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
A new (weekly) section of the blog where we chat like girlfriends (cause, duh, we are) about what I “freaked out” about this week. I had explosive diarrhea at the donut shop this week (TMI? Yeah, what else is new?) as Dane yelled “Mama, why you poo poo? Mama, why your poo poo STINKY?” loudly enough for… Continue reading Friday Freak Out: Poop Edition
I’m in a rut. I’m in a rut and I’m doing nothing to get out of it. I spend zero time in daily prayer. My only “check in” with the Lord is our nightly family prayer. I have missed mass for two weeks now. I am just plain spiritually weak and, to top it off,… Continue reading In a Rut
Dear Self, Hey, it’s me. I heard the news. Congratulations, you’re gonna have a baby! What a blessing–sweet #4. Did you ever think you’d have four kids? Me either. Isn’t is crazy where life brings us? I bet you’re excited. I bet Elaina is really excited! Good thing you were planning on moving– that house you… Continue reading An Open Letter–to me
I am sitting here. I am surrounded by two children who keep asking me questions and wanting to touch me and fighting over the dumbest things. I’m trying so hard not to complain, but I cannot help it because I am a weak person and the air conditioner is off to save our electricity… Continue reading No Lemonade Here–Move Along!
Motherhood as a vocation: I’m a really slow learner. I’ll struggle with something on and off for a few months (or years) before I realize that God has been banging me over the head with the answer. Sometimes I’ll even learn a lesson and then forget it and then have to re-learn it…over and over.… Continue reading Miscellaneous Updates