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2019: Where INTENTION meets ACCOUNTABILITY

Hello Friends, I write this to you on the last day of 2018, but by the time you read this I can officially say: HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones, and that you feel refreshed as we enter 2019! What this post is about: One of…

CHRISTmas Traditions: The Least of These

Christmas is NEXT WEEK! I know the To-Do list is extra long, the Christmas parties are back-to-back, and you are all probably pretty exhausted. Now, more than ever, is the time to pause. What we fill our days with points to what Christmas is really about in our hearts. Is Christmas about THINGS?  Is Christmas about…

What a Cross-Country Move Taught Me

Outside my window is a winter wonderland. Snow is covering the ground and resting on branches. Smoke from the neighbors chimney is bellowing up and fading among the trees covering the mountainous terrain. The coffee is warm. The twins are sleeping, and the only noise filling the quiet house is the washer and dryer. I…

Decorating with Toddler Elves: Teachable Tuesday

Happy Teachable Tuesday, Friends! First, I want to extend a SUPER special THANK-YOU to Spencer at theradiantchef.com for taking over some of our latest Teachable Tuesdays. Isn't she great!? What a gift it was to be able to focus my energy on our move, while knowing you guys were in her very capable hands. Thank…

Flying with TWO Toddlers

For those of you who are new with us, I am referencing a recent move from Texas to Washington state. It involved selling our home and most of our furniture, packing everything up into storage, 8 hours of flying with toddlers for me, and 40 hours of driving for my husband and my brother. Here is a list of what we learned helped (or hurt) when flying with our 17 month old twins.

Teachable Tuesday: Cultivating a Heart of Service

My older son started making his Christmas list three months ago! Actually, I remember doing the same thing when I was younger because it was so much fun to dream about all the magic of Christmas that was coming my way. The holidays are such an exciting time for children; all the mystery, hype, gifts…