2 Year Anniversary!!

Josh and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary yippie! Although we’ve only been married for 2 years I can’t remember what life was like without him. Getting married when you already have a 1 year old daughter makes it a little bit different than other people who are getting married. We didn’t have much of a honeymoon phase because we were already full time parents but our lives together have always been exactly how we would want it.

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How I manage my many jobs!

Being pregnant, raising and teaching a preschooler, being a good wife, working part time from home and managing a household is EXHAUSTING! I will never say my job is easy but it’s the best job in the whole world! I wear many different hats and the best way I make sure everyone is happy and that I get everything done is by being organized. I’m naturally a very organized person and when you are a mom being organized makes things go a lot smoother! I also ask for God’s grace whenever I am feeling overwhelmed and I just focus on the important things.

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Where did my 24 hours go??

I know for a fact I am not alone when I ask this question! 24 hours seems like so much time but it feels like some days it goes by in an instant and then its 9pm at night and I’m trying to figure out what in the world I accomplished that day. There are days I feel on top of the world and get a whole bunch done but that for sure doesn’t happen all the time. I work part-time at home and between that, the house stuff, being a wife, being a mother and trying to get a little bit of time for myself to work on projects I am busy a lot! I know I could be busier so I treasure the relaxing time I do get. Like right now I am in bed cuddling Avery while I write this blog and it’s so nice! I also think it’s a little bit of my fault that I’m so busy because I hate sitting down and doing nothing so I always have the next thing I want to do or a project I want to start in my head. I have actually been working on taking a little bit of time for myself everyday and either doing a podcast devotion, watching a show, or doodling floor plans for fun haha. This gives me energy to accomplish more in the day. I sometimes can get myself stressed out in my head just by thinking about all I need to do and fixing that is a work in progress. I guess it’s hard for me to see that my daily stuff (working out, 3 meals for everyone, tidying up, school with Avery, practicing ballet with Avery, going for a walk, working from home, laundry, and spending quality time with Josh and Avery) will take up most of my day and if I don’t have time to get other things done in a day that’s okay. I make a daily list and I used to get stressed out if I didn’t accomplish it all by the end of the day but now whatever doesn’t get finished I just move to the next day. That’s an exciting overcome for me haha. It’s easy for me to sometimes feel like at the end of the day I didn’t do enough as a wife and mother but then I remember that Avery and Josh both feel loved and cared for and it’s just in my head that I didn’t do enough for them. Being a mom and being a wife is who I am. I am beyond thankful that I get to be a wife and a mother every day and the love I get back from them is so rewarding! So even though I wish I could function off of less sleep or have the days be longer I am grateful for every second that I have. Being God’s daughter, Josh’s wife, and Avery’s mother come first over everything else and whatever else I have time to accomplish in my 24 hours will ┬ájust be a bonus. Here’s to a relaxing Saturday, hope you liked reading this blog!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! It is a little weird to no longer be writing 2016. It always takes me a good month to get used to it haha. Of course last night I was reflecting on our year as everyone does and I saw a lot of favor from God in our lives in 2016. He taught us patience, how to really lean on him and how ultimately he is in control and will work everything together for good. (Romans 8:28 will always be my favorite scripture) I thought it would be fun to share with all of you my top 16 moments and top 16 photos from 2016! So here we go! Continue reading