I don’t take one moment of her life for granted. She is a gift to me from the Lord; one that I don’t deserve. So incredibly thankful for every happy & heathy breath she takes...and soooo thankful that today we get to walk her into her SIXTH year of life. Happy birthday my sweet girl. I love you. ❤️
Silly faces with sweet friends. This is what summertime is made of. ❤️❤️
On August 15 of last year, while everyone was heading back to school, I started writing in a little yellow journal. I decided I wanted something special to remember my very last year with both of my kids at home. Every single day, I would write one thing that I cherished about them, or one thing that we did together that blessed my heart. Tiny details, like wrinkly pool toes, and popsicle mustaches; sweet memories that I wanted to hang onto forever. Now let me tell you, my kids are far from perfect...but this journal has quickly become one of my favorite possessions. It’s really helped me to shift my mindset to focus on the GOOD in each day. After all, it’s so cliché but it’s true; life passes by us so quickly. And if we don’t grasp onto the important things, then they just fly right by us. I sure can’t slow life down, but I do have control over how much of it I remember. ❤️ So...as this school year wraps up, and I reflect on the past ten months, I’ve decided that my little yellow journal is here to stay...and that I might just keep doing this until they’re 30. 😉
It’s been a day filled with God‘s goodness. Some family time, some extra sweet unexpected blessings, and hypothermia. 😉 I chalk it up as a win. ❤️
It rained for an entire week before this OUTDOOR wedding. But at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, God pulled a little something out of His back pocket. ;) The sun broke through the clouds and shone down on this beautiful couple as they promised their lives to each other in front of their closest family & friends; and I got to be there. ❤️I'll never take for granted the honor of being invited into such a sacred space...with such incredibly special people. Levi & Regan, thanks for letting me celebrate with you! Congrats!!
What if we shifted our focus from all the things that DIDN’T get done today...to all the things that DID? ❤️🙌🏼
Marriage is hard. People who make it look easy are either lying or only posting the good stuff.😉 Brandon and I had a chance to get away together for the last 24 hours, and it was soooo good for the soul. Lots of coffee, lots of food, and lots of talking about our marriage, and the work that we need to do separately to make us stronger together. Goodness, marriage takes dying to self....every single day. And I am NOT good at that. 😳 I’ve had more than one wise person in my life tell me that love is a choice; and it’s so true. It takes energy, commitment, and work to make a marriage more than just two people living under the same roof. So... we will continue to have hard conversations that stretch us and grow us. And we will continue to fight for our marriage, on the good days...and the bad ones, too. And we will continue to choose each other. ALWAYS. ❤️
She literally looks forward to it for months...the Father Daughter Dance. Every year her daddy leaves to pick up flowers for her and then comes to pick her up for dinner and the dance. So while she stares out the window waiting for him, I’ll just stare at her. ❤️❤️