Grace, even for me

Saturday was a long day. I left my family sleeping while early in the morning so I could head up to work. The babies woke up without me, played with daddy all day, and were deep asleep when I rolled back in at 10pm.   I need to blog. Open the computer. Just do it….

Two sweet years

I was looking through old blog posts today, some are downright sweet, some remind me of deep sadness and this one just brought a smile to my face. It has been three years since I joined the children’s ministry at our church and a little over two years since I joined the staff. The last…

Someone Made a Way

There are things you simply can’t take part in when you are the caregiver to young children. Staying home with my babies is 100% a gift and I do not take it for granted but with that gift comes certain, necessary sacrifices. Professionally,  there are meetings I miss because it is not appropriate for my…

The Finest Hours!

I have seen my share of tense movies but this one had me on the edge of my seat, butt clenched, holding my breath. If you want a great aerobic workout and a chance to work out your “GO, GO, GO!” cheers before the Superbowl, this is the film for you.

Working it out.

September 1st, 2013 was a day of moving for me. The salon I worked at closed and I needed to move from my apartment to a house in the town I lived in. To be transparent, that much change in one day broke my noggin. I was overwhelmed and fearful. I felt lost. Even though…

Catching Up!

November and December were non stop chaos. We traveled, we were sick, we had a grandpa fall ill and a hard drive catastrophe, we had birthdays and holidays to celebrate and on top of it all, a root canal that went sideways. It was a joyful and stressful season.   Sparing you the photos of…

“Who, me??”

It is never lost on me what an enormous privilege it is to be able to spend my day with this little one.

The Working Stay at Home Mom

I got out of work late on Friday night, but that’s nothing new. Late nights and early mornings have been the hallmark of my career. Always being available to my guests was a way to keep busy and make sure I met everyone’s needs always. It was a habit formed of necessity when I started…

Everything Looks Different…

Q and I took The Spaceship toward the coast last weekend. We cruised along in our “new to us” car, a/c breezing cool air in our faces. We laughed, just a year ago we made many trips just like this one only we were in his truck (the more reliable of our two cars) with…

I can’t even breathe!

I don’t even know where to start. Five years ago? I was working at my dream salon as an assistant and waiting tables, I was bleaching more counters than hair. I never would have guessed that the man I knew only as my friend’s boyfriend was going to have such an impact on my life….

The Piano Man

I had all of the starts of a  terrible, horrible,  no good, very bad day on May 18th (if you picked up on that literary reference, your childhood was awesome).  Somehow I had managed to break my car key IN HALF, thus locking all of my tools for work in my car. Now, when you…