Nap Time Notes on Family

Little Miss Naomi fought and fought to go down for her nap today, but she is finally out and I have just enough brain power to type out a few words. This past Saturday we said good-bye to my sisters after they spent a week spoiling (deservedly so) their new niece. It brought so much joy as […]

Dear God, please please please and thank you thank you thank you

Ever since I discovered Shauna Niequist‘s writing, I’ve said to my husband countless times “Shauna’s writing is my jam.” Meaning, her words spark hope, bravery and love into my life. This weekend I finished the first book she ever wrote, Cold Tangerines, and I felt like her words were written just for me in this new […]

Nap Time Notes on Adoption

Naomi is down for her nap, but I think it’s going to be a short one. I won’t complain though…she slept 11 hours straight last night! Good job baby! I realized this morning that it’s been ages since I’ve given an actual update on how we are doing with our adoption process. Partly because I’ve […]

Nap Time Notes from a Tired Mama

I have been wanting to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) for weeks now. I’m still adjusting to this new life as a mom and it’s been beautiful but slow moving. I have days where I feel like the newborn fog is lifting and then there are days where I’m covered by a […]

Goals for 2014

I recently shared a bit of my reflections on last year and how it was just plain, old hard. It was good to reflect, but it’s been even better for me to look forward. I love to plan, schedule, and create routines. It helps my heart feel prepared for what may or may not come […]

Happy Birthday Mom!

This afternoon I’m sitting at a Starbucks in Madison, WI, staring out into a frigid winter wonderland. We flew in last night after a marathon of adventures while in transit. We were 10 minutes from landing in Madison at 4pm when the pilot came on the sound system and told us that the plane ahead […]

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