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There are so many quotes floating around our universe reminding us that words matter. Often times it's in reference to hurt and negative things that we say to each other.I know for myself, the topic of words is a constant conversation that comes with raising children and teaching them that words leave a mark...forever.
As I continue figuring out who I am, I've noticed that my own words can hurt even myself. I'm alone most of the time and that's been hard for me these days as I am searching for what it is I am supposed to do now that the definition of being a stay at home mom has changed for me.

It's just me and my thoughts...my words.

I'll spare you the conversations that I have with myself but will share that they are less than positive and encouraging or helpful.
I've had some significant ups and downs in my life recently and it's so interesting to me the things I hear when I need to that are simply life changing.

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Look Up

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Lately I've been taking some things for granted.
Some of those things I'm okay with as I'm doing some soul searching.
The others, I'm feeling a bit of regret. Mostly the simple things.

There's a song that I could listen to on repeat.
And quite frankly, I HAVE.
"Alone With Me" by: Vance Joy.

This song was inspired by a memory of he and his mother spending time together, walking through town together... She would always tell him to "look up".
"Look up, you might see something you've not seen before".
As he reflected on that he remembers that every time she said that he would always see something new.
Even if it was a street he walked every single day.

I've been doing some serious work on myself.
Who I am as a wife, a mother, a friend and as a daughter.
But the one true discovery I've made is I really don't know who I am as...ME
Aside from all those other roles I play and take part in, I have NO idea…

I'm coming out

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In honor of Bloomington Pride Weekend...This is my coming out.

I decided that today is the day.

I am tired of living inside myself and keeping it all in.

Here it goes....


About 17 years ago I was attending my first college. I was born and raised in a Christian Church and decided that a small private Christian College was the best option for me. I chose a school that wasn't too far from home but far enough away that I could get the experience I had always dreamed of as well as grow in my faith. It offered many great experiences for me all while gaining some life long friendships. I was able to learn a lot about myself as well as others and the stories they had to tell. We had chapel twice a week that was required and I loved it because it was an all access pass into amazing speakers who shared their trials and triumphs in their walk with Christ and their every changing relationship with God. As time went on, I began to realize that this experience was MUCH smaller than the big…

Life Sneaks

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Sometimes life sneaks up on you. It's so easy to get in a routine, go through the motions and just barely get by when the end of the day meets you. As a mom of three young kids, I have found over the craziest of recent years, that I find myself often living for bedtime and counting down until my little humans are QUIET and ASLEEP. Not living in the moment with them and watching them as they grow. Don't get me wrong though, there are those times when I have a small reminder that they are growing and learning and changing everyday. It is in those moments that I flashback to when they were two and three years old and full of pure joy and excitement for anything life handed them. It's funny how time can seem to stand still yet at the same time....fly by. It's no question I have three very different kids. Landon is a mama's boy who is very in tune with other's emotions and feelings. He has always seemed to be an old soul and I have truly loved that about him and enj…
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Finally...here we are. I was actually able to upload some pictures to start this back up and running. This here, is our awesome house that we were so very blessed to purchase from our dear family friends. Chris and I have many memories in this house before we bought it and we now are able to create new ones with our own family. We LOVE the property and the yard and the kids are having a blast, the last year, playing and running around with awesome neighbors! Not only did we move into a new house, we also adopted this big pup, Optimus. He is so awesome and he is a wonderful addition to our family.

Been a Hot Minute!

I've said it before but nothing will even compare to the time lapse this time around. Boy, has it been a REALLY long time since my last post. I miss keeping up with this blog and I really want to try and start writing again. For now, I will update pictures of the family in hopes that I will be posting again very soon.

House Sold...

Well, short story short...We sold the house. We put the house on the market Monday February 10th, by 5:00 that evening we got our first call for a showing the very next day. By 8:00 that evening we got a call for a second showing the following day. Tuesday, we showed the house both scheduled times and by 3:30 that afternoon I got a call that there was a realtor in our driveway wanting to show the house. In fact, they informed me that she wanted immediate access and she didn't care about the condition. I told them alright and that I needed at least a couple minutes to get my kids in the car. I figured, the house was already clean from the other two showings, what could it hurt. We frantically got in the car and waived to the realtor as we passed them. That evening I got a request to show the house for a second showing the following day Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon following the showing, we received and offer on the house! Less than 48 hours on the market and we got an offer on ou…