Our Year Review: 2018

2018 has been a year full of blessings and hardships, sadness and joy, and lots of huge life changes. It has been both one of the hardest and one of the best years of my life. January On January 2, the day Sam and I left Mississippi to return to Romania, I found out that I was pregnant. It was…

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Our First Christmas

Yesterday was our first Christmas as a family of three! We decided that yesterday was the best day for us to do our family Christmas because of other family gatherings we have. We plan on being with my parents and all of my siblings on Christmas Day. Our little family of three! Sam is wearing the sweater I knitted him…

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Getting Ready for Christmas part 3

Christmas baking! The last two days have been filled with Christmas baking! I went over to Mama and Daddy’s house so we could do our baking together. I never would have gotten even a fraction of this done on my own! We have all our recipes for goodies we make every year, such as oyster crackers, rice krispy goodies, or…

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Magical Chicken Potpie

I think every time we have guests into our home something goes wrong. It may be that our toilet is broken or the floors are dirty. It may be that my guests don’t like the food (and barely pick at it, offering polite excuses), or that I forgot to offer drinks or get napkins. Last week was no different. Mama…

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What to Write?

I want to blog more regularly, but I am often at a loss of what to write about. If you read my blog, please tell me anything you would be interested in reading! We began this blog for others to be able to keep up with our life and adventures while we were living thousands of miles away as newly…

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Strive for Perfection, but Settle for Your Best

In my spare time (haha!) I have been working on writing a reflection, or a memoir of sorts, of my experience in Romania. I am still working on writing the first month of our time there, and the story of our first experience with having guests over got me thinking about perfection and hospitality. I am a perfectionist, and anything…

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Getting Ready for Christmas part 2

Our next part of getting ready for Christmas is decorating! We are keeping it pretty simple for many reasons, but I think our home has just the right amount of “Christmas” to feel festive and pretty. One reason is time, of course, and it will be nice in January to only have a few things to put away. I love…

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