slowing down, letting go

November 18, 2014

On Saturday night David and I had a little heart to heart. He told me something that was hard to hear, something that I immediately wanted to make excuses for, or dismiss. It didn’t fit with my idea of myself. He told me that I never seem happy. I got defensive because I’m an optimist. I am rarely angry. I’m calm. In my mind, I am happy most of the time. I love my life and there isn’t much I would change about it. But obviously, there was a reason that David came to me with that; he doesn’t just make stuff up. I must not be acting happy. I thought about it, and I have some reasons: I haven’t been…
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working mama files : kessi from one small mohment

November 17, 2014

Working Mama Files is an interview series designed to support and encourage working moms along the path to having a fulfilling life. Today I’d like to introduce you to another one of my good friends, Kessi! We attend church together and are part of the same family life group, and her son attends the same daycare as Meredith. When we discovered that we both have similar taste in books and crafts we became immediate friends, and then when we did whole30 together we became friends for life. :) Kessi is several years younger than me but she has already been through so much in her marriage and motherhood! She’s one of those people who it’s easy to laugh and cry with,…
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tgif: cold weather edition

November 14, 2014

The high of my week was lots of extra baby cuddles the last few days, but that’s because… The low of my week was getting vomited on all night by Liam and finding out that he has another bad ear and sinus infection. We are headed to a specialist later this morning and I’m eager to see what they have to say. Poor little guy catches every whiff of an infection that comes his way and it’s not even winter yet. The best money I spent this week was a $25 copay and $35 for medication, realistically. But the most fun money I spent was about $7 on page protectors for my week in the life album. A podcast episode…
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texas style council 2015 : i’m going!

November 13, 2014

I just had to devote an entire post to the fact that I’m planning to attend my first ever blog conference in March of 2015, Texas Style Council. Going to a blog conference is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. I really want to meet some people and learn some things! However, having little kids and budgeting constraints have prevented me from going until now. I actually know the founder of Texas Style Council! We met in Austin through a mutual friend many years ago and I’ve been following her online ever since. The conference took a hiatus last year and this year has been totally revamped. It’s not going to be one of those flashy things at…
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project life 2014 : weeks 43 – 44

November 12, 2014

Weeks 43 – 44 is from October 20 to November 2. I think this is one of my simplest spreads yet. I didn’t have much time to physically put it together so I did a little more digital work ahead of time (using Paislee Press templates and planning with the Project Life app). The only embellishments are a few stamps. I just adore this picture of the kids smiling at each other. The first week was a fairly normal week. Other than my standard “week in review” the only journaling I did was an update on Liam’s health. The second week was week in the life. I decided to just include two of my favorite photos from that week (the…
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Posted in: crafty, documenting, project life