My dear Audrey Lynn, I first want you to know you are beautiful. Absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful. You can see so much personality starting to shine through those soulful eyes of yours. Watching you grow right before my eyes is always such a joy. Your cheeks grow rounder, your dimples grow deeper, my heart grows bigger. … Continue reading Letters to my Little Girl // Month Five
And just like that you’re a toddler. I’m a little sad that the baby stage is the shortest stage, but I’m always looking forward to watching you grow into everything that you are. After your first birthday it didn’t take long for you to be toddling around everywhere. We spent Christmas Break unbelievably sick but … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month 18
Here we are, a year from when you entered the world. Somehow right in front of my very eyes you've more than tripled in size and made it through so many milestones. You make this mama heart of mine swell when you show what you know, or when you crack a smile when your eyes … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month 12
Oh Elias, Here we are again, that must mean time has passed us by. With each day you teach me something new and give me such a sincere understanding that what we do as your mommy and daddy always matters. So much has seemed to change since your last letter. We have had such a … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month Eight
Somehow time continues to fly, you're a half year old! I'm certainly not ready for the next six months to be gone in a blink but it's apparent that I don't have control over that. Every day you fascinate me. When you look up at me with those bright blue eyes full of wonder and … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month Six
My sweet boy, I'm amazed at the growth I get to see in you each day. The little changes in your personality and your round cheeks expanding. You're starting to make huge strides in your development. I am starting to see those wheels turning in your head. You're starting to make sense of the world … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month Four
Wow, did I blink? Suddenly you're not my little eight and a half pound baby anymore. Time has never gone by so fast. Before I know it you'll be outside with daddy and the animals all the time having the best time. It's okay that mommy is your favorite now because we all know you're … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month Three
It is such a strange feeling hitting the two month mark. It feels as though we brought you home just days ago but I have very quickly forgotten what life was like before you arrived. Being home with you has been so much fun. We haven't been apart for very long at a time. You've … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month Two
There are so many things they don't tell you about the weeks following your little one's arrival. You'll hear everyone's labor story and the classic advice "get your sleep while you can." But it seems that no one talks about that adjustment period once you've brought your little one home. Maybe most people block out … Continue reading To The New Mama
My sweet boy, It is always going to be a hard realization when I reflect back on our time together and see just how quickly time passes. I'm looking down at your sweet face as you sleep on my chest and wishing I could pause time. Instead I will savor this moment, feel each tiny … Continue reading Letters to my Little One // Month One
On December 21, 2018 we welcomed to the world our greatest joy. Even though this birth didn't go as expected, I still held great pride in what my body was able to do to grow this precious life. Before making any decisions on how I wanted to handle labor I felt that it was very … Continue reading Elias /noun/: Jehovah is God
December has finally arrived. The month I have been looking forward to since the day I found out I was pregnant. We are at week 39 and could not be more excited to welcome our little boy into the world any day now. Back in March there was so much anticipation for our goats to … Continue reading The Final Countdown // Pregnancy Recap
There are several things that I hope to accomplish in life, and a very specific and unconventional way I hope my every day life will look like. For this, I am labeled a dreamer. Every one has heard the phrase "If your dreams don't scare you they aren't big enough." I have fully experienced the … Continue reading Fearful Pursuit
The happiest season has finally arrived! Not just the holiday season, but this season of life. There's always a rainbow after rain. A season ending in sorrow has made way for light to shine through. Filling this time with joy, laughter, revelation, an abundance of love and so much more.
In honor of wedding season coming to an end I thought I would share something very dear to my heart. On June 3, 2016 Lucas and I had the opportunity to savor God's love for us by entering into a covenant relationship that echoes Jesus' steadfast love for his bride.
There is a very clear stigma associated with millennials. Just for a moment, forget the stereotypical shallow, self-centered, lazy versions of millennials you read about and take a look at my life.
We are always excited to come up with creative ideas to inspire and create. We have recently expanded our homestead to share a piece of our farm with others. This week we launched our business! Introducing: We are so excited about Wild Pasture Company and the opportunity to share our excitement and commitment to raising … Continue reading Joining the Local Food Movement
I thought raising pigs would be easy when I thought it just entailed making sure they are fed, secure, and happy... Some days that is all it takes... maybe on the hot days spray them down with a hose... But, in light of recent events, we learn that it's not always pig pies and flies … Continue reading The Chronicles of Pig Farming: PT 1
I've been having a hard time trying to articulate the past couple weeks. Life has been full, and truthfully quite draining. I have been anticipating a day of rest and the ability to organize my thoughts here. Allow me to catch you up on what's been happening... Just after our anniversary I began working on … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
So we're new around here. New to blogging and new to farming. So far we have established we have no idea what we are doing and we want to document the good, the bad, and the ugly and share it with the world. How did we even get here?! I would have never imagined life … Continue reading The Why
There are so many things to be celebrating in our lives right now. Just last month I graduated college with an Associates in Business Administration, we celebrated Luke's birthday, we moved into our home, and we started growing our homestead... from two dogs... to 2 dogs, 3 pigs, 39 chickens, and 2 rabbits. That is … Continue reading Something to Celebrate
The past few months have been an absolute whirlwind. The last weekend of February we were able to put an offer on what we will call a "cute-from-the-outside farmhouse." We looked at this house and could see great potential in it. We made an offer significantly lower than the list price and they accepted … Continue reading Farmhouse Makeover
"A pot filled with happiness, suspense and a million things to explore. Strongly flavored with dreams and a tablespoon of luck to complement those dreams. Add to taste love and care. Garnished with thoughts and ideas. Served hot, alongside surprises."
My sweet Audrey, I think I’ll always be reminding you that you were brought into this world in the middle of a pandemic. I wouldn’t have wished for your first ten months to look and feel this chaotic but it’s brought some special moments and opportunities to us too. Somehow I’ve continued to work around … Continue reading Letters to my little girl // Month 10
My sweet Audrey Lynn. It feels like we were just anticipating your arrival and now you’ve already been here for two months! You’re growing like a weed, you are so healthy and strong! From your very first day coming home, I’ve learned a lot more about the “protector” side of motherhood. You can’t tell from … Continue reading Letters to my Little Girl // Month Two
I never would have anticipated any of this as I haphazardly looked down at that pregnancy test I took back in January. Little did we know our second sweet baby would begin forming right before a world-wide pandemic. It’s felt like a bit of a whirlwind. Some weeks crept by, yet I sit here and … Continue reading Pandemic Pregnancy