Derek. My second born. My son. We are so close to celebrating your first birthday. And what a celebration it will be! We have almost survived a year! A year with open heart surgery, a hospital stay (that felt endless), countless doctor appointments, medicines, holter monitors, daily pulse checks, worry, anxiety, tears. I say we […]

Full Moon by Petr Kratochvil

It takes quite a lot to embarrass me. In fact, I even had a competition with a friend years ago, over who could embarrass the other first. I believe it lasted for about a year, and I won in the end. It just takes something extra special to humiliate me. I’ve told this story a […]


There is this song that my husband and I have come to form an opinion about over the years. It’s from a band of professed believers, and they are calling out God, questioning Him as to where He has been. We both agree that this happens, and God is big enough to handle it. I mean all throughout scripture […]


Yes, this is the bomb blog. I meant to have this written and published during the Christmas season. Not because the story embodies the spirit of Christmas (it really doesn’t), but it did occur around Christmas time, and I feel the connection is valid. However, every time I sat down to write, it just wasn’t […]


I am working on a post about the time my mom and I thought we were going to blow up from a bomb. While that story is hilarious, I’m in a more pensive mood tonight. So instead, I decided that an update on my journey with postpartum depression would be more appropriate. But don’t worry. […]

Our first tree together.

Christmas is here!!!   I love, love, LOVE this time of year. Celebrating Jesus, family, Caramel Brulée lattes, decorations, gifts, music, hot cocoa, fires in the fire place, cool weather, parties and so much more! It just doesn’t get any better than that! I’m sure you’re wondering why I would title this apparent love note to […]


I regret taking this long to post. Life happens, and did a lot of life happen to us in the last few months! We decided that things weren’t hectic enough with a new baby. So in August we put an offer on a home, closed on the house in September, and moved about 3 weeks […]