Happy birthday, to the worlds best mom


Okay, so I might be a little biased by saying “the worlds best” but quite honestly.. I think the world of her!

You want to know who was one of the first people to know that Shane and I were pregnant with our three littles? My Mom

You want to know who I asked to be in my delivery room, each and every time? My mom

You want to know who was there the day Rochelle took her last breath in the hospital? My mom

You see an underlying theme right? My mom has got to the be the best friend, parent, grandparent, and more that you could ever ask for.  She supports my goals, hopes, and dreams, and she always keeps me grounded.  It’s so nice to know that not a day has gone by in the last 28 years, that she hasn’t done everything she could for me, and for that, I will be forever grateful.

Happy BIRTHday mom!! I love you SO SO much!! (we will be celebrating tonight for dinner, can’t wait!!)


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And here we are.. 6 years later!


Wow, I can’t believe we have been married for 6 years already and together for almost 12! We have literally grown up together, and I am so glad that we have made it this far.  Seriously, time has really flown by.

I can’t believe we survived me going to nursing school, and then getting pregnant in nursing school (twice..) and then having to lean more on God than ever when yet another one of children were diagnosed with a terminal illness. 90% of couples who have lost a child, end up in a divorce.  While that is not our case (and hopefully never will be), it has not always come easy to us.  We both have had to put the work, dedication, time, and love in each other that each of us deserved to make this marriage flourish and even at times thrive.

All I know is that we made sacred vows to each other, and we will be there for each other for richer or poorer and in sickness and health.

LOVE you babe! Happy Anniversary!! ❤



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How Lush!


For my birthday, my best friend bought me some fresh handmade cosmetics and I couldn’t wait to share them with the world! Lush cosmetics is a great line for women who are looking to stay all natural in their products, and know that what they are using on their body is good for them and the environment.

Each product is handmade and made right there in the back of their stores.

The gift box Krystle got me was compiled up of six products.  All the products are made to be used during the bath/shower and they smell amazing!  I have used a couple of them already and they literally leave your skin feeling so soft and so smooth! I can’t wait to especially use the facial moisturizer, because my skin is constantly dry!

The boxing is amazing and chic, and it list all the ingredients of each product, in the box.

If you are looking for a all natural approach to your skin and the make-up you use, this product is definitely for you!

Here is the link to their shop:

Lush cosmetics

Happy Friday!



I’m linking up with Karli, who blogs over at September Farm, so head on over to her blog to join the link up party!

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Wow, am I really 28?


It’s crazy to think that another year has passed.. yet I feel like so much changed (for me as a person and as a family), that I haven’t really just sat down and just looked at this past year as a whole.

Last year my goal was to lose 27 pounds by my birthday, and let’s just say.. that motivation  has gotten thrown out the window! I don’t know where it’s at… but I need it to come back, stat! I literally can see myself being put last, because I am taking care of 3 kids.. 3 and under, and I know that this is temporary, until baby girl gets bigger, then I can spend more time on myself.  I AM definitely going to do something though, because I am tired of always being tired!!

While I was going to write a list of 28 ways that I have helped others this past year, I figured I will write a list of 28 ways I would like to help others this coming year.  I am all about believing and being obedient to God and trying to follow the right path that He is taking me on.

  1. I would like to donate my time to more organizations to help others, and not just money.
  2. I would like to join my sister in law in guiding the youth of our community to follow the path God is taking them on, and knowing how and when to handle difficult situations that may arise in your personal life.
  3. I would like to talk to more moms who have lost children, and guide them to lean toward their faith, even they don’t understand “why”.
  4. I would like to hopefully adopt a child and expand our family with my husband through faith and the actions of the good Lord.
  5. I would like to practice and work on my patience. I would like to learn better techniques to use in my day to day life.
  6. I would like to work more hands on work with the Trisomy 13 and 18 organizations.
  7. I would like to join the Christmas ornament decorations again with Brielle this year (and of course Shane) and really see the growth and beauty of both Brielle,  but in our grieving process.
  8. I would like to grow my blog, and in return, help others grow their blog as well!
  9. I would like to read the entire Bible.. even though every time I try to read at night, it puts me to sleep.
  10. I would like to donate another foot of my hair by my next birthday to an amazing child in need!
  11. I would like to capture all the major milestones of our foster/adoption journey on all the blog, so both myself and the kids have something to look back on, years from now.
  12. I  would like to visit at least one family member that I don’t often see, every month!
  13. I would like to kick my food addiction in the butt and live a healthier lifestyle!!
  14. I would like be consistent in my tithes and offerings at church, starting this month!
  15. I would like to just do something fun and spontaneous every now and again..  I mean the kids are only young once, right?
  16. I would like to devour in my photography, and give a couple people some free photo shoots, before I start to charge.
  17. I would like to be able to grow my relationship with my foster childrens’ parents.  It is really important to me that they get to know me and my heart, and I do the same.
  18. I will go out and enjoy the stillness of nature more, and embrace living out in the country!
  19. I will be more intentional with nurturing the friendships that mean the most to me!
  20. I will try to go to the dentist every 6 months.. it’s such a hassle! But I know the importance…
  21. I will try to cherish all the moments I will be spending on the highway, and try to remember to say a prayer before I leave every week for these family visits!
  22. I would love to go spend a day in the NICU and just love on those precious babies that don’t have family members.
  23. I would like to have a closer relationship with my brother.  And will make more of an effort to make that happen! Brother/Sister trip in the future? Hopefully!!
  24. I will enjoy more time doing things my husband loves the most. Even if that means fishing all night.. while catching no fish at all. 😉
  25. I will spend more time teaching my animals new tricks.  They are SO smart, and yet.. going from a family of 3, to 5 in the last 2 months.. poor animals have been kind of pushed to the back burner!
  26. I will try to get better at flossing. Why can I remember to brush my teeth twice a day, but never find time to floss? Ugh!
  27. I want to start jogging again!
  28. I want to attend a lot of events that my family participates in.. whether that’s a football game, any sporting event, or just supporting the small accomplishments.

Cheers to being 28, and here’s to hopefully the next 28!

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