Back to School. I’m reading all the Facebook posts and seeing all your pictures on Instagram of your baby loves heading back to school in their new uniforms and tennis shoes that have just enough wiggle room…the summer sunshine mixed with pool chlorine no doubt serves as a juvenile cocktail for growth spurts. “Child. HowContinue reading “sent off with a sandwich and a prayer.”
Category Archives: motherhood
let’s go be 49…
For the past few years on my birthday I’ve blogged a recap of the year gone by…this year I asked my Facebook followers to ask me any questions they might have about a prior blog post or anything else they might care to know about me…I got two questions: What is the greatest lesson IContinue reading “let’s go be 49…”
hello little girl…
Our family grew by 7 pounds and 15 ounces on September 9th when we said hello to Miss Tatum Elizabeth. A bundle of pink and perfection. Here. Just see for yourself… Is she not The Most? The most of ALL THINGS worth stopping EVERYTHING…just to stare and lean into her every movement and sound. TheContinue reading “hello little girl…”
g i r l f r i e n d s.
I am trying to squeeze all my thoughts on this topic into a blog post and it’s IMPOSSIBLE. Oh for the splendor of having someone in your life that gets you! That knows you. That knows you and hey…loves you anyway. The one who remembers things about you that you’ve long since forgotten, but speaksContinue reading “g i r l f r i e n d s.”
hey little mama.
Parenting is not optional. It’s expensive and exhausting and 3 out of 7 days each week you will want to turn in your resignation. Dear God, I regret to inform you I can no longer serve as caregiver of this child. I have decided to take another route. Sincerely, Me Stick around. God gave youContinue reading “hey little mama.”
Dear Ella, Today was Mother’s Day and while I was counting my motherhood blessings I was counting you. One year ago this month your Poppy called to say you’d be joining us for dinner. I left to meet you both at the house and we’ve been together ever since. Together we’ve learned and done soContinue reading “high calling.”
you don’t love Jesus?…
…if you have children, and especially daughters who watch your every move, you will appreciate this. We took communion on our couch this morning while watching our church online. Yes we did…Ella has been sick the past couple of days and we decided to stay in, yet not miss a good word from our belovedContinue reading “you don’t love Jesus?…”
life is a treat.
Ask 9 year old, 4th grade Gina her favorite holiday and you would get this answer: Halloween. Yep. I loved October 31st…better than Christmas. Halloween meant costumes… and costumes meant witches… and witches had long nails… and I was a witch so I could press those suckers on and pretend! Halloween was a haunted houseContinue reading “life is a treat.”
Did you have time to put makeup on today? ahhhhh… You got a pedicure and some trendy seasonal shellac on your nails? How precious. You had lunch with a friend? Well…that’s special. I know…you saw my wedding video and the birthday post for Ella and you’re thinking I’ve got it all together andContinue reading “real talk.”
e l l a…
Dear Ella, We celebrated your first birthday this past Saturday along with Uncle KJ, Claire, Ty, Lucy Claire, her pal Laurel, Sadie the Cupcake Queen and Kerald. We went to my favorite restaurant and had pink drinks and appetizers and of course, I had my Wasabi Chicken Salad. As soon as your pretty teeth learnContinue reading “e l l a…”