Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My God Knows.

It never ceases to amaze me how My God always knows what is going on in my heart and mind. He sends the scripture I need to read and puts the songs of praise on my lips when I need it most! How awesome is it to know that we have a heavenly Father who knows your inner most thoughts, wishes & desires?! He works in mysterious ways that is for sure, but how thankful I am to Him and for Him in the way He loves, supports, provides, and is attentive to His children! With that being said, I was feeling down this morning and I open my devotional for the day to read these words...

Self-pity is a slimy, bottomless pit. Once you fall in, you tend to go deeper and deeper into the mire. As you slide down those slippery walls, you are well on your way to depression, and the darkness is profound.
Your only hope is to look up and see the Light of My presence shining down on you.Though the Light looks dim from your perspective, deepen the pit, those rays of hope can reach you at any depth.
While you focus on Me in trust, you rise ever so slowly out of the abyss of despair. Finally, you can reach up and grasp My hand. I will pull you out into the Light again. I will gently cleanse you, washing off the clinging mire. I will cover you with My righteousness and walk with you down the path of Life.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. 
Psalm 40:2-3 NIV

Why, my soul, are you downcast? why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. 
Psalm 42:5 NIV

The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Psalm 147:11 NIV

So today I may feel broken and sad, but I know that My God meets me right where I am. He loves me with such Grace, I know He is with me wherever I go and will guide me out of the darkness. I don't know if you are struggling with anything right now, but I pray these words and scripture may brighten your day!
blessings to you my friends!! 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Moving as often as we have I am used to having to say "see ya later" to many people, friends and family. I go through my spurts of missing home home which is Minnesota for me, but lately the last few weeks I have been so overly homesick. And with money as tight as it is right now (we barely have enough left each week to buy groceries) I don't see it being possible to visit home anytime soon. This makes my heart so sad... I want Kylie to meet SO many people in MN. My heart will always be with my family in MN, and there are people there that I know would love to meet our Kylie Joy. Maybe me being so homesick is hitting me hard now because Kylie is getting so big (she'll be 7 months tomorrow!!) she is learning so many new things and I wish my family could experience all these firsts with us. I know God has placed us in NH for a reason and being close to JC's family is wonderful & I'm so thankful for my SIL Cassie and that we are as close as we are... but nothing beats being home! 
My world.
I haven't seen 3 of my nephews & my oldest brother Brian in close to 2 years... wow! How I long to see these faces and hug those not so little boys and see them meet their cousin for the first time in person! I know this will happen sometime, I only wish it could be sooner rather than later! 
So as of now I just look forward to that day and try and focus on the positives in my life. I am so thankful for JC's Dad and him welcoming us with open arms into his home, and for this beautiful place (Pilgrim Pines) that we call home now. My God is faithful and continues to provide for us week by week and for that we are thankful and find comfort in knowing that we have a God that loves us so much and provides for us! Here are a few pics of the sweet little babe for you! Blessings on your week friends!


My mornings; hanging with my peanut and reading her
my devo for the day & scripture.

LOVE this face! 

4th of July! 

Family walk around the lake!

Introduced Kylie to her big sister Maggie Grace the other day! 

Mommy needs cuddles too! 

Daddy kisses! 

Getting ready to crawl any day now! 

Seriously, such a beautiful place to run! 

All clean! 

"Does this diaper make my butt look big?" Couldn't pass on
this tank top! 

Fun with my peanut! She's getting good at taking selfies with me
and loves holding mommy's phone! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Hello July! We meet again... I'm excited for what you have in store for us this year! Laying in bed the other morning I was thinking about July 8th two years ago... we celebrated Maggie Grace's 6 month Heaven birthday. We have pictures hung on the wall from that day & I was thinking how crazy it is that she would be 2 1/2 this July! My how life has changed since July 8th 2012, and this is the first July 8th we will face with a precious baby in our arms. We can't forget to celebrate our second baby either (don't know if I've shared that we decided to name that baby Tristan David, because we both felt that it was a boy) Tristan will be celebrating 1 1/2 years in heaven... I sure do love those babies and think of them often!
Ok, that's enough of me reflecting! I'm excited for this month for a few reasons...

1.} Watch Kylie try new foods
2.} Watch Kylie try and figure out how to crawl
3.} Help lead VBS at church
4.} Learning new things at work (did I mention I'm working back at Walgreens and love it so far?)
5.} Celebrating the 4th of July with family & friends
6.}Taking Kylie to the beach for the first time
7.} Spending this Friday, Saturday & Sunday with my little family!
8.}Getting back to running (I had to stop because I pulled a muscle pretty bad)
9.}Trying new recipes
10.} Enjoying life right where I am now!

11.} Celebrating 4 years of marriage to my love, best friend, amazing husband!!

Here are some cute pics of the baby & of life lately! Enjoy & Blessings on your week my friends!!

Happy Girl! 

Love my little fam!

Never fails, she always passes out during our walks/runs!

Pulling on Grandpa's beard! 

Apparently she's not a big fan of peas...

How is our little love already 6 months old?!

I may be partial... but I think she is pretty beautiful! 


Getting good at taking pics with mommy!


Family of three! What we have been dreaming about for so long!

First Father's Day with a baby to hold... pretty special! 

Not a fan of socks

Daddy loves! 

Kylie's Father's Day gift to her daddy

Wearing mommy's baby shoes to church!