Obviously, this isn’t my normal Wednesday bumpdate but I just can’t seem to get back to reality after our babymoon {which I will recap on Friday}. Last night, I fell asleep at 8:30pm and woke up this morning and realized I had forgotten about my post.

I think part of it is pregnancy brain and part of it is wishing I was still enjoying that view! Either way, my 23 week bumpdate will be up tomorrow and don’t forget to come back on Friday to hear all about our babymoon!

I’m still alive! 

Wow! I can’t believe it’s the end of August. I never intended to take the majority of the summer off from blogging and I certainly never intended to take so long to share our kitchen reno but life happens sometimes. 

We went straight from the kitchen to successfully raising almost $14,000 in two months for our trip to Rwanda (mind blown!). We are 100% funded for our trip which is a good thing considering Cory leaves on Monday!

Exhaustion would be an understatement especially considering the mile long list we’ve still got left to do over the next few days. THEN I can focus on getting myself ready.

I had really, really hoped to have the kitchen at some sort of good stopping place {like at least having the hardware on the cabinets} to do a reveal before our trip but that just doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen. After Cory leaves, I should have a few days downtime and I will work on getting some pictures of how it looks, right this second, unfinished and all.

I’m also gonna try my hardest to get some pictures of the projects I do have finished. If all goes as planned, those will be rolling out while I’m out of the country. But to be honest, I’ve gotten out of the habit of blogging. Here’s to hoping for less busy days in the future! 

As if preparing for Rwanda isn’t exciting enough, my best friend Jessica welcomed a precious baby boy into this world early Tuesday morning.

I’m so thankful she lets me be a part of those big moments and I got to meet sweet little Grady along with her family.  


Just look at that smile! Never would have guessed it was 3:30am, would you? Don’t worry though. This was her moments before while waiting on his arrival. 

She’s a champ! 

So other than packing plastic totes full of supplies and loving on sweet babies, we are just here gearing up for Rwanda. Hopefully, I’ll be back on track {or at least a schedule} soon! 

One of Those Weeks


Happy Friday, friends. Do you ever have one of those weeks where NOTHING goes the way you anticipated? Yeah, that’s been my week. Since we’ve been staying at my parents house while our floors are being refinished, my whole schedule has been off. It’s hard living in someone else’s house! Not that I’m complaining, just explaining where my mind has been this week.

Par to the course, the internet was acting funky last night and I’ve been having a heck of a time with the WordPress app. Anyone else use it? It’s pretty much the worst ever and I need some suggestions as to how to blog on my phone.

I really wanted to share the progress on our house today but it just wasn’t coming together so I called it a night and went to bed. Maybe I’ll share it tomorrow? I’ve never posted before on Saturday but if not, I promise to share it next week!

This year, I am extra thankful for the resurrection of Christ after my scary, close call. We live because Jesus died and rose again. I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend celebrating the Risen King!

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! While I hope Santa was good to you and yours, I hope you all remember the true reasons we celebrate Christmas.

As you go through your day, take time with your families to reflect on the gift that God sent us at Christmas, His Son who was born to be a sacrifice and a savior. Christmas is more than the presents, the food, or even the family time. The victory over death and sin was won at Christmas in a manger in Bethlehem, when true peace on earth was born to us.

So I urge you all to take a moment to remember this during this busy season, and enjoy your families! Merry Christmas!