Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Moving to a New Blog

My time in the space has come to an end. I haven't been blogging here much lately because life has been a little crazy with the out-of-state move...and of course caring for a mobile 8 month old always makes things interesting!!!


You can now find me at: Healthful Priorities where I will continue, and hopefully much more frequently be blogging about more of the same.



Thanks for following me! I hope to see you over at my new space :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

We're Moving to North Dakota


For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you saw this pictures a few days ago...

I actually very distinctly remember when we were at my husbands family farm in August 2011 feeling that God wanted me to remain open to the possibility that I would someday live in North Dakota. In fact, I was so sure God spoke to my heart that I even told my husband "I'm not saying no never. I'm just saying no right now" in regards to moving...

Over the past year and a half I have halfheartedly continued to repeat this sentiment hoping that I would never be in a position where I actually would have to say yes, or no. Then about a month ago, Jared went out with some friends and they began to talk about a project that their company was working on that was kind of "hush-hush" and it turned out that they were looking to hire someone to live and work in a town 45 minutes away from where Jared grew up...the job sounded promising, and offered a lot of perks so Jared asked who he should contact to get more information about this position. One thing lead to another, and he had a couple meetings and interviews...and even though they weren't looking to hire someone outside of the company Jared ended up with a job offer.

I can't go into too many details right now...but Jared and I both believe that this was all God's doing. We agreed that unless the offer was absolutely perfect that we would say no...and the company Jared is going to be working for is offering us more than we could have ever imagined. We couldn't say no. I couldn't say no...after all, this move means I can be a stay-at-home mom and to be honest, I would do ANYTHING and go anywhere to be able to be with Elias all day long.

So, we're moving. Jared needs to be out there by May 6th. I'm not sure when Elias and I will follow. I have to give my notice at work and we have to finish up a few things around our house before we put it on the market. There is also some training I want to do to become a doula so that my sister-in-law and I can team up to help develop the birthing community in the town we are moving to. I also have some family things coming up at I want to be around for...so I will probably be traveling back-and-forth a lot this summer.

If I let myself think too much about leaving my family, I emotionally breakdown...but if I think about the perks of my husbands job, being with Elias all day, and the opportunity I am going to have to explore my passions regarding birth/birth education I get excited.

So...I hope to blog a little more often about the big changes that we are going through and how I am feeling. When Jared's job becomes a little more public then I can talk in more details about why we couldn't turn down this opportunity.

It still doesn't feel completely real yet...but I'm sure it will soon enough.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Um, Hi!

I have a lot of drafted posts...but I just can't bring myself to finish and publish them.

We just hit the five month mark, and I couldn't be happier, or more in love!!!!

 Baptized at four months old

Easter

 Five months old


I seriously love being a mom. Every minute of it! I have always believed God put me on earth to care for others...and dream of the day that I can stay at home and care for my family full-time.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thinking About Baby #2

Call me crazy, but I started talking about wanting a second baby since Elias was only about five weeks old.

If my body didn't need more healing, my husband had a job, and of course if I was actually ovulating...I would probably be pregnant again.

A girl can dream, right?!















 Okay...to be honest, I didn't LOVE being pregnant...but I didn't hate it either. I'm just crazy about the end product!!!!!



















I am always asking Elias is he wants a baby brother or sister...so I guess only time will tell!

Friday, February 15, 2013

One Year Ago...

Exactly one year ago today I found out I was pregnant.

I still remember...
peeing on the stick
setting it aside
brushing my teeth
seeing the word "pregnant" pop up
yelling "Jared!"
shaking with excitement and disbelief
feeling I couldn't rinse my mouth out fast enough
so I could tell my husband he was going to be a Dad.

My greatest blessing.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013!

2012 was an incredible for a number of reasons, but mainly because this little man came into my life...

I am dumbfounded by how blessed I am and completely overwhelmed by the thought that God loves me more perfectly than I love my son...


It's hard to believe 2013 will be better, but I know that as long as I get to continue to be the mother of this beautiful, and amazing little boy that I can handle any challenge that comes my way.

Each year I typically like to set goals for myself. However, as I look ahead, it doesn't seem quite right to me to try to make plans, or chase after a bunch of wishes and self proclaimed intentions...instead I have decided to focus on prayers.


Right now my list focuses mostly on me, but I am hoping to continue adding more specific prayers about family members, friends, our country's leadership, etc. in the up coming days and throughout the entire year.

I'm not really sure if this will morph into a prayer journal, or not. Either way, I really want 2013 to be all about keeping an open mind about God's will for my life.

Hello 2013! 

I have a feeling you are going to be challenging, but good!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I'm Still Here!

I can't believe Elias is one month old!!!! 
It still feels a weird to say "My son..."
Jared just went back to work on Monday.
The last two days have been a huge adjustment for me!

I have so much I want to write about, but the little man doesn't like to be set down. Not even to sleep. I've tried wearing him, but he only likes it for a short time. I don't get very many non-baby minutes each day, but I'm hoping to get back to blogging soon.