• We’re Moving into a 750 Sq Ft House And I Couldn’t Be Happier

    We started searching for a two-bedroom apartment, duplex or house back in February. The rental market is insane in our tiny college town: there are two dozen people competing for every rental at any given time. The local Facebook group that lists all the current rentals is filled with dozens of anxious posts from people looking to move, with no… [Continue Reading]

    We’re Moving into a 750 Sq Ft House And I Couldn’t Be Happier
  • 31 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    31 Weeks Pregnant. It is crazy to think that this baby will be here in 9-11 weeks. Even crazier to think that Gideon arrived at 37 weeks! We really are in the final stretch, and that is simultaneously exciting and terrifying! The past two weeks have been a bit rough, Gideon and I both came down with a virus, and… [Continue Reading]

    31 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2
  • 29 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    Just days away from hitting 30 Weeks Pregnant! Crazy! Every week that goes by, lately, increases my shock that I am this far along. It goes so slo–oo–owly in the first trimester, but then really speeds up at this point! It’s been an exciting week in our household, mostly because we found a sweet little rental house, and decided to… [Continue Reading]

    29 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2
  • Questions I Have About Labor and Delivery

    I am a second-time mom, but I’ve never experienced a single contraction. I had a C-section with my first baby. This time around, I am SO excited that I don’t have complete placenta previa, and that I am getting to plan a VBAC! Now that I have entered the third trimester, I am guzzling my red raspberry leaf tea (believed… [Continue Reading]

    Questions I Have About Labor and Delivery
  • 28 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    Third trimester, baby! If I was to sum up my first two trimesters it would go like this: First trimester: utterly exhausted, can’t find anything to eat, losing weight, and barely holding on. Second trimester: renewed zest for life, eating everything in sight, and feeling like myself again. Needless to say, the second trimester treated me a lot better than… [Continue Reading]

    28 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

Blog Hop #3: Ready Set Snap Saturday!

As I sit down to type this morning the snow is falling in heavy clouds outside, the wind is whistling around the corner of the house, and Warrior Man is whistling tunelessly as he heads out to wrestling practice. This week has been a crazy one to be sure. I have been directing a One Act for my one of…

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Wordless Wednesday: Wrestler in Library

Wednesdays can be hard, y’all. Here is my benediction for you on this day in the middle of the week. Wherever it finds you, may it give you peace: “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy…

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Ready-Set-Snap Saturday! Or…My Week in Pictures

      There is something so magical about snapping a picture every day. I love glorifying the mundane, and showcasing the beauty in the daily, don’t you? Taking pictures reminds me that my life is beautiful, fantastic, and filled with blessings. And that made this challenge worth it. Do you, too, want to participate in this fun challenge of…

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30 Days of Self Portraits: “Ready-Set-Snap!”

Today, Warrior Man and I are getting our engagement pictures taken, and I can’t be more excited! Last night we raced to the Big City to go shopping for some new duds to wear in the pictures, and I must say that I think we will look pretty snazzy. It was the most unusual shopping trip, and date that I…

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I Dare You to Trust God With Your Dreams

I am tickled this week to join a fearless bunch of women bloggers in five minutes of unedited writing. An online flash mob of writers who are intent on throwing their caution, and perfectionism to the wind. This week our prompt word is “Dare”.   START I whispered to myself tersely that my anxiety was, in actuality, excitement. I tried…

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The Infamous Day My Eye Began to Twitch

Coffee, and I are fair weather friends at best. We barely speak on a regular basis. But  as soon as tests pile on top of each other like a bunch of errant dalmation pups–that is the moment when I pick up the phone, and dial my old acquaintance with her gravelly voice, and oddly pungent perfume to get me through…

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Five Ways for you to go on the Vacation of your Dreams in 2015

There are few things more intoxicating to me than the pungent scent of dark roasted coffee beans combined with creamy wedding talk. And this past week I got both brewed together in a large steaming serving, with whipped cream on top. I was leaning across the counter at our local coffee shop right before my Advanced Directing class began, and…

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How I Found Myself Talking About Seal Intestines Over Dinner

It was that one fateful night when a Tongan, an Alaskan, and a Nebraskan all got together and talked about food. Seal intestines, wild bores, and corn. The waitress’s lips curved into an amused smile as she delivered our steaming plates of burritos while we laughed, and joked about how we grew up. Three of us sitting in a booth…

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Enjoying the Little Things {Even if You’re Stressed}

I was sitting in the empty Success Center with my “Tutor” tag dangling around my neck. I tutor English in my spare time, but no on was coming in that day, and I was bored. I sat mindlessly munching on an apple, when it hit me like a pop quiz the day before Thanksgiving break: I had been living my…

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For Those Times You Just Don’t Fit In

I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but sometimes I am simply too dense to hear God when He whispers. Sometimes, that wild God of mine has to take the megaphone of repetition in order to get my attention. He gets me on a reoccurring theme–something that happens in various forms over, and over in my life in–order to…

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