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This weekend, like most, was done before I knew it even started. My birthday was Sunday, but we began our celebration festivities Friday night with tacos from Torchy’s Tacos ::

Saturday morning was a laid back but productive. I managed to get some cleaning done, laundry put away and relaxing with the girls while Jonathan and Joseph slept in.

Around 11, things took a turn for the crazy, when we discovered that Hannah ate an entire bottle of children’s chewable vitamins. Like, rushing to the ER crazy. {I have a whole post about it for you tomorrow.}  But despite all the drama from the morning and afternoon, we went ahead with my birthday dinner party {which, thankfully, was only a mile from our house since I was slightly paranoid to leave Hannah}. It ended up being a good way to close out a rather emotional day.

Sunday was my actual birthday. We woke up early and headed downtown so I could run in the Capital 10K race with my friend, Adriane.

It was a really fun race, but I was surprised at how packed it was. Since it’s a “fun run” there were a lot more casual walkers than I expected, which was challenging for the first 2-3 miles as we weaved around the crowds. I initially wanted to finish in under an hour, but with all the masses came in at just over an hour {1:03:17}. Given the 20K+ people participating, and being stuck right in the middle of the crowd, we still made really great time.

Thanks to the back of my shirt, I got quite a very “happy birthday!”s while running. 🙂

The weekend ended quietly, spending time with good friends and our missional community.

How was your weekend?

My sweet baby girl turns four years old today.


My, my, where has the time gone? I cannot begin to wrap my mama mind around this fact. In the last year, Julia has become such a big little girl and has shed so many of the baby things she use to do. It’s all very bitter sweet. She started preschool, learned to swim, learned to write her name {along with her ABC’s}, started “reading” sight words and became a big sister a second time.

Dear sweet Julia Mabel,

I can’t begin to tell you what a joy you are in my life. Not to mention just how helpful you are around the house! Your infectious laughter, your desire to care for Hannah and Joseph and your never ending love for learning are just a few things that I love about you. In this last year, you’ve started asking more and more questions about the world around you. Honestly, sometimes it gets a little overwhelming for your mama, but I am so happy to be the person you trust to ask and learn from. Some of the best “Q & A” times are when you start asking about Jesus. Who He is, what He has done and how it applies to you. Each time I can see in your eyes how God is using these moments to reveal Himself to you. Then there are the songs you’ve learned at school that you are constantly singing and teaching to Hannah. My personal favorite has been your rendition of “Frosty the Snowman” which goes like this “Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul, he was made of snow on the hills of woe…”

You are a beautiful and sweet girl. It is my constant prayer that God uses you in powerful ways. That you allow not only your strengths, but your weaknesses, to be a testimony of how great your God is. Even at the age of four, I know that you will be a woman that brings this world light, just as you have done for our family.

I love you,


Folks, I’m turning 29 today. It’s the closing year of my fabulous 20’s. It’s been a grand journey and I’m looking forward to finishing the decade off with a bang.

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Today I’ll be celebrating with a pancake breakfast, my favorite birthday dinner {poppy seed chicken}, spending gobbles of time with my wonderful family, enjoying a free dinner at Applebee’s and getting my much needed haircut.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday.

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