the mattering things

I could hear the rumbling and wrestling upstairs after the dinner plates had been cleared. I could see this was as good of an opportunity as I would get….and I could feel the lump in my throat and the pit in my stomach knowing deep down he needed to hear the words my heart had … Continue Reading

facing my giants in scottsdale, az

When I was little I used to wear my coat in every new situation and not take it off until I felt comfortable. On the first day of school, every single year, I would get sick and throw up from the nerves of starting over again and having to meet new people. Every time we … Continue Reading

Monterey Hotel and real life

This past weekend Matt and I got to get away together. His mom flew out to help watch three of the kids and two of them went to my brother and sister-in-law’s house. We love that they are willing to help us out and all of the kids had a great time. Even though I’m … Continue Reading