My Identity in This Season of Life

How many of us change our “identity” throughout life? I’d answer that all of us do. I mean, are you really the same person you were in high school, or do you really think you’ll be the same 20 years from now? I for one have had many identities and titles throughout my lifetime. In […]

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Then You Were My Baby, Now You Are My Child

The moment I found out I was pregnant with Peyton, I knew she was going to be extremely special to us. She was unexpected and we were kind of terrified thinking we’d be parents only a year and a half into our marriage, but amidst all of our anxiety and fear of the unknown, how […]

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12 Month Update on our Little Man

And just like that, we have a one-year-old. Ladies and gents, I don’t know whether to smile, ugly cry, or gasp, so I guess I’ll just do all three. It’s funny because there were many times when the newborn phase crawled – moments I didn’t think we’d ever make it to this point (I’m being […]

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Guide to Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City is a beautiful town in the upper peninsula of Michigan, known for its serene atmosphere and endless food and drink options. The first time my husband and I visited was before kids in 2014 and we had a blast. We stayed at a bed and breakfast with delicious food and the best hosts, visited […]

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Eight-month Update On Our Little Man

Every time I start to write one of Emory’s updates, I glance through my past updates on him and each time I want to ugly cry!! How is our baby so big already (also a repetitive statement in each of these update posts)? I thought time with our first flew by, but this, this is […]

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Barnyard Bagels

Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m so sorry I’ve been absent these past couple of weeks. We’ve had a lot going on around here, including vacation, an inspection on our new home, putting our current home on the market and potty training. It’s a lot and I’ve had many moments of stress, but I’m so thankful for […]

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SIX-MONTH UPDATE ON OUR LITTLE MAN

Time is moving fast, but I’m pretty sure our Emory is moving faster. He’s calm, but he’s so sneaky and quick. A ninja, really. Grabbing at spoons when we feed him, pulling at his sister’s hair (in a playful way of course) and trying to crawl and pull up on some of his toys. And […]

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Baked Buttermilk Pink Donuts

If you know me, you know I’m a sucker for holiday traditions. I love putting together a list of fun activities to make the holidays extra magical for my family. Valentine’s Day isn’t a busy holiday for us, but I still try to make it special. Last year, I started a tradition of making homemade […]

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Four-Month Update on our Little Man

Our Emmy boy turned four months over the weekend and it’s crazy how much he’s developed since my last update. Even though I’ve gone through the newborn phase before, I forgot how they seem to change on a daily basis. At this point he is smiling and laughing a ton. He’s probably happy 90 percent […]

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My Lesson Learned in 2017

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus How often do you take a look at your surroundings and feel overwhelmed with gratitude? I have to admit, I don’t do it nearly as often as […]

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