A Tradition Handed Down

It seems that every conversation I’ve had with friends over the last couple of weeks involves the question, “So what do you all do for Christmas?”. Our conversation then fills with exchanges of family Christmas traditions, special memories, and what we believe makes this time of year so special. I love these kinds of conversations, […]

How to Be a Work from Home Mom Without Losing Your Mind

Somewhere within George’s fourth or fifth week of life, I snapped. I had reached the end of my sanity rope, and between his colic and my fatigue, I was barely surviving each blessed day. The typical struggles of postpartum life collided with newfound elements of our lifestyle to leave me a mangled wreck. I grew increasingly frustrated […]

Taking Back Sunday

Things I will miss about nursing school: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Nada. But I do have some good news on this topic and I’ve been dying to share it with you. After lots of thought and prayer, we’ve decided that Dave will start working part-time instead of full-time for the remainder of nursing […]

Grandma’s Bucket List

As I get older, I appreciate the gift of grandparents. I was fortunate enough to have all four of my grandparents until the age of 22, and to this day, 3 are still living. I cannot recount all the valuable lessons I have learned from my grandparents. They are some of the most hardworking people […]

George’s Baptism

Yesterday was a memorable day for our little family: D-Train’s first Father’s Day and George’s baptism. Not a bad way to spend the feast of the Holy Trinity on a hot Sunday in June. We are so blessed by loving families on both sides; and tons of family traveled in for the big cleanse, so […]

Giving Yourself No Expectations For Life Postpartum

You all know the beautiful Christy from Fountains of Home, right?  Hers is one of my favorite blogs and I dash to read every single one of her new posts when they pop up in my feed.  Christy has such a wonderful sense of humor and her love for Chesterton makes my theologian heart explode.  She has […]

Showered

I remember, during our engagement, there were certain milestones/events that made the upcoming nuptials feel closer, more real.  Things like starting marriage prep classes, taking NFP classes, bridal showers, and apartment hunting. In the same way, there have been certain milestones during this pregnancy that have helped it all sink in as time goes on: […]