Living A Life That's Pleasing To God

2.16.2017

I grew up in a home that taught respect, love and care for each other. We were taught to trust our intuition, stand up for ourselves, and never give up.

At my father's memorial we knew the preacher would share memories of our father, but we didn't know the details of the service. He shared scripture from 1 Thessalonians 4, and focused on the following verses, "Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."

Life Lately

2.01.2017

January has come and gone quickly, and there have been lots of tears and lots of joy. Check out what's been going on with work, family, and more.


Our Valentine's Day Tradition

1.27.2017

For someone that currently doesn't practice a lot of traditions in their home, I sure do love them. During the holidays I get overwhelmed with hearing all the traditions other families do, so overwhelmed that I don't do anything. The expectation to create picture perfect memories with your family can be overwhelming. However, when I look back on my childhood, traditions are some of my favorite memories. My memories are more vivid when I look back on a holiday where we had a tradition. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up on them! They don't have to be big and daunting.

Walt & Whitney | 12 Months

1.25.2017

ONE YEAR! My babies are officially a year old! I love them so much I could eat them up. This past year has been filled with MANY smiles and MANY tears.
  • The first few months were filled with extreme anxiety, sleepless nights (well I still have those), and trying to figure out how to raise three kiddos. I gave up breastfeeding after a week, spent lots of time in my hometown for extra help and went back to work after 3 months. I am EXTREMELY grateful for my mother and the rest of my family and friends for helping us. Our village was strong and still is.
  • When people say, "Oh my goodness, I want twins!". I look at them like they're crazy. I know that sounds mean, but this is NOT easy. It's the hardest thing I've ever done. It has put extreme pressure on every aspect of my life, but it has taught me, changed me, and molded me into a stronger person.
  • We had a very simple first birthday party with close family and friends. You'd think I would go all out, but I really didn't have the energy to plan it and I didn't care about going big. No invitations, no balloons, no elaborate decorations. I bought two simple cakes from HEB,  finger foods (meat, cheese, fruit, nuts) and had custom cookies made by ShortBread Baking Co. Not having to cook was a GAME CHANGER! I remember at Turner's first birthday running around like a mad woman trying to prep everything and cook, and I did not want to repeat that. The only thing that took time was making the pom pom garlands and a ONE sign, but making them was so much fun! 


Red River, New Mexico Travel Guide - Winter Edition

1.16.2017

My family took our first ski trip to Red River, New Mexico in early December and we loved it! We drove through the night from Austin and it took 12 hours. I highly recommend traveling at night if you have young kiddos.

Check out my full Winter travel guide to Red River below of where to stay, what to do and where to eat!

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Walt & Whitney's 1st Birthday Photo Shoot + Cake Smash

1.07.2017

Walt & Whitney will officially be turning ONE in one week - January, 14! It's hard not to want to capture every major moment of these babies lives because 1.) they are twins 2.) they are my last babies. Check out their 1st birthday photos below + details of the shoot.

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Christmas Decor Storage Tips

12.29.2016

My least favorite part of the year is here. Packing up Christmas decorations : ( . People wonder why I put up my tree in November, so the effort I took in putting it all up and taking it all down is worth it! Plus who doesn't like looking at twinkling lights?

Below I'm sharing how I pack up my holiday d├ęcor and make it an easier process!

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Photo by Brooke Taelor