September Goals

September. Ahhhh, one of my absolute favorite months of the year. School is starting again, college football is coming back (WHOOP!), life goes back to a somewhat predictable routine, bed times get earlier (ALL the praise hands), pumpkin everything comes out on the shelves, and the heat at least minimally decreases…some days. 😉  With allContinue reading “September Goals”

Climbing the Paperwork Mountain

So, a lot of friends and family who have seen our adoption announcement and our huge thank you have been asking where we are in the process. Well, here you go. Welcome to my desk. Anytime I’m not racing cars with Carter, playing dolls with Kate, or preparing for my new preschool class, you’ll findContinue reading “Climbing the Paperwork Mountain”

Anniversary/Father’s Day Weekend!

We had the sweetest weekend around here celebrating all the touchy-feely things. 🙂 Friday was our fifth anniversary, and to celebrate Kate took an EPIC 3-hour nap.  She must’ve worn her little self out with all that intelligent play she was doing…don’t worry, we’ve already applied to MENSA. We went for sushi that night andContinue reading “Anniversary/Father’s Day Weekend!”

Why "A Hot Blessed Mess"?

So, this isn’t my first blog. It’s actually my third. You see, for the last four years, I’ve written about all things family here. I had a handful of faithful readers – primarily my mom, my mother-in-law, my college bestie, and the occasional extended family member. I saw that blog as an homage to myContinue reading “Why "A Hot Blessed Mess"?”

My Story of Hope…

This past week at church, our pastor, John McKinzie, challenged the congregation to tell our stories of hope. I am not normally one to talk much about myself, as you can probably tell from this blog, but I felt like God was really pushing me to put my story out there, so here I am…completelyContinue reading “My Story of Hope…”

21 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

My Littlest Little: Just six short days ago, I watched you turn one. It hit me like a ton of bricks. As I looked around our backyard that night, listening to our dear family and friends singing you “Happy Birthday” for the very first time as you soaked in the attention, I thought about howContinue reading “21 Things I Want My Daughter to Know”