Expect the Unexpected, Part 2: Our Second Birth Story

March 30, 2015

As I sit here and type out another birth story I can’t help but feel just ridiculously blessed beyond measure. To be the mother of two precious boys is something my heart was built for long before I ever knew it; the past couple of days has only reaffirmed that over and over again.   […]

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Austin Michael

March 25, 2015

SURPRISE!!!!!   I’m working on finding the time (see how I didn’t even say I was working on it yet? Oy…) to write up this little man’s birth story because his arrival was much sooner (in a good way) than we anticipated. But we are so very much in love with our new addition, and […]

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Banana Yogurt Cake

March 20, 2015

I haven’t had a lot of cravings this pregnancy, which I attribute to loving pretty much any kind of food that’s put in front of me. The only thing I haven’t been able to eat is really spicy food (which, sadly, I love to eat) because this second time around? Heartburn has been real. The […]

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On Changes

March 18, 2015

Something happened recently that really made me sit back and think about my job a bit.   It wasn’t the Restless study I’ve been doing, the reading through the book of Acts the past month, or the stellar blog posts written by my friend Austin. It wasn’t even the realization that in one week’s time […]

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Endive Boats with Pancetta, Apples and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

March 16, 2015

When it comes to dinner, we like to keep things simple. Simple usually means a slow cooker meal, grilling out when the weather permits, or otherwise only spending 30-ish minutes on meal preparation. And it’s good; we don’t go hungry and pretty much always enjoy what we’re eating. But, every now and then, it’s nice […]

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Dear Mama…Thank You

March 13, 2015

Dear Mama,   I know it’s hard to be my mama sometimes. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I hit, sometimes I make life complicated…but thank you.   Thank you for the times you cry when no one’s watching because you care about my soul.   Thank you for the worry you have over my safety and […]

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Herb and Sweet Pea Egg Scramble

March 11, 2015

When I was pregnant with Wes I ate the exact same thing for breakfast every single day for the last 3 months, which was 2 scrambled eggs and a piece of buttered toast. As one could imagine I’ve since been a little tired of scrambled eggs, and up until this pregnancy I’ve only really enjoyed […]

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3 Years

March 9, 2015

Three years ago yesterday our first little dude entered the world, and I’m still hardly able to wrap my head around it. While three is hardly ancient, it really does feel like just yesterday I was hearing Wes’ cries for the first time. I vividly remember seeing his little purple hand bouncing around as they […]

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Roasted Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup

March 6, 2015

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about Silk, all opinions are my own. Like it or not we are still, even here in the South, smack dab in the middle of soup season. If you’re like me then you’re probably pretty […]

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36 Weeks

March 4, 2015

HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?  36 weeks and 1 day – can you believe we’ll be technically full-term next week?!   GENERALLY FEELING: Truth? Y’all…I am so tired. So stinking exhausted, all the time. Maybe not the first few hours in the morning, but for most of the day you can pretty much bet I’m […]

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