There I sat holding our last Gem. Every one else was upstairs in bed. There we were, surrounded by empty gift boxes, balloons and some wrapping paper that was left on the floor. A mess. A mess I was thankful for. Our second Gem turned three that day. As parents we know time flies. Sometimes… Continue reading Enjoy every moment
I could sit here and write a million reasons why I’m thankful for the friends God has placed in my life. I could write about their generosity, thoughtfulness, how strong they are and how they are great encouragers. I could tell you stories about driving in the rain, staying up late watching a television show… Continue reading Why friends are great
Feed the baby, burp the baby and change the baby. The cycle starts again before you know it. Sleep when the baby sleeps. Dishes get piled, making the bed is a rarity and best of all, the days of the week get all rolled into one long day. This is how I felt the first… Continue reading What does normal feel like?
On September 10th our third Gem was born. Here’s what I’ve learned in my first two weeks of being a mother of three. 1) The importance of a good support system Being surrounded by the right people makes a huge difference. We had friends praying for us and encouraging us during pregnancy, during the delivery… Continue reading What I’ve learned in the first 2 weeks of being a mother of 3
Here I am pregnant with our third Gem, another girl! 15 days left, but who’s counting. My feet and ankles are swollen, so much so that only my flip-flops fit. Bending over is a chore. Heartburn?? Tums and I are now good friends 🙂 My toddler and I walk at the same pace – slow… Continue reading I want my body back
We were on vacation this past week, so here is Friday’s blog. I’ve heard the stories, read the blogs, but never really experienced it until now. Romance changes. The idea of romance is something I think many young girls dream about. The unexpected flowers, candle light dinners, the surprise of the perfect gift. I’m guilty… Continue reading Expecting nothing in return
I love how a child’s mind works. Many toddlers and preschoolers are known for being inquisitive. As adults the cuteness and novelty of “why” dies quickly, but for a child not so fast. I know you’ve been there. “What are you doing mommy?” “Making dinner.” “Why?” “We need to eat when daddy gets home” “why?”… Continue reading No means No
In February of 2014 someone approached us and told is they wanted to send us away before baby number three arrives. When I say us, I mean my husband and I – NO KIDS. They gave us a generous budget and let us choose the destination. After doing research and looking at various options we… Continue reading The importance of getting away