• Faith
  • 585 Days

    It’s been 585 days since I’ve been in this space.  585 days.  I’m sorry for leaving this space black.  For just disappearing with no explanation, no sentiment, no warning.  It wasn’t on purpose.  Like most things in life that require a little discipline and motivation, I kept telling myself that I’d get back to it “tomorrow.”  […]

  • Infertility
  • Why We Can’t “Just Adopt”

    Why We Can't Just Adopt

    When you open up about your fertility struggles with others, it seems like the most common question you receive is, “So are you thinking about adopting?”  And the longer you try to get pregnant, the quicker that question turns into “Why don’t you just adopt?” The question usually comes out of a loving place… A place of comfort, […]

  • Faith
  • Doing


    Watching the Minnesota Wild lose in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Womp womp. Laughing at New Girl on Netflix.  It never gets old. Thinking how beautiful my baby sister looked at prom last weekend. Praying for patience.  When I was in high school, I always told myself that once I turned 18 […]

  • Faith
  • Acting my Age


    I think I’ve always been an old soul.  I’ve always wanted a fulfilling, meaningful life and have worked hard to achieve that.  To focus on the things and people and activities that matter the most.  And part of that has meant doing things different and sooner than a lot of my peers. While people my […]

  • Other
  • February Debt Update!

    February Debt

    Or, “Hey, this is actually working.” February is in the books and our second month of sticking to a super strict budget is complete!  While I wouldn’t say that we’re still doing a “Spending Fast,” we are living by a planned, written, TIGHT budget and following Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps.  We’ve kept a $1000 emergency fund […]