Baby Dedication Reception Decor and Favors

We dedicated Elia back to the Lord in May 2017. It was a day I had looked forward to for a long time. After praying for years for a baby, this day held so much weight in my mind because I had wanted a baby so much, but I knew God also wanted her asContinue reading “Baby Dedication Reception Decor and Favors”

DIY Spring Wreath for Under $10 and No Sew Rabbit Pillow

Updated February 18, 2020 Usually, I am so behind with my seasonal DIYs and projects, BUT I’ve already gotten two spring projects done. Woo hoo! These two projects are sharing a post because they are so easy to make. Neither of them requires fancy tools or skills. They’re so easy your kids could do it!Continue reading “DIY Spring Wreath for Under $10 and No Sew Rabbit Pillow”

Why I’m Thankful to be Observing Lent – Resources

For the last eleven years, my entire adult life, Matt and I have been on staff or pastoring a local church during the Lenten season. Most of those years were spent pastoring a church. If you’ve ever been involved in your church during the time leading up to Easter, you know how much preparation andContinue reading “Why I’m Thankful to be Observing Lent – Resources”

Elia’s Baby Shark 2nd Birthday

You’ve heard it. I’m not sure anyone has escaped the baby shark song. It’s a fun, easy song with cute hand motions. PinkFong added adorable shark characters to the catchy song, and Elia LOVES it! For months she has been baby shark obsessed. She makes all the hand motions now, which is adorable. Last fall,Continue reading “Elia’s Baby Shark 2nd Birthday”

Whimsical Garden Tea Party – Elia’s First Birthday

First birthdays are for the mamas, or at least that’s what I told myself. I had her first birthday theme picked out shortly after she was born. Our infertility journey lasted for several years, so I had lots of time to dream about birthdays and nursery decor. Parties and decorating are two of my favoriteContinue reading “Whimsical Garden Tea Party – Elia’s First Birthday”

God Showed Up Today

There are some days when I can undoubtedly say, “God that was YOU.” For instance, a couple of weeks ago I was very nearly in a wreak. I was making a left turn, and I saw a lady barreling towards me in my rearview mirror. She was frantically jerking her car from side-to-side because she knew there was not enough time to stop before she rear-ended me. I turned what felt like only seconds before she was rear-ended by the car behind her and sent into the ditch. I thanked God for showing up for me. There was no doubt in my mind that he kept me calm enough to get out of the way. Thank you, Jesus, but where is God on the days when it’s just me and Elia at the house?