• 26 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    Twenty-six weeks along! Lately, I’ve been feeling huge! I had to dig up pictures from my 26 Week Bumpdate with Baby #1 to compare, because it just feels like I am way bigger this time around, but I don’t think I really am. Honestly, more than anything, I feel a bit bewildered that I am this far along. The first… [Continue Reading]

    26 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2
  • Thoughts On Becoming a Minivan Mom (Plus an Important Question for my Readers!)

    When people first heard that I was looking for a minivan, they often turned to me–with empathy pooling in their eyes–and asked “and how are you doing with that decision”? Almost as if becoming a minivan driver is akin to a serious illness. But the truth is, I am not worried about turning in my cool card. In fact, I… [Continue Reading]

    Thoughts On Becoming a Minivan Mom (Plus an Important Question for my Readers!)
  • 24 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    For half a second, I thought I was twenty-five weeks pregnant this week. I had to look up last week’s bumpdate in order to figure out what week I was. That’s just a second pregnancy for ya. 😉 I am 24 (not 25) weeks pregnant this week! This is a big week for baby #2 (affectionately known as Two-ey), because… [Continue Reading]

    24 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2
  • 23 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    Spring has unfurled slowly this year, leaf by leaf. It has been such a beautiful experience, with both of my pregnancies, that the day I started feeling better physically directly corresponded with the arrival of spring. I have always been sickest in my first trimester, which then turns into dreadful headaches and continued food aversions at the beginning of my… [Continue Reading]

    23 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2
  • 22 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

    Time for another bumpdate! This has been the easiest week so far in pregnancy-land! We learned a lot of good news last week at our anatomy scan, and this week my symptoms have been at an all time low, food has started tasting better (just in time for Easter) and Gideon and I have been getting out every day to… [Continue Reading]

    22 Week Bumpdate with Baby #2

Words on Becoming Affianced

We hiked up a trail covered in white stones, and past a churning creek. It was a cool day, and I was keeping my eyes peeled for a moose. Warrior Man was distracted. At the top of the trail in a shady hollow, sitting on some monster rocks, beside the raging rapids he said some true, and sweet words–and beside…

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Four Wheelers: What They Taught Me About Love

A four wheeler can teach a girl a lot about her relationship with her fella. A four wheeler can teach a girl a lot about her relationship with her fella. Click To Tweet This past week Warrior Man, and I went on a crazy journey up a mountain, on a four wheeler, accompanied by Uncle, and Aunt on their own…

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Senior Year Tips for Homeschoolers

Recently, I was talking with a homeschooling mom who was confessing her anxiety when it came to her eldest daughter’s senior year. She was asking me about ACT tests, college interviews, and the like. This caused me to think back on my senior year, and the immense amount of stress I felt, and all the valuable lessons I learned. My…

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Fresh Towels

This summer after  finishing a job I loathed, and gambling for joy by pursuing other part-time jobs that I would love, I have found myself working a smattering of odd, and whimsical jobs that have filled me with peace, and taught me quite a bit. One of the jobs that I have been working, has been cleaning rooms for a…

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The Courage to Finish

Lisa-Jo Baker began this week’s  Five Minute Friday with the words: “We tend to think that starting is the hardest part of the story. I think it’s finishing”, and I agree wholeheartedly. This is something I have been mulling over a lot lately. How difficult it is to move on from a stage of your life that you have grown…

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{Mostly} Wordless Wednesday

Hey Friends! I am linking up with 5 Minutes For Mom at  www.5minutesformom.com/93321/ww-harrison-hot-springs/ for Wordless Wednesday! Here are some pictures of the WYO Sheridan Rodeo we recently attended. It was fantastically fun-the air was filled with dust stirred up by the horses’ hooves, the clown did stunts between acts, and the bucking broncos were incredibly terrifying {as they should be…

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Rest Awhile

It is a warm, and sleepy kind of evening. The thick overhang of clouds has dissipated leaving a simple, hazy summer night. My hair is hanging in wet clumps from my shower, and errant strands drop glistening bits of water next to my old laptop as my fingertips clatter away anxiously across the keyboard. The air conditioner is humming away…

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For Your Worried Heart

It was a Saturday night, and I had a babysitting job. I parked my car, and walked up the overgrown path towards the yellow ranch house. Taking a deep breath, I knocked on the door.  I stood there, that evening, my hands aching from tiredness, and my heart greatly overwrought. After a long work week, and making the decision to…

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Modern-Day Superheroes: Dads

I love superhero movies. Warrior Man and I went and saw the new X-Men movie last week. And as we sat in the crowded theater, munching away at our popcorn, and sipping ice cold pink lemonade, I found myself getting sucked into the action, the daring exploits, and the moral lessons that were all encompassed within the film. Spiderman, Superman,…

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