Friday, March 30, 2012


I still can't believe I'm writing this, but we bought a house!. Everything happened so quickly and it was a big miracle all around. So, needless to say, the packing adventure began today. I got a bit overwhelmed at first, but made the conscious decision to not stress (or at least try not to) and enjoy the process. Did we get far? hmmm.. nope. Did we have fun? TONS!. I snapped some pics to share with you. It will be a busy couple of weeks, but I'll do my best to keep you posted on how things are going. Have a sweet weekend!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dear blog,

                                                                                Source: Uploaded by user via Devin on Pinterest

I'm so sorry I haven't been taking good care of you. So many times I tried to come visit real quick, but you know, we have two little ones that keep us really busy and all the routine can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Family and home are always a priority, and I know you completely agree with that. I really appreciate your patience. You're still here, and I can just drop by and say hey, knowing that you're a welcoming little corner where I can just be me. I'll do my best to do a much better job at dropping by more often and update you on all the cool new stuff that has been happening lately. Just know, I always think of you and I'm so thankful to have you. You're a breath of fresh air and a pop of color in my life. 


Monday, March 12, 2012

Show and Tell: a Tuesdays link up

This week, we're starting a brand new link up party called "Show and Tell." There are two things I LOVE about this idea: Getting to share this little blog with other blogger friends (I'll always have guest posts here) and learning more about them, their life, the things they cherish and love most. More than just getting to know more people, I always enjoy developing deeper friendships. So, I'm extremely excited to learn more about my friends' hearts.

Today, I have the pleasure to have Gina from Contemplating Beauty here with us! Gina, you're a wonderful writer with a beautiful heart. Thank you for sharing with us!


Hi everyone! I am Gina and I blog over at Contemplating Beauty, and I couldn't be more excited and humbled that Pamela asked me to guest post today! I blog about anything from my family, my pooch and my faith in God. I discovered that I love to blog because I enjoy sharing my life and experiences with people, and the more I thought about it, I realized that that's because it involves sharing, and connecting with others, so when Pamela asked me to do a post for her Show And Tell, it was the perfect fit! When I'm not blogging you can find me reading, writing, at a flea market, or attending one of the many activities my daughter is in.

What I'd like to share with you today for Show And Tell is this super cool vase my daughter brought home from school that she made. She was in a Ceramics Class last Semester and she rocked it! I was so surprised each week when she'd bring something new home and how good it actually was (even if it wasn't I'd love it just the same)! She picked up ceramics and the wheel so well, that some of her work was on display at school in the showcase for months! I think as parents we always enjoyed receiving homemade goodies from our kids. I for one have always been a fan of it, and that is the reason I was so excited to share this with you today!  My daughter's name is Madelynn and she is 17 years old, and I just cherish anything she makes me. She ended up making me 2 coffee cups, 3 bowls, a pitcher, a plate and this vase. Even the color is perfect! It's special to me because she was thoughtful in her creative process, thinking of me along the way and here's how.Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and she knows I love flowers, so it means a lot to me that she thought of me this way. This little vase and all the other items she made I will cherish forever and they make excellent new additions to our home!

Thanks a bunch Pamela for having me today--it's been a blast, I hope to see you around Contemplating Beauty!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Dear Abi Liv...

I can't believe it was March last year that I held you for the very first time. I could feel your tiny little body in my chest. Warm and cozy we were. It took us a little bit to be together because you were born with your umbilical cord wrapped around your neck, twice. It was scary. The doctors worked really hard to make you breathe. They almost took you away to a different room, but thank God and an amazing team, they were able to stabilize you and bring you to my arms.
If I could describe you in one word, it would definitely be JOY. You literally make us smile every single time we look at you. Your birth brought a gush of pure, deep, abundant joy to this family. This is your birthday month, so I'll leave you tiny notes here and there...

I love you with every single inch of my heart. My sweetness, my joy, my sunshine, my best friend, my princess, my baby girl.