on Obedience.


1. I’ve begun pre-writing posts, so the fact that this is appearing is not at all indicative of whether Monkey has been born yet or not. Unless I say otherwise, you may want to assume that all the BISsisterhood posts have been pre-written/written while pregnant.
2. I like publishing my post the day before the link up goes live on Blessed Is She – and today it worked out perfectly.}

Obedience. Honestly, I tend to laugh at the word. I know what it means, but I don’t always (or often) think of myself as an obedient person. That isn’t to say that I’m a rebel or necessarily disobedient, but obedience isn’t a quality I tend to pride myself on.  Continue reading

the day is here…or is It?

I’m writing this the night before Monkey’s actual due date, so this is subject to some change, though that change seems unlikely at this point!

The due date is here, the due date is here! March 24th – I feel like I’ve said this date a million times in the last nine months. It is a date I’ve been anxious for, excited for, nervous for, and every emotion in between. Here it is! Hooray! Let’s have a party! With a baby! …still inside my belly. Continue reading

unspoken Hopes.

Anthony-Amanda-Wedding-0437Ever since my junior year in high school when I had my reversion, I knew that I wanted to marry a Catholic. There were things I knew and hoped for in my heart, but I never really gave voice to them. I simply wanted to marry someone I could share the faith with, who understood the basics of being Catholic and didn’t have any big hang-ups about the Church. Continue reading

on Trust {and lacking it, too}.


If I’m being honest, I’d rather just skip this prompt all together – it is challenging me and poking me too much in all of the places I don’t want to be challenged. I’d rather hide, run away, ignore it all and wait until next week’s prompt. All that from a single word: trust. Continue reading

thoughts from the Inside.

Inspired by Julie’s post (or should I say Laura’s post?), I’ve been thinking a lot about what life from Monkey’s side of the womb looks like…

I figured out a fun new game today! All I have to do is push my feet up against whatever those hard things are (Mom says they are her ribs?) and push my way down. It is fun, but I don’t think Mommy likes this game as much as I do.

I even found my own squishy pillow in here too, it is quite comfy. Maybe it isn’t a pillow though… Continue reading

a nursery fit for a Monkey.

I promised it was coming, and made it a goal for the month, and here it is: Monkey’s nursery! Some before pictures, and a whole lot of after pictures. I’m so excited for her perfect little room!

The first time we saw the house, before we ever decided to make an offer, we knew this room would need to be painted. Desperately. Anthony teases me that I literally wouldn’t let people *look* at the room when they came to visit, and now I splash pictures of it up in the interwebs. It was awful and the pictures hardly do it justice. Continue reading

on Reconciliation.


Joining Blessed is She for another #BISsisterhood topic of the week: reconciliation. Not going to lie, sometimes it is hard to just have one word as the prompt. There are so many ways/angles to look at reconciliation from that it is hard to pick just one!

“”For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.” Then Peter approaching asked, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.”” – Matthew 18:20-22

The truth is that we are all created in God’s image and likeness. Therefore, when we gather – even non-believers – aren’t we all gathered in His name? Is He not always in the midst of us? If, then, He is always in the midst of us, should we not also be reconciled to our brother because we are in the presence of God? Continue reading