worth the Wait. {a birth story}

October 31, 2018

Eight days. Never before has eight days seemed so long. Well, to be honest, it felt more like 16 days. You see, my second child was born 8 days early so I thought that I’d have my third early as well. At the very least I was hopeful. In reality, once the due date passed…


on identity and Pregnancy.

October 9, 2018

My husband recently asked me how I understand my main identity right now. The ‘proper’ or perhaps ‘correct’ answer is that I’m a daughter of God first, and everything else flows from that. But if I’m being honest, that isn’t how it feels. By the end of pregnancy, I told him, it becomes – at…


as a little bunny always Said…

August 7, 2018

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all!” Okay, I know it is a double negative, but you get the point. If you can’t say something nice or positive or encouraging, don’t say anything at all. I know this is a point that I’ve brought up before, but it bears repeating, especially…


a blessing, Period.

April 18, 2018

Somehow it has been weeks since I’ve written a new blog. Why? Two real reasons, (1) I’ve been busy with my Etsy shop and orders (yay!) and (2) I’m pregnant! By some crazy reality, I’m already nearly 15 weeks along with baby number 3, who, we found out, is a GIRL! Which brings me to…


a year in review, a year in Preview.

December 29, 2016

To be perfectly frank, 2016 was exactly nothing I was planning or expecting. Not in the least. And yet it has been one of the most amazing years ever. Before I get into the nitty gritty of the year and how I remember it, let’s look back at the goals I set for the year and see how…


mistletoe is Here! {a birth story}

December 18, 2016

It started out as a day like any other, or so I thought. As was typical for me, once the noon hour passed without any real contractions, I gave up thinking that that would be the day our daughter would be born. For weeks the only thing I wanted to do before going into labor…


no resurrection without the Cross.

December 2, 2016

As of writing this post, I am 37 weeks, 4 days pregnant. I am to the point where not only do the weeks matter, but so do the days. Every single day counts, and every single day gets me one day closer to meeting our next daughter. Lately I have found myself saying that I…


the {cranky} End.

November 29, 2016

Depending on your/your doctor’s definition of ‘full-term’, I hit full-term in my pregnancy last Sunday (so I’m 37 weeks, 2 days along right now) and I’m a pile of walking contradictions. I like to think I’ve done better this pregnancy in terms of being cranky/angry/hating being pregnant, but now, with the due date so close…


really, really stepping out of the Boat.

May 24, 2016

Recently I wrote about how my husband and I are becoming missionaries with FOCUS and what a stretch this move will be for us. We are, of course, incredibly excited, but also a little overwhelmed by all of the things that are about to change in our lives. I’ve frequently looked at families like ours –…


body Image.

May 20, 2015

{Linking up with Blessed Is She} “We’ve decided that we hate you.” “Did you come back to work just to show off how quickly you could fit back into your jeans?” These are just a few of the things I’ve heard in recent weeks. This body image thing is a nasty phenomenon that robs women…


the birth Story {part 2}.

April 14, 2015

{part 1 is here} The hospital. Despite the fluke snow – that was not forecasted *shakes fist at Colorado weather* – we made it to the hospital and to labor and delivery. We arrived at 1:30pm. We checked in at the nurses station and they asked me how far along I was. “40 weeks as of yesterdayyyyyyyyy…*head…


the birth Story.

April 13, 2015

New status (Mommy Blogger): unlocked. I hated reading birth stories before I got pregnant. Even when I was pregnant, I was very careful about which stories I read. I honestly never thought I’d blog about Sophia’s birth story, but the more I thought about, the more I thought, why not? This blog has become so much…



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