Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Buenos Dias!

Hosea, Andrew and i are currently in South America for a close friend's wedding. It was a long trip to get here, Buenos Aires, Argentina, with stops along the way in Miami and São Paulo, Brazil. Nevertheless, we are happy and so in love with Argentina. 












Wednesday, January 13, 2016



I have probably said it before, but I love setting goals. I love setting goals almost as much as I love achieving the goals I have set, which is A LOT. But man, when I feel discouraged, or feel like I may not be able to accomplish what I want to, it's hard to push through and make it through to the other side. 

I have some personal things I would like to accomplish in 2016, but there is also a pretty big thing that needs to get done fairly soon- and it's driving me nuts. There isn't a deadline per se, but there are people waiting on me. And it's hard. It's hard to do work while I am home with kids. Some moms can do it, but I have a hard time with it. It's hard for me to switch modes. That's why doing in home child care was awesome- because I was able to stay in mom mode all day, even though I was technically working. 

Anyway, my prayer for all of this is that I can lean on the cross. Forgive myself for my shortcomings, Lord knows I have many. And that I can continue to ask for help as I need it. And that I can just suck it up and get my stuff done! 


Note to myself, and anyone who may need it: you can do it. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015



We spent the last week in Wisconsin with my mom's side of the family. It was so wonderful to spend each day outside, soaking up lots of sun. Eve and Elliot overcame any fears or apprehensions they had about the water, and were almost immediately jumping in the pools (with their mini inflatable tubes, of course). I can't believe I have kids who aren't afraid of the water! It is absolutely thrilling. My sisters and I are still awful swimmers...

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