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January.  It's already January.  And not just January, but a week into January.

Goodness, life only goes quicker the older I get and half the time my head is a spinnin'!

I hope everything had a very merry holiday season!  It all went by so fast it's kind of a blur to me, but we had a lovely Christmas in Oklahoma and a peaceful New Years back in PA.  It was so great to be with family and savor the moments of rest.  With this age of social media, and the busyness of life ... oh, it just gets harder and harder to blog!  Does anyone feel me?!  I remember the sweet days of babyhood when I had all the time in the world to blog any thought I had and every move I made.  Now I just Instagram it as I think of it, and if I don't do that, then forget it - it's gone into the abyss of my brain only to be remembered at 3:28 am on a random Thursday morning. And then I go to sleep and it's gone again.  Forever.

So here's a little update!

Life is moving along just swimmingly here.  The boys are growing and flourishing and blowing my mind every day.  I am blessed every day by those little gifts from God and I pray every day I do justice in being their Mommy.  Levi is now a yellow belt in Taekwondo (such a strong little thing!), doing awesome in homeschool (reading like a champ!), and growing in wisdom and in stature in the Lord just as we pray for everyday.  He continues to be the best big brother he could possibly be. Ezra is growing up so much that I can't even take it.  He is the most hilarious little thing, cracking us all up on the daily, and equally as sweet.  He's going through a shy phase and today for the first time, I saw his face turn red!  It was so sweet and cute - my baby! He wants to do everything his big brother does and has such an enthusiasm for life! I'm so proud of my boys.

Husby is doing great in his fellowship and we can hardly believe half of the year is up in our time up north.  He's right in the middle of tons of sporting events he's covering, so his weekends are pretty filled up with that right now.  I am eager for spring to hit so his schedule will die down and we can go on all the adventures we have planned!  Come on Husby, don't you know we moved here to explore!? ;) We are so close to so many exciting places that I want to do and see it all.  Fellowship has been exponentially better/easier than residency concerning the workload and time we get to see him.  It's been so nice, and I feel like for the first time in the kids' lives, we finally have a routine - Daddy is home at the same time every night through the week.  Seems like such a little thing, but you guys - it's huge.

The snow has officially arrived.  We've had over 37 inches so far, and in the next couple days we are expected to get 16-20 inches.  I'm LOVING the snow, but the cold hurts.  It's 16 here today and the wind has been blowing like I've never experienced (aside from tornadic conditions in OK.). :)  But to me, if it's going to be cold, we better have snow.  And snow we are having! :)

I didn't make any resolutions this year, per say ... but I did claim a verse to encompass my year.  It's short and sweet, plain and simple, but oh it says so much.

"He must become greater; I must become less."
John 3:30

Moving away from home, going out and exploring the world, stretching myself out of my comfort zone, and having experiences I otherwise would never have, I have really come to realize just how little this life is about me.  It's not, actually.  At all.  It's about Him.  And in America in 2015, that gets blurred much more often than it should.

In my life, in my speech, in my hobbies, in my health, in my marriage, in my parenting, in my friendships, in my relationships, in my writing, in my thinking, in my day to day and in my adventures --- Him.

More of Him.

Welcome to 2015, my friends!

I am a modern day homemaker with a passion for family, cooking, celebrating, decorating, travel, and memory making! The Lord has blessed me with the desires of my heart in my husband and our two sons. We recently built our dream home and cultivating a loving and happy haven for my family is where I find so much joy.


  1. I love your verse. I wish the same thing for my life this year! :) Happy 2015 to your sweet family!!

  2. I was just thinking the other day about how I missed the old blogging days where we had this fun, little community. It's still fun to keep up on IG, but I need details people! Haha! I can't believe you all are half way through fellowship!

  3. I love reading about all of your adventures up North. It does seem crazy that you are halfway through your year up there, because that means that time is just flying by! I swear I was just reading about your move last week. We haven't had any snow yet this year, but it is crazy cold today. Brrrrrrr!


  4. Please please do a post with your mom's xmas house! I look forward to it every year!

  5. Whenever you have time to post, I enjoy catching up with your sweet family!


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