One Year in Our New House (+ 8 Things I’ve Learned as a New Homeowner)

As of last Sunday, we have been living in our new house for a whole year. While on the one hand that seems so crazy, we have felt so welcomed here and so much like this is where we’re supposed to be that it doesn’t seem really that surprising at all. (I do wonder, though, …

Mathias David’s Birth Story

Here’s a post I definitely didn’t think I’d be typing up this soon! I’m still a bit in shock that our sweet Mathias joined our family a full three weeks before his due date, but I’m not complaining about the extra time to snuggle him on the outside AND the fact that I don’t have …

(Probably) My Last Pregnancy Update + Maternity Shoot Pics

The feeling of time this pregnancy has been all over the place–I felt like the first 20 weeks could not have flown by any faster (and could scarcely believe we were already at our 20-week gender reveal and anatomy ultrasound), only to have the next 3 months of the pregnancy drag on for what felt …

3-Ingredient Pesto Ranch Chicken

Cooking for a Crowd: 3-Ingredient Pesto Ranch Chicken {Slow Cooker}

Something I learned quickly upon marrying into my husband’s family was that my in-laws have the concept of an impromptu party DOWN. Not ones to usually plan too far ahead, it is often the case where once one son and his family show up (my in-laws had five boys and no daughters), before you know …

A Babymoon of Sorts + Changed Church Responsibilities {May in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (sometimes not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter every day since she was born, and this is a GREAT place for me to …

Final Grade on Self-Assigned Reading

Final Grade on Summer Term Assigned Reading (+ Thoughts on the Past Year of Self-Assigned Reading)

Last Friday marked the end of the school year around these parts–the yellow buses shuttled kids home for the last time, my Instagram feed filled up with posts comparing 1st day/last day school shots from proud parents, and I reached my self-imposed deadline for my own “academic year.” If you’re just tuning in, at the …