enough. I am almost 29 weeks pregnant. That means in plus or minus 11 weeks, a baby will be here. My baby. [...]

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A 3rd Birthday for Bluebelle!

April 9, 2013

With everything going on this year, B’s 3rd birthday was pretty much in the air. Originally, I was going to go do something in Oklahoma one weekend and then go to do something fun in Texas on her actual birthday. Then it moved to a belated birthday party/housewarming party when we moved into our new [...]

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Life Update #532

March 30, 2013

Just a quick update on what’s going on in our lives! 1 – I celebrated my birthday and it turned out quite wonderful. I got to spend it with friends and family and I got a new charm for my Pandora bracelet. I ate lots of delicious food and got to spend a day with [...]

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Dwelling. When I should have been sleeping.

March 22, 2013

I find myself awake at 4 am, hips screaming as I waddle to the bathroom to empty my bladder. I’ve fought the mental battle and lost, choosing immediate relief over long term sleep, because I know that my body will refuse to return to it’s original state.  Such is the madness of this stage, perpetual [...]

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Growing up and standing up

March 21, 2013

I am wrapping up my last week in Texas. It’s considerably more mournful than I anticipated. I feel as though I am leaving a world behind. I am leaving friends, family, and opportunities behind. More importantly, I know that life will go on — so I feel as though I am being the one left [...]

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