We blinked.

August 11, 2016

Somehow in the last few weeks, we found ourselves shopping for school supplies, selecting a (turns out, too small) pre-K size backpack from Pottery Barn Kids with shiny gold polka dots, and getting a “school” haircut. It all culminated in this: And a beaming little girl, who told me on the way home, “Mama, thank […]

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A note from the trenches: Strong Personality

August 7, 2016

Probably if you have ever even met our daughter in passing, the descriptors “meek” or “mild” would not come to mind regarding her personality during that encounter. In fact, “intense” is the best word we have come up with to describe every aspect of her personality. I have said many times, and I say it […]

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I don’t even know…

August 3, 2016

Y’all, really. I don’t even know where to begin. I do have a funny (well, to us, who knows if anyone will agree) Leyton story in the idea bank, but other than that, there’s no way to “catch up” on all the life we’ve been living – and not documenting. I guess since Leyton had […]

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The circle of life

May 17, 2016

Let me preface this by saying we do not intend to raise a completely callous child with her mother’s “cold black heart” (according to her father). But at the same time, we live on a farm (where there are daily birds and bees/circle of life occurrences) and we hunt (so Bambi is hanging all over […]

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Hashtag: mom life

April 26, 2016

I’m not going to lie, we had grown quite accustomed to our simple life with one toddler. Not that she doesn’t present plenty of challenges, but the “work” of tending to her needs pales in comparison to that of a baby. Put the two together, and I have a physically exhausting little person (baby) and […]

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Being sneaky

April 7, 2016

Ironically, just after a sweet post on how our darling three-year-old is talking and asking more about Jesus these days, I follow it up with a tale like this. Last Friday morning, Leyton and I made cake pops together with a little kit we had that came with the cake mix, frosting packets, and a […]

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I love Jesus so much

April 6, 2016

Between Christmas and Easter mixed with some newfound curiosity and understanding, we’ve been getting a lot more questions about Jesus lately. Which makes us happy, takes us by surprise, and leaves us stumbling through age appropriate answers, all at the same time. Right before Easter, Brandon relayed this conversation he had with our girl: “Daddy, […]

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The queen of dress up. And underpants. 

March 30, 2016

      As evidenced above, if there is anything our girl loves, it’s a little dress up play. I’m not even sure if it’s the dressing up she loves so much as the changing clothes. At any given moment, her room looks like you would expect a teenage girl’s to look right before her first […]

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A dragon told me

March 30, 2016

I brought the kids (it’s still surreal to use that word in plural form) home from Texas yesterday morning.  [It was Bowen’s first flight and trip to Texas, but more on that later…maybe.] Since we had been away a few days and had to make a trip to the farm to deliver pay checks to […]

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The day we were headed to a birthday dinner and stopped to have a baby instead 

March 14, 2016

True story, y’all. We will begin this with a reminder that Leyton was born very quickly. So quickly that for the last two months of this pregnancy, I borderline received a lecture from my doctor about getting to the hospital sooner this time. Because if a first baby was fast, this one was going to […]

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