Lent officially ended on Easter Sunday (April 1st), but I wanted to wait a little bit to reflect on the whole experience. Was I Successful? I’m glad to report that I was successful with my goal. The only Netflix I watched was Elizabeth’s “Octonauts”, and usually I was doing something else. I wasn’t willing… Read More Lenten Practice Recap
Happy April! Last year we celebrated Easter in North Carolina where E and I were able to wear our spring dresses without being cold. This year we had a chance of freezing rain in Missouri on Easter morning and this past Sunday it snowed! In the spirit of being behind the curve when it comes… Read More Visitors and Easter
In line with my 2018 goals of reading more books and my Lenten goal of not watching Netflix, I am happy to report that for the first time since Elizabeth was born (almost two years!), I have read four books in one month. To be completely honest, I’m not certain that I’ve read more than… Read More March Reads
Happy Birthday Sweet Elizabeth Jean! I cannot believe that you are two years old today! Time has moved so quickly, and so much has happened in your short two years of life. There’s no way to even write it all down without this turning into a short novel. I think it’s appropriate that you were… Read More Elizabeth Jean: Two Years Old!!
Well, this week has started off a little crazier than expected! After ten days with my in-laws (who were more than happy to hold a baby and keep a toddler entertained), I had kind of forgotten what it was like to be on my own with the three kids. I know this is our new… Read More Blessings Amid the Chaos
Look at me, posting my recap and goals early! I’m pretty pleased with my March goals: Walk 20-25 minutes 5x/week. No. I think I only took 2 total, which is not even close. Read 1 book. YES! I actually read four!! Attend church 1x before Easter Sunday. No. We are really bad at getting… Read More April Goals
When Don and I were newlyweds, we visited the Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis (which back then was called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial – the name was changed February of this year). It was summer so we walked around the arch and ventured inside to see the exhibits. However, the tram ride… Read More Gateway Arch National Monument
I know everyone is always so surprised how quickly time passes, but I am seriously shocked that the boys are already a month old! Don and I both agreed this past weekend that it is seems so much easier than Elizabeth’s first month. Granted, my dad was here for the first 5 days, and Don… Read More Twins: One Month!
A few summers ago, my dad rode his bike across the USA from Virginia to Oregon. You can read his blog here, or check out the article my cousin wrote about him for the Green Bay Press Gazette. During their ride through Missouri, the group had a rest day and went to check out some… Read More Ozarks National Scenic Riverway
Hi, I’m Katie and I have (had?) a Netflix addiction Ok, maybe not a full on addiction, but I was watching way too much Netflix during the day. I would almost always have it playing in the background on my laptop when I was playing with E. When she went to daycare, I turned… Read More Lenten Practice