• Family

    A Letter to My Terminally Ill Dad – I Love You

    It’s been a long few months. My father has been in and out of hospitals and rehabs since early 2017. We finally learned why a few months ago. He has cirrhosis of the liver. It has now progressed to the “terminal” stage. I immediately offered to be tested to be a live liver transplant donor for him, but he was denied the chance to even be a recipient because of his heart history. 7 heart attacks, 28 stents and an open heart surgery to be exact. He often joked to make light of a scary situation every time he had to have a heart cath done that he was trying…

  • Healthy Living

    Our Family’s EPIC Start to Fitness! #LightUpYourLife

    Five months has now passed since I had Elsie (slow down baby girl!) and it’s time that I start holding myself accountable for my health. I hate running.. it gives me shin splints and I usually can’t get more than ten feet before I’m stopping to try and breath, but.. I aspire to become a runner and one day work up to a marathon! I know that with determination and hard work I WILL run a marathon! One of my favorite Disney quotes is currently my running mantra – In order to achieve my goal of becoming a runner, I needed to find two things: a way to hold myself…

  • Family,  Motherhood

    Dear Baby, We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

    Our Little Bundle of Joy, We’ve finally hit the 32 week mark and as we start to get your nursery together and prep for your Baby Shower coming up this weekend – the reality that I am your Mommy is hitting me hard. I feel so many emotions – happy, blessed, nervous and a bit terrified. Being pregnant with you has been one of the absolute best experiences of my life. As I sit here and try to pen to you exactly how I’m feeling, I hear the song “How Great is Our God” come on the radio and I’m overwhelmed with joy. No, I’m not having a pregnant emotional breakdown,…

  • Family,  Marriage

    First Came Love, then Came Marriage…

      Yes, you are reading this correctly.. we are expecting! These past nine weeks have been so surreal and creating this announcement to share with you was the first time I have said or even written the word… “Mommy” – WOW! I have always dreamed of becoming a Mommy someday and with some of my past health issues – never thought that would happen. But never let your faith waver, because God is so good! I silently prayed that if God wanted me to become a mother that He would help me overcome any obstacles standing in that path – and He did! This has been the most fabulous, emotional,…