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Mar 13, 2017

Already Three

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I keep asking myself, how can it be our first born is already THREE?! Wasn't it just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital and figuring out the whole parenting stuff for the very first time?! Wasn't it just the other day he was taking his first wobbly step and sputtering his first word? Now I can hardly keep up with this energetic boy of ours, who is quite the conversationalist and has thoughts and opinions about everything!  
 
It's hard to believe three years ago yesterday my life would completely change for the better... more then I could have ever imagined. Our son Greyson was born and in the process completely stole my heart and showed me a new depth of God's amazing grace and unfailing love.  
 
Greyson, your laugh is contagious, your love of animals and trucks is adorable and the way you love is inspiring. Everything is just more fun with you, and that much more of an adventure. I feel so blessed to be your mama and still can't believe that you're mine. Happy Birthday my sweet boy! Oh how we love you so!
Already Three
Hello Sweet February
Feb 1, 2017

Hello Sweet February

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Hello sweet February. It's so good to see you. Oh how I have been longing and waiting for you. Now, just like that, you are finally here. Since last summer I have been counting down until our calendars would boldly declare that you have arrived. And with January now in the past, today they do. It's finally February! 
 
Before you came, there was anticipation, joy, fear, trust, sleepless nights and hope filled days. With you comes the reality that soon, well before you give way to March, I will be giving birth to the sweet baby girl that has been the answer to so many of our prayers and the longing of our hearts.  
 
Leading up to you February, God has been so faithful and showed His grace time and time again. Now that you are here, there is still a nervousness as we journey through this ever changing territory and excitement as this gift will soon be here. Both of my babies, before they even took their first breath taught me so much about myself and God's deep unwavering love. And so February, I know that with you will come more of that, lots of more that. More leaning into the truth of who God is and His promises. More of letting go and letting Him. More of surrendering my natural desire to control and plan what is truly not in my control anyway and hand this time over to my Heavenly Father... to the One who created this little life and simultaneously changed mine at the same time.  
 
February, I am so excited that you are here... with all of your hearts, your sparkle and love. You are going to be life changing and I can't wait!  
Jan 3, 2017

Happy New Year

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Oh 2016, you were a sweet one. You had lots of firsts and lots of lasts. You were filled with laughter and beautiful once in a lifetime moments. You brought heartache and unimaginable joy. You brought life's lessons. You brought news of our baby girl coming in just a couple weeks and that, well that makes you one I will never forget and always be grateful for. Here's to a 2017 full of love and life and the things that really matter...  
 
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!
Happy New Year
Some Of The Greatest (and Scariest) Stuff
Dec 8, 2016

Some Of The Greatest (and Scariest) Stuff

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I didn't hear it while reading the New York Times or watching Barbara Walter's Most Fascinating People interviews.  No, I actually heard it while crashing on the couch after making cereal for dinner and putting Greyson to early because it was one of THOSE days.  Those long days.  With my fuzzy slippers on and Remington laying next to us, Chris and I were watching one of the singing contest shows (well, I was watching, Chris was reading his favorite home improvement book).  I had just tuned in to hear Ben Folds providing his feedback to a group that had just preformed... "Some of the greatest stuff we do is the scariest stuff we are about to do."
Nov 17, 2016

Exhaling

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E x h a l e . . . That is the word that comes to mind when thinking about summing up this month so far. A slow steady breath. An exhale that our busy wedding season is behind us and that all the holidays bring is before us. An exhale that more of our focus is shifting on anticipating and preparing for our daughter's arrival, pulling from the attic the bins of newborn stuff from when Greyson was a baby. Letting the washing and nesting phase truly begin! An exhale that our favorite time of year is here, one where we find ourselves reflecting and giving thanks for all God has done in the seasons of this year so far... all of His promises that have come to fruition and the plans that have unfolded that were so much better then ours. An exhale as we think back to the unexplainable blessings and undeniable grace this year has been filled with in the midst of life's constant change. 
 
I am so looking forward for a slower exhale and inhale during this special celebratory time of year, and this year, looking forward to our sweet little girl joining us in February! I can't wait to see the magic of this holiday season through Greyson's eyes and heart now that he is a little older! 
 
Yup, slowing down, exhaling and soaking in the excitement and joy of this season is where you can find me. And decorating for Christmas already because I seriously just can't wait until after Thanksgiving this year. Call it nesting. Call it crazy. Just don't judge me! :)
Exhaling
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