Why I Journal

I began my first journal when I was ten years old. The idea of keeping a journal had always appealed to me, as I loved to write and notebooks, paper, and pens were a few of my favorite things. I opened up a purple shimmery spiral-bound notebook from the dollar store, sharpened a pencil, and […]

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20 for 2020

Twenty things. This year I have twenty goals, ranging from huge, year-long goals, to small one-day goals, and different achievements in between. Some are important, others are merely for fun. For all of them, I am excited! In no particular order, here is my list for the year: Read the Bible in a year, in […]

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Our Second Anniversary

Two Years Someone told me once that they thought the second year of marriage was the hardest because any infatuation is gone and any traces of the honeymoon phase have vanished. By the second year you’re left with who you are and you’re stuck with each other. A little over a week ago we celebrated […]

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Hospitality: Why?

Why should you be hospitable? You’ve spent hours cleaning your house, and there are still toys everywhere, dishes in the sink from your husband’s lunch, and you spot crumbs on the kitchen floor. Your baby is fussing and wanting to be held, but you still need to finish chopping a salad or making a sauce […]

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Our Little Sunshine

“Mae, say mmmma-ma. Can you say ma-ma?” She just gives me a cheesy grin. “Da-da-da!” “Say ma-ma-ma!” Again the sweet grin with upturned eye, her eyelashes nearly touching her eyebrows. She refuses to make a noise. As soon as I turn around I hear her sweet voice: “da-da-da! Ga-ga!” She babbles all day long, and […]

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May Goals

Now that I am done with school, finally done writing pages upon pages of projects and papers, I decided for my May goals to focus on…writing. Ever since I was very young, I have loved to write. The first “book” I wrote was called Best Friends, and it was all about the adventures of me […]

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Simple Activities with Baby

My focus for March was simplicity, and as with all of my monthly goals, I am still trying to keep them through the rest of the year. One thing I tried to focus on in March was single-tasking and focusing on what I was doing in the present. The area most important area for this […]

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Mama at a Track Meet

Athletes milled about, jogging, jumping, stretching. The smell of the rubbery track and grassy field blended in the fresh air with the spicy scent of icy hot. “She looks like she’s fast. I wonder which event she’s running,” I thought to myself, immediately beginning to assess the competition. My stomach felt light and nervous. Then […]

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March Goals

February seemed to just fly by! I am late in posting these goals for March, but I still feel like it can’t really be March yet. The theme for my goals this month is Simplicity. I just began my final (!!) term of college, there is always housework and cooking to be done, and spring […]

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Mae is Six Months!

Where has the time gone? I think I blinked and now Mae is six months old. Half a year. Way too old. I haven’t posted many Mae updates, so I figured it was time for one! I am so blessed to be her Mama. Mae is the sweetest, happiest baby. She loves attention and she […]

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