Rings and Things

encouragement, faith

It felt like a big win:  I was at home when Fed Ex delivered my package. I had to sign for it as well, so it was an all-around miracle. I was so excited to open the contents that I ripped into it right away. When I opened the tiny box, stuffed inside a bunch […]

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In a Moment

encouragement, faith

Recently, a friend shared with me the song, “One Day{When We All Get to Heaven}”, and I haven’t been able to get enough. Amelia refers to it as the “Heaven” song, and we sing along together. We even sang it at the balloon release I went to a few weeks ago. I feel like I […]

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Grow Grass, Grow

encouragement, faith

When Neil and I moved into our first home well over a year ago, we knew very little about taking care of our yard. More specifically, our grass. I have fond memories of weeding our flowerbeds growing up, under the supervision of my dad. I felt like I had done my fair share of yard […]

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Cheers to Five Years


We ate cake and blew out candles. Technically we only had one candle burning, because that is all I could find. There should have been five, though.   Five little pieces of wax that didn’t represent the age of a person, but instead, the age of our small group. We have been meeting together for five […]

September 24, 2018

Friday Favorites

friday favorites

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I am linking up this week with other bloggers to share my favorites from the week! First up, my new fiddle leaf fig. I realize these have been a thing for awhile now. I have always wanted to join to bandwagon, but due to their high maintenance reputation I was hesitant […]

September 21, 2018


encouragement, faith, miscarriage

Recently I attended a funeral of a dear family friend. The funeral was at the church I grew up in, and for a host of reasons, once I sat down in that pew I could not keep from crying. The kind of crying where the tears just stream, and you feel a thousand different things […]

September 18, 2018

August Book Review

book review

Welp, halfway through September and I am reviewing my August reads. For much of August I did not feel well due to pregnancy symptoms, so I had little desire to do anything but lay down. Then our miscarriage happened, and then again I had little desire to do anything but lay down. But, alas, here […]

September 11, 2018

Our August Baby

faith, miscarriage

I walked into the prayer room at our church yesterday, and merely the sight of the oriental rug on those dark wood floors and the Bible perched on the stand in front of the window was enough to trigger my tears. I have frequented that room nearly weekly for the last year. Much of my […]

September 7, 2018



Our recent trip to Colorado was spontaneous, yet it had been on the horizon for months. In January, when we began to look at the year ahead, Neil wanted us to take a trip to the mountains. He had is heart set on all things outdoors, so it seemed like that was the direction we […]

August 8, 2018

July Book Review

book review

Y’all, July is winding down and summer is quickly coming to an end. This part of the summer always feels super long and I am ready for the routine of fall! This month I finished three books, and here is what I thought about them! First up: I’ve wanted to read The Summer Before the […]

July 31, 2018

Vail, Colorado Days 2 & 3


Today I am sharing days 2 & from our trip to Vail! Day 2 began bright and early. We had plans to hike that morning and wasted no time in getting to our destination. Neil and I went back and forth on what we wanted our hike to look like. Neil wanted something intense with […]

July 26, 2018

Amelia is Two Cool for School


We celebrated Amelia’s second birthday over the weekend, and our theme was “two cool for school”. Amelia loves buses, so originally I was going to do a school bus party, however I wasn’t a huge fan of all the black and yellow, so slowly it morphed into a school theme, with an emphasis on buses. […]

July 23, 2018

Friday Favorites

friday favorites

It has been awhile since I have done a “Friday Favorites” so I decided to link up today and share the faves from the week! For starters, we got back from our trip to Colorado this week, and our time away was definitely a favorite! I shared about our first day in the mountains here. […]

July 20, 2018