Hey friends! Happy Tuesday! Today I want to take time to share a different side of Christmas that I feel like has weighed heavily on all of us at different times in life. It’s so easy to think of Christmas as the best time and that’s ok and sometimes it is the best time. But, when it’s not the best … Read More


Hey friends! Im linking up today with Narci, Andrea and Erika and sharing some favorite gifts from years past and some new that our kids may or may not be getting this year;) Santa is consistent in leaving the girls one present and we buy them 3 a piece usually. As they get older and the requests become bigger we may have to adjust what … Read More


Happy Tuesday friends! We had an amazing weekend and I wanted to share some of that on here today. I didn’t get pictures of all of it because we were busy having all the fun. But basically we packed in all the things. We went caroling with some ladies and kids from our church and the assisted living place has … Read More


Hey! Happy Friday! I’m linking up today with Andrea, Narci and Erika and sharing favorites and since it’s the most wonderful time of the year, I thought I’d share our favorite Christmas traditions. Some of these are things we’ve done since Ellie was born, and some we’ve more recently adopted to our family. I help on a team at our church and every year we … Read More


Hey friends! I’m sharing some favorites from the weekend today. Between a day out of town, a day running errands and then a birthday I feel like it was a whirlwind! We don’t have a Build a Bear near us, so when we were headed out of town to Averys appointment last week, and the birthday girls request was Build … Read More


Hey friends! I am just writing a quick note to say I’ll be back here Tuesday. We are out of town today for a hematology appointment and then we are birthday shopping and hopefully seeing all the Christmas lights we can handle later this evening. Have a great weekend!  


Hey friends! We are in Christmas mode over here, but pressing pause on Christmas prep for a Birthday week for this special girl. She turns 5 on Sunday! Avery Joy was the baby we honestly didn’t think we would have. We prayed and prayed for a second baby, and after becoming content with Gods plan for our family and focusing … Read More


Hey friends! Today is my kids last day of school for this week and we are excited to have family plans. I just wanted to leave a note and let you guys know that I’m thankful for you and the blogging community. I’m still pretty new to this but everyone has been encouraging and supportive this far. Also I’m so … Read More


Hey friends! Happy Friday! If you live in the Midwest, you may still have snow on the ground like us;) I am linking up today with Andrea, Narci, and Erika and sharing some favorites. First, we woke up to a winter wonderland yesterday and had about 3 inches of snow on the ground! For Southern Illinois, a snow before Thanksgiving is unheard of. We … Read More


Hey friends! I am linking up today with Andrea, Narci and Erika. I usually share random favorites from the week, but today I want to share why we don’t have an Elf on the Shelf and now have a Shepherd on the Search. I know, I know it’s early to be talking about Christmas and some of you are either loving the thought of … Read More