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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Friends, Festivity, and Fellowship at the Coke 10k

Loud music reverberates from speakers, attempting to overpower the lesser noises of runner small-talk, the pounding shoes from warm-ups and dynamic stretching, and the overall din of athletes preparing themselves to race. The crowd of people gathered under a banner with “START” blazoned across in bold letters are a sea of colors and characters. From […]

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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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Done!

Done. Several times it felt like this day would never come, but today it did. I finished my last term for my Bachelor’s degree. The term officially ends on Sunday, and the graduation commencement is May 11, but I am done with my coursework, and now all I have to do is wait for grades […]

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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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April Goals

“The only way to have a friend is to be one” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld My goal theme for April is friendships. I have made countless friends throughout my […]

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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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