Monday, April 22, 2013

He Hears You.

This blog post from Casey Leigh really spoke to me.
I found myself in this group of women that she listed and I'm sure everyone can relate to one of them.

I had to share:

"To you. struggling. feeling like no one understands. So you tuck the pain even farther down.

To the one who stares at the white wall by her bedside as tears silently run down her cheeks, her husband and children asleep, she's drowning. She feels alone.

To you. Sleep deprived and exhausted. 

To the girl in college searching for herself. The one who feels like she's facing this big world all by herself.

To the widow whose children are grown. And busy. too busy to call.

To the woman that is being swallowed in a pool of tears on the bathroom floor... crying over the baby that she lost. She feels alone.

To the new mom who is trying to figure her own way in the midst of all the opinions.

And to the one who has waited year after year for 2 pink lines, yet nothing has come.

To the women who hate who they are becoming or how their life is shaping out to be.

To the one who saw two pink lines just 6 weeks after giving birth. Unplanned and no money.

To the one who is afraid because your husband just lost his job and you have no idea how it will be okay.

To the ones fighting comparisons & jealousy.

To the women who want to feel like more. They want to feel special & wanted & treasured.

To the girls who are still searching for the one.

I've heard from all of u.

I hear you. 

He hears you.

You aren't alone. 

You feel alone but there are others walking your road.

We have all been down a road. 

And although they often look different, although they often are translated in all different ways... most of us can identify with the hurt. and the searching. 

There has surely been a moment in each of us that changed us. That helps us give a bit more grace and a lot less judgment. 

I am sure of this. we all need grace. and we all need the extra encouraging and the two drops of extra mercy.

The only way to the other side is through. and while we take the journey, lets hope that we have the best surrounding us. the best of the best sending out that extra love. because we all go through a time and a season when we need the love. "

Friday, April 19, 2013


For Valentines Day I made a "Date Box" full of ideas for dates, places to go for dinner, and fun adventures. We haven't had the opportunity to choose from the box till today and we ended up going to dinner and the casino! 

Tim brought me the prettiest flowers ever!

Then I actually spent a little time getting ready...I'm embarrassed to admit it, but lately I've been pretty consumed with a home improvement project and spend my days in paint stained clothes.

Linus laid on the bed watching us get ready trying to make us feel bad.

We went to dinner in a too dark restaurant where I had the best salad of my life then went to the casino where we didn't win a darn thing!

To top off the night we came home to no poop! That's always a plus!!

Edit: Tim wanted me to clarify that I'm talking about Linus Poop...not human poop.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Home Stretch!

 2 more sleeps without The Boy!

We're so excited!!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

11 more days...

I've already started the countdown till he's home and I can't believe how much I miss him.
We're together sooooo much that one day is hard. I can't even think about all the rest of the days without getting teary-eyed.

We took this at the airport and I was totally succeeding at not crying because he was anxious enough about the whole thing and he didn't need to worry about me. We said our goodbyes and as I turned to walk away I got that burning feeling in my eyes and nose and there was no stopping the water works.

Then I saw this:

Oh well...I tried :)

When I got home Linus ran out, down the hill and to the neighbors where they were in their garage with their great dane. Linus proceeded to try and attack their dog then run from me in their yard for about 10 minutes. When I finally caught him I was beyond embarrassed for the scene we caused. A couple minutes later I knew I wouldn't feel better till I went over to apologize. They were completely fine with it and we ended up talking for quite awhile. When they found out Tim would be gone they gave me their cell numbers and schedules in case I needed anything. I feel comfort knowing I have someone next door if I need them.

Then I started a project that is top secret for now and not 5 minutes into it I see Linus digging a huge hole in the yard! I had to stop everything to reprimand and bathe the obnoxious puppy.

I got back to work only to see him out the window scarfing down a tissue. I let him. There was no use in trying to catch him when he's in this feisty mood.

I just sat down and cried. 

He came inside and gave me kisses and I had a heart to heart telling him that the next weeks were going to be difficult for both of us and he just needs to chill out so we can make it through without daddy.

I really hope it sunk in.

Monday, April 1, 2013


Easter Sunday was spent fitting as much family time in as we could before Tim left (today).
We slept in and I came out of the restroom to find a basket that Tim made just for me! Luckily I scrambled to make one for him the day before!  As you can see, the one I made was simple and understated saying, "I had like one day and one store and all the Easter stuff was gone"...his says, "BUY ALL THE CANDY!!!!" He's pretty amazing.

But wait, he didn't stop there! He told me and Linus to wait upstairs because he had another surprise. He then told us to go out back where he had set up a whole egg hunt for Linus! It was the cutest thing ever! You better believe Linus touched every egg with his nose and waited patiently for Tim to open it and feed him the treat. He loved it!

The rest of the day was spent running last minute errands, finishing up packing and laundry and I treasured every last second with my love!