Do you ever have about a million things hit you at the same time that are just so discouraging and ugly and seem hopeless? Do you ever feel so beaten down you just want to beat someone back? Do you ever just crack under it all and lose your shiii cool? That is where I’ve… Read More maybe sometimes we need to lose it.
My Dearest Rory, Today you are five and I feel like I can hardly wrap my brain around that enough to even type it because WHERE DID THE LAST FIVE YEARS GO? Everyone says it goes by in a blink and that is so very true. I blinked and you went from an infant… Read More FIVE. (a letter to Rory on her 5th birthday)
As cliche as it might sound, I honestly cannot believe the year 2014 is almost over. This year has been such a whirlwind, wonderful year. We started out the year in Savannah, enjoying being so close to family and enjoying our life there. I absolutely loved my job and Andy was working hard at his.… Read More Christmas Letter 2014
Two and a half years after moving, two separate moves, two realtors, and one person who screwed us out of thousands of dollars later… WE FINALLY SOLD OUR HOUSE IN TEXAS. I can’t even express to you what it feels like to have this weight lifted. It feels like approximately 117,000 lbs lighter. Having two house… Read More closure.
I was in the living room folding clothes the first day we were back from Thanksgiving when I heard it; the first sign of the magic of Christmas in the girls’ voices. Rory: Ryder! Did you know that Santa is coming soon? We don’t have a chimney but mom will leave the door open for… Read More a simple, magical Christmas
This week has been very loud. I can’t seem to get away from the noise around the world. The Ferguson tragedies are ringing loud throughout social media and loud in every part of my heart. Here I am, white as milk, sobbing for this black community wondering what I can do to make a difference… Read More Let the noise of love be loud at our tables today.
I was a stay-at-home mom for 4 years before getting a job last year. I lived in unwashed/undone hair, little to no makeup, and yoga pants on a good day. Most days I stayed in my pajamas stained with crap (literally). When I got a job I had an excuse to dress nice and put a good… Read More Taking care of yourself as a SAHM (some tips). #write31days
It has been three years. I have all the feelings in the world and all the words in the world in my head and in my heart, but I just feel like it is the same ol’ same ol’ thing and why does anyone need to hear it again? Three years ago, our baby girl… Read More Look at us, we are all the same.
One of the best parts of our move here is that I already have a few friends in the area, Andy’s brother lives 20 minutes away, and also an aunt and a cousin live in the area! We have rarely lived anywhere with established friends and family so I just feel so thankful I already… Read More Lake Winnipesaukee
Today marks my last day of work. I have such crazy mixed feelings about all of it. On one hand I am just so excited about the move and where our life is taking us next that I’m ready to be done. And yet. I am so not ready to leave my job. I’ve written before… Read More on my last day of work.