Skip to main content

Getting My Ducks in a Row...

It has been too long since I last blogged.  I literally find my fingers itching to run across the keyboard and type words to you precious people.  I hope no one lost hope in my blogging love.  I hope no one stopped reading who was faithfully doing so.  My life the last few weeks feels like a blur.  I have been up at 5 and in bed very early.  I have dear friends who got married, holidays have come and gone, and family remains dear to my heart.  Through it all, this blog has been in the back of my mind.  Planning posts and what to tell you, but the only words I have today seem to make me realize how important writing is to me.

All this goes to say I have missed you.  Desperately and completely.  This is something I love.  Writing my heart onto this blog has become a piece of me.  Maybe it is silly to love it, but I do all the same, and I hope you can enjoy it along with me.

Just a few updates for you to help you know what you missed, and you can bet on posts for some of these in the coming days!

My dear friends James and Ashley got married, and their wedding was so lovely.  She looked absolutely beautiful, and the words he spoke to her during the ceremony brought tears in my eyes.  What a wonderful couple they are!  Little birds, wonderful letters, pictures and lights and beautiful fabric.  It really was a perfect night!

You all would be so proud of me.  I am consistently running outside.  The fresh air is changing my life in a huge way.  I cannot run 3 miles straight, but I can come pretty close J  I hope to make it a part of my life and watch a few more pounds fall off of me.  The Color Run is this Sunday, and I cannot wait to report epic pictures and videos to all of you!

My commute is weighing on me a little, and I had a small breakdown this past weekend.  I will adjust, but as for right now, I am feeling constantly tired.  However, I signed up for this and I am learning to suck it up and work through the exhaustion.  It gets easier with each passing day.  There are small reminders in the morning that God provided this for me, and that consistency in staying in what I believe is his will for my path right now will be rewarding in the end.

Sorry there are no pictures or fun anecdotes on my first day back, I just had to tell you all of my love for you and that I missed you.  I am sure I will write again soon and hopefully even have one posted tomorrow.  Getting all your ducks in a row is tough huh?  I have decided to take it one day at a time.  Thanks for reading!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

In the Nursery: Whole Hearted Parenting Manifesto

I recently finished a book by Brene Brown titled, DaringGreatly .  It really moved me, and I am definitely still processing it. At the beginning of the book I wasn’t resonating deeply with the topic of vulnerability, as most people will tell you I am an “open book”.  I will answer most questions without holding back and love to deep dive into good conversation.  However, what I came to realize through her many examples is that we all wrestle with vulnerability, guilt and shame throughout this book even if is more momentary than constant.  I gleaned SO MUCH from this book that I did not anticipate, and I thought I would share this Parenting Manifesto that she put right at the end of the book.  I am printing it and framing it for our nursery, as I think it communicates some deep parts of my heart cry for parenting my kiddos well. I hope this resonates with someone else as much as it did with me.   I needed these words to remind me that parenting is not a checklist,

Processing our Chicken Processing

For years now, Bill and I have discussed getting our own meat chickens.  We wanted to know it all.  What the process looked like, what our food ate, control their environment and make them feel safe and loved during their short life.  We wanted to give ourselves to them and sacrifice our time to them since they very quickly give their lives in order for us to be sustained.  Well 10 weeks ago we got meat chickens chicks and yesterday was our first processing day.  We learned the process of getting a chicken to alive and well to packaged and in the fridge.  It was very educational and also emotional, as we raised these birds from two days old. I will never forget how I felt taking a birds life to feed my family.  It hit my soul in a unique way and I want to stay fresh to that pain.  After I held the knife and looked at the bird and burst into tears.  Our farm mentor said "I would be worried about you if you didn't feel emotions."  I stood still for a few moments givi

At the Library - May through September 2019 Reading

We had another baby in May (SO much more on that later) and blogging has obviously taken a back seat, but I am still reading for pleasure and have managed, in my sons first four months of life, to complete these 8 books!  Y'all, I remember a time when even completing 2 books a year would have sincerely sounded daunting, much less with a newborn.  If you want to read more, you can find the time!  Take stock of your days and see where you are wasting hours.  For some of these, I listened to the audio book while I was pumping or watering the garden.   Rather than give you an individual breakdown of each of these books, I just want to report I found them all incredibly enjoyable.  A total cross section of a food memoir to a psychology deep dive to nature centric novels, I would recommend them all in different capacities.   We have fallen a bit behind on our Bible reading, but we WILL finish by the end of the year. You do not make it to September