It is spring, people! Hallelujah. Kids are flying kites, it rains every other day, and we are taking chilly evening walks and playing at the park. Everyone in my house is glad about it. Especially these 2. This is Addie's semi-nervous smile :) Note: if you look closely you can spot a giant snot bubble. This girl has been dripping out of her nose for months! One of my favorite songs this winter has been "Even the Winter," by Audrey Assad. She sings - What if we find … [Read more...] about Even the winter won’t last forever
It's been hard for me to write much the past few days because a few people close to me are walking through some very hard things. The parenting goals and budgeting tips are swirling around in my mind, but they won't come out. My heart is heavy. Weighed down by the pain others are experiencing. Weighed down as I consider the feeling of complete helplessness. Have you ever felt helpless? Like, there's a situation you want to help, but you can't. There is nothing to do. I'm a fixer. Not … [Read more...] about When you feel helpless
let's talk about pinterest. i have a love-hate relationship with pinterest. on one hand, i like the pretty pictures. i like the way it helps me easily keep track of recipes and articles and tips from all over the internet in one place. i like vegging out and scrolling. i like that it's like a free magazine subscription. on the other hand, i think it easily tricks me. tricks me into thinking i need to throw an extravagantly themed party for my two year old instead of just inviting everyone … [Read more...] about hospitality and pinterest
how awesome is this picture!? source you can buy an 8 x 10 print here for $15. (she has a lot of other cute stuff too!) i love it. i need it next to my bed so i can see it when i wake up. and above the kitchen sink. and on the door to my house. and a lot of places. what if we just walked around thinking this: I am here to serve with joy. Here in my home. Here in my neighborhood. Here on this earth. Here at my job. Here at ___________. Wherever! I am here to … [Read more...] about joy!