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35 Things

35 Things

Friend, wow. There is nothing like a pandemic to totally shift your life around.  Here on my deserted blog I have a little tradition that is my favorite writing thing: each year for my birthday, I shift my heart towards gratitude and write a numbered list of things...

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Ten Down

Ten Down

Life is crazy lately. And while I have a million things to say, I'm also at a loss for words not knowing where to begin. We've welcomed a beautiful baby girl and this year and also the most devastating news: my mom being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. All...

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Peace in the Midst

Peace in the Midst

It's been less than a week since our country started shutting down, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that's spreading across the globe. How crazy that I just typed that sentence and it's true. I feel sort of like I'm in this dream world- or movie, even- walking slowly,...

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34 Things

34 Things

I want to pretend like I've been so MIA on the blog over the past year because "I've been taking some time for me", or because "my life is so wildly successful that I just don't have time", but the honest truth is just that I've been tired this year. And I don't even...

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Nine Down

Nine Down

2019: Man. What a year. I was awoken this morning by Emmy, my 3yo, screaming in the bathroom. She had an accident, there was pee everywhere, and mornings are already not my thing. And now that I'm typing this I'm remembering that the load of pee-covered items is still...

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Stack the Stones

Stack the Stones

Over the summer we took a trip up to Albuquerque to see the Naturopath that helped us get pregnant with Emmy years ago. It was a strange experience, being back in that place. The first time we went we had a... "memorable" experience to say the least, something we...

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Global Handmade

Global Handmade

I often wonder what it would be like to go back in time and tell my old self to calm the heck down. All the things I worried about, knowing how they've resolved and turned out now, I wonder if it would help or not. I've been a little MIA on the blog this past year, I...

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Rats + Seeds

Rats + Seeds

I've mentioned before that I don't quite know how to write about infertility. I've tried a million times, but it always comes across super bitter, angry, or way too medical. It's a difficult thing to wrap your head around, let alone invite others into the process with...

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Beauty in the Breaking

Beauty in the Breaking

Nathan is Best Man material. I say this because he has been in two weddings so far, and has been the Best Man in each.  He's also the Best Man for a wedding this upcoming June. So, Best Man x 3. He's not the type to have a thousand acquaintances; he has a few...

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Stitching

Stitching

I have no problem in admitting that I struggle with contentment.  NONE. I feel like, why deny the facts? Contentment is a struggle for practically every person I know, so why not just come clean about it? This contentment struggle goes deep, into every area of my life...

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