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

I’ve seen a lot of ‘Fixer Upper’

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Our home is small.

It’s not a tiny house, which I would adore someday, but it is small.

And I’ve learned a lot of things from living in this small home of ours (and I’ve learned a lot of things from watching ‘Fixer Upper’ while baby naps!) One of those things is: clutter is a no-no, minimalism is the way to go. Continue reading

Running for two

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I’ve always been a runner.

From an early age, I had shelves and cork boards in my bedroom adorned with trophies and medals showing the world that I ran my little heart out.

I ran for school, I ran races on the weekends, I ran triathlons and ran alongside my mom in her marathon.

And despite constant injuries to different parts of my body every cross country and track season, here I am today, still running.

This time, running for two. Continue reading

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

Seeing PINK!

As most of you know, we had our gender reveal party this past weekend.

I definitely had mixed feelings because with my first pregnancy, we didn’t find out the gender, and that was amazing. I loved that. I loved the not-knowing…

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Let go, and let God.

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There has been a lot on my mind lately.

Especially with all that’s going on in the world, and with my generation…and with the upcoming generation that my generation is raising.

I find myself sitting on the couch watching my son play with his dogs. He’s so gentle resting his head on her, then one moment later he whacks Lillie in the head and then laughs. We are trying so hard to teach him to “pet nice,” and “be kind.” Sometimes I think he understands, sometimes I think he chooses not to. Continue reading

My top 6 mom-must-haves for new moms

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I’m not a new mom, but I’m almost a second-time-around new mom and I’ve learned a few things from the first-time-mom experience!

First off, I’m very dutch, meaning I’m a garage sale shopper and when I go to the store, I only shop the clearance rack. Needlesstosay, Z didn’t have many of the things I felt would have been helpful as a newborn. Continue reading