Family

We’re moving to Montana – Frequently Asked Questions

June 2, 2014
montana

In ten days or so, our family of four will be packing up and heading to Montana for three months. Jeff is the pitching coach for the Missoula Osprey, and their season begins on June 16th. As a baseball family, this is considered normal. But as I started getting questions from those around us, I […]

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First Day Last Day Photo Idea

May 30, 2014
First Day and Last Day Photo Idea

The kids just finished up their school year, and I wanted to see how much they had grown. So I put them in the same outfit they wore on the first day of school and took a photo in the exact same spot. I didn’t plan it out this way, but our front door was […]

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{Happy Mother’s Day}

May 11, 2014

Dear Mom, thank you. Thank you for showing me what true love really looks like, and for not letting me settle for less. Thank you for teaching me what it means to be a family. Thank you for making all of my Halloween costumes over the years.  You always made me exactly what I asked […]

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More Love, Less Hustle

April 23, 2014
More Love, Less Hustle

I’ve been blogging for four years now. In that time, this blog has changed quite a bit. I’ve gone through seasons when I have so much to share that I’m tempted to post twice a day. And other seasons when I’m ready to close the computer and never look back. People ask me all the […]

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When spring feels like summer

April 11, 2014
When spring feels like summer

When spring feels like summer and my brain feels lazy and all I want to do is shut this computer, sit on the back porch, read a book, and watch the kids play in the sprinkler…I think I’ll do just that. Have a great weekend. Psst…don’t forget to enter the JJ Heller giveaway!

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Those precious moments before they drift off to sleep (and a giveaway from JJ Heller)

April 9, 2014
JJ Heller - The Golden Feather and I Dream of You Giveaway!

So there’s this mom who also happens to be an insanely talented artist with the most beautiful voice named JJ Heller. I saw her perform live at a conference four years ago, immediately downloaded all of her music and have been listening to it ever since. I’m excited to share that this month JJ is […]

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The day we thought we lost you

April 2, 2014
The day we thought we lost you

I pulled into the garage and felt a gush of water. It felt like my water had broken, but it wasn’t your birthday. In fact, I was only 9 weeks pregnant with you. Shaking, I ran into the house calling for your daddy to come get Joe out of the car. When I saw the […]

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Thankfulness Lately

March 26, 2014
Thankfulness Lately InspiredRD.com

I woke up this morning to two sick kids. We are on day 9 of staying indoors because of fevers, and Joe’s flu has turned into pneumonia. All I want to do is complain about it. So it’s the perfect time to make a gratitude list. Here are a few things I’ve been thankful for […]

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To the man who cheers me on…

March 21, 2014
jeff

To the man who cheers me on, To the man who keeps me laughing, To the man who looks so good in those baseball pants… Happy Birthday.

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How to naturally dye Easter eggs

March 10, 2014
How to naturally dye Easter eggs

Joe’s birthday falls on Easter this year, and he is thrilled. “I am going to have SO MUCH FUN that day!” Here’s hoping BirthdayEaster 2014 lives up to his expectations. As a prelude to ALL THE FUN, we will first be dying some eggs. This is something we like to do each year, making it […]

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