I love God, my man, my crazy kids, deep conversations, hot coffee, a garden full of flowers, long walks, thrift shopping, and decorating my home.
I have been married to Mark for a decade and our love just keeps getting better. Together we are raising five energetic kids. We live in the country in a little cozy farmhouse in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
I am blessed to have a husband who is a professional photographer that supplies me with an abundance of awesome photographs.
I started this blog in 2007 when we were living far away from home in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. We were living at the beach and wanted a way to keep in touch with family and friends and showcase the beauty of where we lived...okay maybe make them a bit jealous too! :)
I mostly posted pictures for the first couple years but overtime found that writing was a good outlet for me as busy mama. The more my family grew the more I found I needed, even craved perspective in the midst of sometimes busy and overwhelming days. I always loved writing and journaling but in the midst of mothering it seemed I never got around to it so this blog has become kind of an online journal of our lives. But my hope and desire is that it can also be a source of encouragement to other mamas out there. I love mothering. I really do. It is what I was created to do. I know that but it is also the hardest most challenging thing I have ever done. This blog has become a place to share photos, stories, encouragement and frustrations along the way. And when I write I am reminding myself to keep perspective...
Looking back over my blog is always a good reminder that the days may be long but the years are short and the memories sweet.
Thanks for stopping by.