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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Blessings and Balance

I was really wanting to get back into a regular schedule with blogging. I planned out all my posts and even wrote a few in advance. But then life happened. Blessings happened. I am blessed to have a wonderful three-month-old baby who requires my almost constant care and attention. She takes up a lot of my time and energy, but…

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What Mae is Teaching Me

“So are you able to run yet?” My friend asked me, casually in our conversation together over coffee (and a baby in her ring sling). “Well, I am physically able to run, I just don’t have the time to right now. But you know, it’s okay, because I’m not a runner, I’m a Mama now,” I began telling myself more…

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Getting Ready for Christmas

Every year Mama does a series of blog posts about Christmas prep and organizing, so I decided to take the idea from her and do a series here as well. I am actually one of those people who will start listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving (this year I started the day after Halloween!), and we haven’t decorated for Christmas…

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Baby Weight Gain: An Update on Mae

First of all, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who helped and encouraged me so much when I posted “High Goals, Low Expectations.” I just wanted to give you all a quick update on how it is all going. When I found out that Mae wasn’t gaining weight like she should, I immediately asked several people what they did in…

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Ways You can Help a Missionary Wife

Being a missionary wife for a year in Romania was one of the best, but also the hardest years of my life. I would not trade the experience for anything, and if it is God’s Will in the future, I will be happy to go back to it! It was easy to get lonely and discouraged, but there were people…

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Getting Back Into Running

I am slowly but surely trying to get back into running! I ran while I was pregnant, but the last few weeks I got to where I only ran half a mile at a time, walking in between, because I had contractions every time I ran. Of course, the day before I was induced I ran and ran, trying to…

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Mamas

Mamas are amazing people. They do so much for their children. Mamas give little life lessons all the time. At random times, while riding in the car, cooking supper, or cleaning the house, they always offer little bits of advice about boys/dating/marriage, cooking, hospitality, cleaning, babies, and any other topic that comes to mind. These little life lessons stick with…

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Life Happenings

We have been keeping very busy lately! Here are some pictures of our recent activities. Cute and itsy bitsy! We went to a Halloween party as the Incredibles family: Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, and “Mae Mae” 🙂 Sam is always working hard, whether for his job at Relias, studying for a sermon, or studying for his school. I also started…

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High Goals, Low Expectations

High expectations are hard. I’ve struggled a lot with high expectations recently, but I’m learning a lot from them. I’ve always been pretty bad about having crazy high expectations, then being extremely disappointed when I don’t meet them. When I went to Florida College, nearly twelve hours away from home, I expected to adapt right to college life, make tons…

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