Matt and I have been married for 10 years. Side note: we totally share an anniversary with Chip and Joanna Gaines - just five years later. Cool, huh? We were not quite two weeks past college graduation. I was 21 and he was 23. We were practically babies. We've learned, grown, and gone through a lot during that time.Read More
Between our subdivision and town is a gravel road. Just one. It curves its way through fields and rocky hills, over an almost-creek, and towards another subdivision. The beginning and end are far from country; yet the space in between is a slice of rural heaven. Husband grumbles his wish that it be paved every time we use it. But I – I secretly hope it is never paved. That the gravel road lined by horses and cows somehow never ages. For even in its beautiful Colorado state, this dusty, random path is a nostalgic slice of Kansas.Read More
The year of survival and growth and stretching and reaching…
and breaking.Read More
You are beautiful, supported, and loved. You are not alone.
You are perfect.Read More
Her excitement didn’t surprise me. This girl is obsessed with everything baby. She speaks to, hugs, and kisses my stomach; tries to shove food in my belly button; and pokes my stomach before seriously ordering Moglett to, “Go!” I’m pretty sure she is going to be my little mama. When she repeatedly asked throughout the evening when we were going to the "baby store," I didn't think much of it.Read More
Does anyone else dread getting their children to clean their rooms? I've been guilty of putting it off until it's unbearable just because I don't want to deal with it. Things changed when I shifted my perspective and made it about my children's well-being instead of, well, me.Read More