Friday, January 10, 2014


52 project: "a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

jude: you are my cuddle bug. i could hold you all day and that still wouldn't be enough. i am soaking up these sweet moments.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

the nursery:

crib. dresser. rocking chair. ikea rugs (not available online). burlap curtains

Jude's nursery has quickly become my favorite room in our house. My dad and I had so much fun planning, painting, and decorating this room. It will always be such a special memory that we planned this room together. I love sitting in the rocking chair with my baby boy dreaming about what his future will look like, praying for him, and just soaking him in. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

recipe: power bombs

hey friends! it's been a while. life sure is full when you have a four month old baby. full in the best way possible. i am dropping in to share one of my all time favorite recipes. hope you enjoy them as much as my little family does. 

Gluten and Dairy Free Powerbombs:

2 Cups Gluten Free Oats
1/4 Cup of Ground Flax Seed (2 of these)
1/4 Cup of Dried Cranberries (2 of these)
1/4 Cup of Dairy/Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Chips (i use the "enjoy life" brand) (2 of these)
1/4 Cups of  Gluten Free Oat Bran (2 of these)
1 Cup Walnuts
1 Cup Chickpeas (rinse and grind in the food processor or blender)
3 Bananas
2 Tablespoons Honey
1/4 Cups of Peanut Butter (2 of these)
1/4 Cups of Unsweetened Coconut (2 of these)

mix all these ingredients together with a blender and bake at 350 degrees for about 6 minutes. keep refrigerated.

you definitely can make these with regular oatmeal and oat brand. i just choose to make them gluten and diary free for a healthier option. 

i love to enjoy these with a delicious cup of coffee. hoping to blog more this year! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

baby jude

my baby boy is nine weeks today. how is time already fleeting so quickly with this precious little man. is harder and better and more special then i could have ever imagined it to be. what a gift it is. this precious little baby is laid in your arms and you are responsible to care, to protect, to raise, to love, and to eventually let go as they become the person god created them to be. i am honored, humbled, and forever grateful that i get the gift of being jude's mama. i am working on writing my birth story, but here are some pictures of my favorite little man from his first week of life....

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

maternity session:

so thankful for my bestie lisa from brightside photography. she did an amazing job capturing this precious moment in our lives. i will cherish these pictures forever. i am so overwhelmed with love for this sweet baby boy that i haven't even laid eyes on yet. 
i am understanding the love of a mama now. it's an overwhelming, deep, and breathtaking love. 
counting the moments till jude wes is in my arms. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

5 years...

if moments in time could be frozen...this is one i would choose.
us...celebrating 5 years of marriage and our firstborn on the way. what a precious time this. i am feeling so blessed and oh so happy. i have an amazing husband and best friend. he is more then i deserve. i am so anxious to see him be a daddy to our son. what a precious gift from god. there are some big, exciting, and life changing days ahead for us, but i am savoring these last moments when it is just "us." the quiet moments, shared conversations in coffee shops, and the last few date nights before we become the three of us.