you made me a mom

for the past few years mothers day has been a bit of a struggle for me and i know many other woman. Halllmark celebrates the tangible motherhood we can see. the type of mom we see on tv, in commercials, in cards, in stories. but it’s so so much deeper than that. i’m starting to […]

finally friday giving thank you

i cannot even put into words the amount of gratitude joe and I have for all of the messages, texts and comments that were filled with encouragement, prayers and well wishes for our little babe. you made yesterday and all of this somewhat bearable. i honestly didn’t know how i was even going to go […]

assemble the troops

As he went along he saw a blind man from birth. His disciples  asked him, “Rabbi, who has sinned? This man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man or his parents have sinned ,” said Jesus, “But this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”  – […]

28 weeks and counting

i can’t believe that this little goldfish is 28 weeks today. it some respects it seems like such a short amount of time but when i measure things in seasons it feels like i’ve been pregnant since the dawn of time. all things considered i’ve felt pretty good this pregnancy. i’ve had mild sickness and […]

tulip time food strategy

So once a year my younger sister, joe and I have tulip time fried food fest. Rather than have a bit here and there we commit an entire night to hitting up the best food stands at the tulip time festival in Holland, Michigan. This year my sister brought her boyfriend because she felt he […]

weekend recap work weekend

I woke up this morning and even the hurt on my joints hurt. Joe and I took full advantage of having basically no plans this weekend to get caught up on our spring cleaning chores as much as possible. I can’t lie, it felt really good to wake up this morning and have so much […]

finally friday roll with it

it’s finally friday folks and i could about kiss the ground it walks on (unless it goes into a public restroom, or any restroom for that matter). this has been a week of just rolling with the punches you know? I had everything scheduled out and it just didn’t happen. meetings popping up, things taking […]

chicken break

so yesterday was one of those days where nothing went as planned. i was about to leave for the gym when a coworker popped in and said aren’t you coming to the meeting this morning. trying to play it cool i was like you bet! texted nikki my trainer that i’m an idiot and i […]

how to shop a flea in the rain

let’s face it the weather is unpredictable. one minute in michigan it’s sunny and 70 and the next it’s pouring rain and 30 degrees. neither climate (90 or 20) ever keeps me from checking out a good flea market. the secret to a happy rainy flea market shopping experience is the right gear. having the […]

weekend recap home sweet home

it felt so good to be home this weekend friends. i was at a conference in austin, texas since wednesday and it was a pretty intense schedule. with the exception of my quick trip to magnolia it was pretty much the view from inside the hotel. at least it was sunny and warm! it was […]

quick trip to magnolia

yesterday i got a few spare hours away from the conference i’m at to sneak away to spend some fun time in texas. luckily my mom, sister in law and mother in law came along on this trip so naturally we went to waco. we were 1.5 hours away from it how could we not!?! […]

bees

so my latest farm project is bees. yep bees. i’ve been taking classes for about a year (not like every week more like once every other month) to really learn about bees how to keep and maintain them. the bee population is rapidly decreasing due to commercial building, pesticides and sprays and other junk we […]