I have not blogged in a really really really long time. Honestly I have not painted my nails, gone swimming (I like to swim laps at a local pool), or generally done anything for myself in a really long time. To say things have been crazy would be the understatement of the year. Things have … More How I get through a whole lot of life mess.
It’s silly when you think about it, she’s a dog… she’ll move on, but I have 3 kids in my home who’ve all experienced this same thing more than once. … More Today’s rantings, ramblings, and thoughts on adoption.
I wrote a blog about 3 years ago titled My Southern Ways, that has become one of my most popular blogs to date. Mainly because I think we southerners are fascinating. Southern women especially, we are classically elegant, fiercely strong, and full of charming hospitality. So here are the 10 lessons I hope I’ve imparted … More How to be a southern woman
That’s how I feel about back to school. I’m truly giddy. Like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, staring at the wrapped packages, counting down the days… this is me, staring at book bags and lunchboxes. I can hardly stand it I’m so excited! Don’t get me wrong, I’m also sending my oldest off to … More Like a child in wild anticipation…
It all started on a lovely Friday evening, we had that euphoric bliss plastered on our faces that can only come to one about to leave on a kid free vacation. My husband and I were heading out on an 11 day European trip. We rolled into the airport with our bags in hand, straight … More How to get a passport same day, without paying $500 to a courier service, and not ruining your vacation
Adoption/Foster Care is Hard! Remember getting married, and year 2 or 3, when the love goggles were off, broken in a corner somewhere, and you saw your spouse for the first time for the broken, non-perfect, mess of a person that they really were…oh yeah, and they saw you the same…and then you had to … More Family Meeting Anyone?
So anyone who knows me well and has ever talked about marriage with me, knows I am a really big fan of this book called Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. It’s kind of what Matt and I have built our very healthy marriage on. Don’t hear me wrong. Our marriage has had its fair … More Love and Respect Parenting
So we just had 2 new kids join our family. We are now guardians of our niece and nephew. They’ve been here a couple of weeks now and the difference in the house can be felt when you walk in the front door. We are now a family of 7, with 5 children, and people … More Love Like Crazy
Over 4,000 miles driven, 16 states, 12 people, 9 days, 1 RV. Did I mention an 8month old pregnant lady, a 2year old baby girl, and 8 and 5year old little boys….oh, and their all my in-laws! My hubbies mom, siblings, spouses, and kids… it was an adventure. These are things that were said… No … More RV road trip
Marriage. Okay, so after almost 20years of marriage, I can honestly say in most ways marriage gets easier with time. We no longer fight about being young, broke, and barely making ends meet. We’ve fought most of the lack of understanding fights to be had, and we generally get each other and how we operate. … More Staying Married