17 Years and Counting

Last weekend, Mike and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary and I think it may actually be my favorite one yet. This year, we spent our Anniversary Eve (yes, that’s a real thing…didn’t you know?) doing some really sexy things.  Really sexy.  We woke up nice and early, fed 3 kids and moved every piece of … More 17 Years and Counting

30 Thankfuls

By this time each November, I’ve enjoyed scrolling through Facebook and seeing an entire month of thankful posts from family and friends.  Of course, I’ve posted my daily thankfuls in November as well.  But, I thought it would be nice to compile all of my thankfuls from this month – if for no other reason … More 30 Thankfuls


Abby hosted her first sleepover with her bestie last night. It has been a long time coming, but I think they had a fairly decent time considering they had to giggle and carry on in muted tones because we had a sleeping baby and snoozing toddler in the house last night. This morning, there were … More Giggles

Defining Family

As an only child who was (is?) adopted, my sense of family is defined well beyond DNA or shared blood.  And, for that, I am thankful.  Thankful that my family stretches so far beyond those restrictions.  As a mom of three (I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that…3, really), I hope that my … More Defining Family

Facing Giants

I had a friend, once.  We were really close, once.  We supported each other, once. Then, I made a decision for my own life that she didn’t agree with.  (<–HUGE understatement, but I really don’t want to go there.)  There was judgement.  There was pain.  There were hurt feelings.  Then, there was silence. It has … More Facing Giants