Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

At 6:30 tonight I will mark the 5th anniversary of the birth of my baby girl. I was already a mom to two boys that I had adopted so having a baby was a completely different experience.

After laboring all day and my blood pressure going sky high, we made the tough decision to have an emergency c-section. I’m so happy we did because I finally got to meet my little red-headed baby daughter! 

 (Photo cred Meredith Shafer 2016)

Happy birthday my sweet and sassy sidekick! I love you and I know you are going to do great things­čĺŚÔŁĄ´ŞĆ­č匠(Photo cred Meredith Shafer 2016)

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30 Days of Thanksgiving: Days 23-25

I’m a little late but I’m grateful for
-my job: it’s so flexible I can manage (most days) the chaos of my traveling circus

-my home: it’s warm and cozy and despite the mess, it’s where my ÔŁĄ´ŞĆ is

-watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with my kiddos 
 (Photo credit Charles Shultz)

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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 6

My heart is full of gratitude for our Service Dog, Charlie. She is my reinforcement so I’m not alone in helping Mr. Wonderful with the PTSD. I’m pretty sure she’s a guardian angel as well, already saving Mr. Wonderful from a severe asthma attack.

She not a pet–she’s a member of the family! I’m so happy she found usÔŁĄ´ŞĆ 

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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 5

I’m grateful that I live in a world where Fall happens, where there is pumpkin spice everything and where I get to wear boots and scarves!  

 
Thank you Fall for containing so many of my favorite things! 

 (photo credit Tracy Kahn)

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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 3

Today I’m grateful for the mess. 

I’m grateful that I’m blessed with so many kids my house is bursting at the seams with toys and clothes and dust bunnies.  
I’m grateful for the piles of papers that helped get Mr. Wonderful medically retired. And I’m grateful that even though we’re a hot mess as a family most of the time, we are loved by the One who brought us all together in the first place–     
   
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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 2

Coffee. Sooooo thankful for coffee. Disclaimer: this could go on days 3-30 as well. 

What are you thankful for today? 
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Happy Fall Y’all!

Happy Fall Y’all!! I’m celebrating this change of season, this moment ushering in my favorite of them all. Fireplaces, cool mornings, scarves and the leaves falling-I’m ready!
I’m taking a moment to just breathe in God’s goodness in the change, the transition. I’m looking for the gifts that he’s already placed for me along the way while I adapt to the newness. I’m relaxing into this season’s comfort like a cozy pair of slippers. Come and stay awhile Fall, let us celebrate your arrival!
#autumn #fall #change #transition #thisoneismyfavorite #celebration