Expectations vs Reality

Expectations vs Reality

Hubby and I got married just over a year ago.  Our honeymoon wasn’t a walk on the beach, literally or figuratively.  We got married, then spent our honeymoon attending the wedding of some of Hubby’s good friends in another state.  The only way to financially afford a honeymoon and a cross-country wedding trip in the same year was to make the two trips one – so we did.  We flew out two weeks after our wedding, spent a few days visiting Hubby’s old stompin’ ground {where he went to college}, road tripped for…Read more …
Rules for Dating My Son {Guest Post}

Rules for Dating My Son {Guest Post}

My great friend, mentor and Realtor Libby Zeigler recently searched rules for dating and couldn't find any she liked.  Being the creative momma she is, Libby took it upon herself to write some rules to help young women understand the reason for her spiritually grounded {albeit socially backward} dating philosophy.  I don't have any kids yet, but I love, love, LOVE the heart that shines through in this article.  It is obvious that these parents have put a great amount of love and deep thought into the parameters they have set for their…Read more …
Finding God’s Peace in the Midst of Life’s Pain

Finding God’s Peace in the Midst of Life’s Pain

I know they say not to cry over spilled milk, but what about crying over scraped cabinets?  I haven't shared anything faith-based with you guys lately, but God smacked me in the face with a lesson this weekend and I have really felt it on my heart to share!  Have you ever struggled with finding God's peace? I have been refinishing the kitchen cabinets for our new house.  This process has not been a quick one - I started with hours upon hours upon hours of research {ahem, thank you Pinterest}.  I cleaned…Read more …
The Leib-what?!

The Leib-what?!

My oh so sweet friend {and one - yes one - follower on my blog} sent me the Leibster award... to which I reacted "awww... what the heck is that?!"  Leibster means "kindest, dearest, beloved, cute, endearing" in German.The Liebster Award is a blogger to blogger, peer award, used to highlight up and coming, smaller, lesser known blogs that are less than 6 months old and/or have less than 200 followers {less than 200?! CHECK!}. Liebster is an award that you accept with an intention of paying it forward. How awesome is that?!…Read more …
I Can’t Wait for Patience!

I Can’t Wait for Patience!

Last night as we were vegging at home, Munchkin asked if he could have ice cream {I may have bribed him into helped him realize he should be eating all his dinner with a conditional offer of dessert}.  Ten seconds after he finished eating dinner, he wanted to cash in on the dessert offer.  I told him he could have ice cream, but he had to wait a few minutes.  As he was watching the book-turned-movie he had picked at the movie store, I was cleaning up from dinner and trying to accomplish a few…Read more …

Dear life, whoa.

So, blogspot just told me I haven't posted since October. What the what?! Life happens.  And boyyyy, when it happens, it happens!  We've been busy to say the least.  Since October, Drew got hired as a full time Sheriff's Deputy {aka "LEO" - Law Enforcement Officer}.  I have also taken a new job as a full time Office Manager.  I love my job, but definitely miss being at home everyday with Munchkin!  We went on vacation in December and got engaged on New Year's Eve.  Being engaged to a LEO isn't easy... I…Read more …

All About My Blessings…

  Okay, so I’m new-ish to the blogging thing.  Not as new to the kid thing.  I’ve cared for kids since I was one.  I take pride in my ability to change a diaper with my eyes closed while playing hide and seek and organizing a mass lego-building competition {with hidden educational lessons, of course}.  Don’t get me wrong… I’m no super-nanny.  I have my shortfalls.  I despise doing dishes.  I have roughly 10 bajillion great ideas pinned on my oh-so organized pinterest boards but how many of those freezer meals will you…Read more …