The Woman in the Background

Dear Mom, There was a photo taken at my wedding a few months ago (remember that big, insanely expensive party?) that I think sums up the kind of mom you are. It was a candid photo, I don’t think either of us knew the photographer was snapping away. I was getting my hair done and…

Dear Sisters

Happy Siblings Day to my three beautiful sisters. I’m not gonna lie, I think the whole idea of “siblings day” is a bit lame, but you know what’s not lame? Having you three as siblings. You have enriched my life beyond belief and I pray that someday my children are blessed with siblings as wonderful…

Baggage

One of the reasons I started a blog was to keep track of life.  It blows by and so many memories, stories, and moments get lost in a sea of bigger and seemingly more important moments. I want to remember the little things, not just graduation ceremonies, weddings, and funerals. I decided to write about…

Hailey Joins the Family

This post isn’t about food, health, or my skin!!- I can hear your simultaneous sighs of relief. No, this post is purely to show off the sweet baby girl who recently joined our quickly growing family of 9. Isaac and I got to meet Hailey two weeks ago (when she was just a few days old) and…

My First Experience With Hypnotism

Wrote this fervently after my session so I could remember every little detail before they slip away. Please excuse any typos/grammatical errors 🙂————————————————————————— I just had my first hypnosis session with Virginia. It was one of the most bizarre yet most wonderful experiences I’ve ever had. I was really scared of being hypnotized. Virginia is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

For some reason, this candid photo of my sister and I (oops I wasn’t the photographer in this photo challenge) is one of my favorites. The camera is focused on the footprints in the sand, a very common beach picture, but those little cliche footprints are special to me. A set belongs to my sister…

Thankful

This has been an extremely difficult day. Between my eczema, family drama, wedding stress, and overall exhaustion, it has been one of my worst days in awhile. I read Byron Katie over my lunch break, I made a doctor appointment with a new (and hopefully better) doctor for Wednesday, I’ve been checking a few things…

A (Birth)Day at the Zoo

Yesterday I went to the zoo to celebrate a special boy’s birthday. We filled his pockets with snacks, bought him a birthday boy zookeeper hat, and he only wandered off and got lost once! Don’t worry, we found him by the zebra exhibit eventually. No, we weren’t celebrating my two and a half year old…