Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Followers Fest!


Who doesn't love a good blog hop? 

Casey teamed up with some other lovely ladies IllyDanielle, and Jess to host the fun.

If you are new here, let me tell you a little about myself.

Sure, you could click on all the tabs at the top of my blog and find out more information about me than you'd ever want to know.  I'll spare you a step and tell you the Reader's Digest version.

I'm a 34 year old wife and mommy.

I'm married to my best friend, Mark.  That may sound cliche but it's true.  He makes me a better person and there's not anyone else I'd rather spend time with than him.  We've been happily married for 9 years (it'll be 10 in June 2012, woo hoo!).

I have two incredible little boys.  They are AMAZING!  Will is about to turn 5 and Ben turned 2 in June.  Life is an adventure with them.  As I type this, they are playing in the dirt in my garden.  I love little boys!

{Photos by Lauren}

 I'm also a junior high history teacher.  I've taught for 10 years.

I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere in Texas.  I started blogging because I loved reading other blogs.  When I started blogging I had no idea that I'd find such a community in the blogosphere.  Since I live in such a small town it can be hard to find people who have similar interests.  I've "found my people" through blogging.  I've made so many special friendships with people from California to Long Island.  The connection is hard to explain to others who don't blog.  You know what I mean?  I'm sure you can relate.

If you are new to my blog, some of my writing has been more serious lately.  It's just a reflection of life, which has been a challenge.  I've been heavyhearted in the last few months.  We've struggled with the death of my grandfather and other challenges like my father-in-law's diagnosis with cancer.  Through it all we've been able to remember who is in control.  I'm forever grateful for the love of Christ and the grace and patience of God.

I'm thankful for my faith which sustains me.  I'm thankful for my church, friends, family and so many other things, big and small, I'm blessed with.

This blog is all about our family, faith, life in a small town, traveling, friendship, clothes, maybe a recipe here or there and lots of other randomness.  Sometimes serious sometimes silly.

Thank you for stopping by and leave a comment to say hi.  I'd love to get to know you!


  1. Your boys are adorable! *^___^*

    [Comforts and internet hugs] to you and your family during your tough times.

    Hope you guys are having a fun Saturday! I found your blog thought Follow Fest~ blog hopping has been fun~

  2. Isn't blogging the greatest?! I feel the same way- I love learning from others and their experiences. And I feel like I've gained a lot of friends. :)

  3. I'm very glad I found you through the follower's fest!!! I totally agree with you, the blogging community is amazing! Such wonderful friends, and so supportive!

  4. New follower here from Follow Fest :). Nice to meet you :). Hope to see you around my place sometime.

  5. Your family is adorable!!! I feel the same way - I've found a whole lot of wonderful people through the blogging community. :-)

    I found you through Follower Fest!


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