When my plan differs from God’s plan.

I knew we wouldn’t live here forever, but I was hoping for at least five years.

I was also hoping for our kids to be two years apart in age, but we all know that didn’t happen.

And I was even hoping we’d be living in a warm, sunny place (aka: Florida) but I believe that didn’t work out because we are meant to be here, in the mitten. Continue reading

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I’m in a rut.

I feel like I haven’t written in ages.

It has been 24 days.

Here I am, still not having anything to write but feeling confident that as I sit here, typing, the words will just come. I’m going to take a stab and say I’m in a writing rut.

And quite possibly at the same time…a momma rut. Or a life rut. Continue reading

17 Summers left with you.

Parenting is tough.

The days are long and the naps are short. But there are so many moments in between that are incredible, beautiful and adventurous. Continue reading

365 days of loving you.

As I sit here watching you nap on your first day of toddlerhood, tears fill my eyes as I think back on the last year (and how babyhood is over…) Continue reading

It’s Always Sunny on Vacation

I may need a vacation from my vacation. Or just a very long nap!

Don’t get me wrong–traveling with an 8-month old was a grand ol’ adventure and a lot of fun, but I am exhausted!  Continue reading