May 12, 2015

I've got three mother's days under my belt now and I have to admit, they just keep getting sweeter and sweeter each year. Maybe it this year felt extra delicious because my girl could pick me flowers and hold my face in her little hands to say 'I love you mommy.' Whatever it was, it sure was sweet and I love nothing more than being this girl's mama. She's my light, my joy, my heart. 

Also wanted to send a belated happy mother's day to all the mama's out there - the mama's in waiting, the mama's wanting to be and the women who take care of someone in that nurturing, motherly way. You are all wonderful and lovely and deserving of a day to celebrate you. 


May 1, 2015

Whew! Happy Friday! I tell you what. This week has been a doozy. Our girl came down with a fever on Sunday and it didn't break until Thursday morning. Our dog also came down with an infection on Sunday that was less than pretty and so our house this past week has been a sick filled disaster. Thankfully, everyone is now on the mend and my girl is going on hour 4 of her nap (talk about getting over sickness) and the boy is basking in a sunny spot in the kitchen. We are looking forward to a weekend not filled with 100 obligations and just being able to enjoy some easy time together. I'm predicting lots of iced coffee's, parks, a bike ride and maybe some grilling on the back deck. TGIF, friends!


April 24, 2015

The past few weeks, I've really been trying to sort out where my heart is and where I'd like to be. I'm asking myself some thoughtful questions and really trying to listen and follow, which is not always easy to do when you like to be in control of your life's path.

This song from Hillsong United has been on repeat (literally) for days on end in our home. These words speak to me so deeply. I'm really finding so much encouragement through it- maybe you'll feel inspired by it too. 

                                               "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Oh, Jesus, you're my God!

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine



April 19, 2015

I could care less that this is an ad for Pandora Jewelry. It is the most beautiful video about our unique connections to our children and my mama heart can barely take it. If you need me, I'm in a pile of my own tears over here. 


April 10, 2015

Oh the kitchen. The heart of the house and really, isn't that so true? You cook here, eat here, dance here, snuggle here, cry here, gather here. I love our kitchen to pieces. When we first moved in the kitchen was fine. It was updated and clean. All we could really ask for but after 6 months or so we knew it wasn't 'us,' so we ripped out the counters (and added butcher block) painted the walls all white, painted the cabinets bright yellow, and then all white again (phew) put the subway tile up and re-floored. Just this past Christmas we bought Ru her own little kitchen and I could not love the fact that it looks exactly like ours more. When mama cooks, Ru is right there next to me cooking away too. Our kitchen and dinning room are really one in the same, so it's this really large open space in our home that we love so much. Whenever we have guests this is where we are. 


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