Maria May Vallette was born on Saturday, June 24th (one day before the Garth Brooks concert -because, duh-). Here’s how it went down: On Friday (the day before she was born) I was exhausted and starting to worry a little because the baby hadn’t been super active. I spent most of the day laying around the… Continue reading Maria’s Birth Story
We just got home from a week long family retreat (with Domestic Church) in Arkansas. It was a spiritually renewing week for all of us. Marvin and I especially walked away ready to re-commit to our Domestic Church promises and ready to really put the time in with and for God. Since we’ve been home… Continue reading The Missing Ballet Shoe Debacle of 2017
Have you been wondering how life with 4 kids is? Wondering how we are handling the transition? No? Well, I’m going to tell you anyway: it’s hard. I thought it would be no big deal, but it’s a deal. Maybe not a big one, but a “deal” nonetheless. It’s not “become a mom” hard or… Continue reading You Win Some, You Lose Some
As I enter the 38th week of my fourth pregnancy, I realize that I’m just now actually getting that this whole pregnancy thing can be an enjoyable experience. I’m actually enjoying being this pregnant. I’m actually taking the time to lay in bed and feel this baby move and soak it all in. I don’t… Continue reading It Took Me Four Times….
Every mom (and, even every woman, maybe) needs a village. A reeeeal village. A place where you can let down your hair and get comfortable. I have a village. I have a group of women who are supportive and honest and push me to be my best self and allow me to be my suckiest… Continue reading Find Your Village
I went to The Little Flower Shop to grab an end of the year gift for Dane’s SPED teacher and Speech Therapist. (Those women have been an incredible blessing this year and I wanted them to know how much we appreciate all they have done for him! Dane has made incredible progress this year: he went… Continue reading Friday Freak Out: Picture Edition
I am currently sitting in no-name Baby #4s nursery. It’s a legitimate nursery. It has a crib and a changing table and a glider and curtains. Like, a baby can actually call this its room. I spent all week working on it and it’s beautiful and I pinterested none of it. I just had a… Continue reading Friday Freak Out: Pregnancy Edition