10 Things I’ve Learned During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Here are some things I've learned about myself, my baby, pregnancy, and life in general. I'm 15 weeks along now, which means I've had 3 doctor's appointments, 1 ultrasound (not including the 2 secret ultrasounds I've been able to have at work), lots of blood-work, and LOTS of gas. 15 long weeks with many hours…

Oh, the Humanity! 

I'm sitting here in our new kitchen at our new house, it's raining outside, the dog is quietly laying on the rug at my feet; I have a cup of french press coffee next to me and I feel happy.  Saturday mornings are truly my favorite part of the week.  I am indeed a morning…

We Bought A House!

Hello blog! I'm sorry I've neglected you lately! I've been itching to write a new post about our house but I didn't want to do it until I had some pretty pictures to show you. So yes, we bought a house!  We have been renting the last 5 years since we got married, and not…

Me, Myself, and My Tattoo

Most of you know, but some probably aren't aware that I am a tattooed hooligan.  I got my very first tattoo back in August.  I had been saving up for a while, mostly birthday and Christmas money (thanks mom and dad!), and I had finally saved enough to pay for it.  For 5 years I…

Bumper Sticker Goals

I really like when people put bumper stickers on their cars to showcase their accomplishments. If I had run a half marathon or marathon I would totally put up a sticker to brag about it. This will never be the case, though, because I'm not a runner or athletic in any way, shape, or form.…

Robots and Wine 

Man, sometimes it feels so good to drink some wine and be a person. We take on so many roles; mother, father, employee, boss, student, daughter, wife.  We get caught up in the expectations of it all, and sometimes it takes a glass or two of wine to remember that we're a person with feelings…

Doubt, Change, and Hope

It's funny how God works.  Sometimes I think He must really get a kick out of watching us flounder around trying to figure things out when He knows exactly how everything will play out. For example, today I had a bomb dropped on me. Just when I thought life couldn't get any more tumultuous or uncertain,…