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Category Archives: self
Fearfully and wonderfully made
I use the Bible app, and tonight’s verse is one of my very favorites: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, self, weight Tagged appearance, beautiful, Bible, creation, faith, favorite verse, fearfully, God, love, perfect, physical, plans, psalm 134, self acceptance, self love, wonderfully Leave a comment
You will not drown
I think I always believed that Christians were happier because their lives were better. This made me angry. It made me jealous. They seemed self-righteous to me, and like everything was going great for them all of the time. I … Continue reading
Bestest Christmas present ever!!
I can’t tell you all how much I love my digital piano from josh! It has a full 88-key board and the keys are weighted to feel heavy and substantial like piano keys. It sounds marvelous, and the best part … Continue reading
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Las Vegas Part I: downtown/Fremont street
We were lucky enough to tag along with josh to Las Vegas where he was attending a trade show. We all had a ton of fun! downtown Las Vegas o
Posted in adventure, Babywearing, Daily baby O2, family, J and K, Jacob stories, self, travel, vacation Tagged downtown, experience, Fremont street, fun, hotel, kids, las vegas, lights, neon, nevada, old town, oskins adventure, travel Leave a comment
Happy birthday to me
I had a birthday this weekend, and it was lovely but also bittersweet. I turned 33 with my family beside me, happy to be where I am in life, happy with those around me, except for one who is missing. … Continue reading
Happy New Year
We wore our pajamas and watched last year’s ball drop on YouTube. We watched the third Harry Potter movie… And toasted with sparkle “spear” as Jacob calls it. Jackson learned to toast and loved it! A new year… I can’t … Continue reading
Posted in Addiction, brother, Daily baby O2, Jacob stories, self Tagged 2017, cute, kids, loss, new year, New Year's Eve, nye, riley, sparkling cider Leave a comment
What does a mom do when she gets a little over an hour to herself? Lush bath bomb and a glass of wine, of course!
Posted in motherhood, self Tagged bath bomb, karma, lush, mom life, relax, soap, wine Leave a comment
How are you doing?
It has been five months, 21 days and about 13 hours since I received the worst phone call of my life. What everyone wants to know is how I am doing. What everyone wants to hear is that I am … Continue reading
A birthday in the books
It was a whirlwind of a day. Jackson wasn’t feeling great, and I can really tell in the pictures of him. I had messages of love all day, sweet and thoughtful gifts, and good food. I guess this getting older … Continue reading
Posted in brother, daily baby, Daily baby O2, family, J and K, self Tagged Birthday, candle, carlee, chloe, curls, dad, jackson, jacob, korey, love, missing riley, sangria Leave a comment
You’ve come a long way, baby
This post is not about a baby (!!). It’s about me. While I could wax poetic for paragraphs about how I have changed as a person, I’m not going to share that here. That’s for me to know (and Jesus. … Continue reading
Posted in family, self Tagged aging, brother, college, dreams, family, graduation, growing up, life, LMU, loyola marymount, plans, university Leave a comment