James Weston’s Birth Story: Part 2


If you missed Part 1 of the birth story, be sure to read it here. My C-section was scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6th. We were supposed to be at the hospital at 11:00 a.m. for prep. I decided to sleep as late as possible, since if I was asleep I'd be less aware of the fact I wasn't able to eat. :) I got up, took a shower, and put the final things in our bag for the hospital. We decided to leave about 30 minutes early to have time to stop and get a newspaper from the day of James's birth. Right as we were ready to leave, we got a call from the hospital. My first thought was, ... [ Read More ]

James Weston’s Birth Story: Part 1


I'm so excited to tell you about my birth story! Last Monday, October 5th, I went to the doctor for my 39 week check-up. Baby's heart beat was good, my blood pressure was good, and everything looked fine. For a few days before the appointment, I felt like his movements were a lot different, and in totally different places than before. I felt a big lump toward the top of my stomach that felt like it could be his head. However, at an appointment just a few weeks ago, they confirmed he was already head down, so I assumed it was probably something else. But I I asked my doctor to verify that he ... [ Read More ]

How We Wrote Our Will for $50 (And Why You Should, Too!)


Do you have a Last Will and Testament? Kind of a morbid question, but an important one! Since we're expecting a baby sometime this month, Jacob and I decided it was time to get serious and write a will. So, we took our laptop and went on a nice little date to Panera to work on the project. We chose to use this Last Will & Testament kit from Dave Ramsey. It's only $24.95, but you need one for you and your spouse. Getting a will created for $50 is a pretty good deal! :) Having a will professionally created by a lawyer might make some people feel safer. In some situations, it may ... [ Read More ]

What I’ve Been Up To This Year – Goals Update

2015 Goals

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about a few goals for 2015 I had. Just thought I'd do a little update on how those goals are coming! 1. Crochet a Baby Blanket Yep! This one is finished! :D 2. Read at Least 12 Books This one is finished, too! What is a Healthy Church Member? A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World Maniac Magee The Matchlock Gun Bebe Day by Day: 100 Keys to French ... [ Read More ]

Yard Sale Finds – 9.19.15

yard sale

My husband and I love to yard sale on Saturday mornings. It's almost the end of yard sale season, and of course the bright idea just now dawned on me that I should post about the good deals we find. Anyhow, here's our finds from this morning! Yard Sale #1: Clothes! We find LOTS of sales with girl clothes, but for some reason it's much harder to find boy clothes . . . especially boy clothes that are in good condition. We're always excited when we find a sale with high quality boy clothes for good prices. Carter's 2T fireman rain coat. Perfect condition. So cute . . . my favorite piece of ... [ Read More ]

Friday Favorites – 9.11.2015

In My Seat I love this powerful video from a pilot who was supposed to fly on September 11th. Take some time to watch it today! To the Parents Who Let Their Children Play on Their iPad During Church Such great thoughts! I'm thankful my parents expected me to participate in the worship service and listen to sermon even when I was little. Organizing Cans in a Pantry These storage boxes look like such a great idea for organizing cans in a pantry! This metal one looks a little sturdier, though. What do you do to keep your cans organizer? Right now most of mine are in my ... [ Read More ]