Hello 2021, Farewell 2020

Although it is about to be two weeks into the new year, I took some time after the celebrations and gatherings of Christmas to really reflect on my year. I took some time off social media, spent some time organizing and making memories with my family. If you know me I post on social media…

Our First Real Christmas Tree

I love the smell of a real tree. The buttery pine just fills the house with the scent of the season. My husband grew up with a real Christmas Tree his whole life. My family however only had a real tree once and it was a very unforgettable Christmas. The year we brought home a…

Educational Fun in Waco, Texas

There is a lot to discover and experience for families that will make your trip to Waco, Texas fun and educational. Waco has recently been a popular place to visit for fans a HGTV design show called ‘Fixer Upper.’ Co-stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines have used their talents of construction and design to revitalize neighborhoods…

Memorial Day Weekend 2020

It was the girls first pool day of the season and it was wonderful! The heat has definitely arrived in Texas and our neighborhood pools are still closed. We were invited to spend the day with friends and it was magical. It is amazing what cool water on a hot day can do to lift…

The Sanctuary Blueberry Farm, Montgomery Texas

Nothing screams summer quite like blueberries. We were so excited to find this awesome blueberry farm only a thirty minute drive north of our house. We saw a friend post about this beautiful place and we spent Memorial Day picking blueberries at Sanctuary Blueberry Farm on an unseasonably cool afternoon. The farm uses only organic…

My favorite things for Camping

Our family goes camping year round. During the summer months we camp in areas that are more north. Last year we camped the Grand Canyon with an eight year old, six year old and a five month old baby. We added a few more travel necessities to our list that are a must have for…

Norah’s Baptism

There is a saying that you are the average of the five people whom you are around the most. Today we celebrated Norah joining our Catholic church through the sacrament of Baptism. We were surrounded by a beautiful community of friends and family that are responsible for encouraging us to be the faithful family that…

My husband is Catholic

Before we got married I told him that we needed to raise our children Catholic because it was the only map I had to help our children grow up to become good humans. It never occurred to me that he would desire the same path. It never occurred to me that he would become Catholic….

Butterfly Home School Project

We have had many ups and down this home school year but even I learned something from this little project that we did with caterpillars. Great things take time, great things are worth waiting for and eventually we will grow into the amazing creature that God intended us to become.

Norah two weeks

March 20, 2019 This week is my dad’s birthday, he would have been 76. He had six daughters all together. Three from the first marriage and three from his second. It’s almost like a dream to have three girls. He is my step dad but my dad still. I wonder what words of wisdom he…