Olivia is four and a half months old and my life looks so very different than before. From Hawaii to Idaho, TV appearances and fashion events to MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and play dates, being one of the leaders in bible study to the new girl at church, stilettos to strollers. (Nevermind, I still wear stilettos.) I was talking to someone the other day and she summed it up perfectly when she said, “The only things which haven’t changed in your life are Jesus and your husband. And even your husband is gone [traveling for work] more than he used to be.” Sometimes I struggle with the changes. I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t. I also know there is a season for everything (Hello, Ecclesiastes!) and I certainly don’t want to waste the one I am in. I know God is teaching me wonderful things and before I know it, the next season will be here and I’ll be looking longingly back on this one Continue reading “A Season For Everything”
If you’re looking for an activity to do on a Saturday morning you should check out the markets in downtown Boise. There are actually two within walking distance of each other and you can easily spend several hours exploring the various crafts and culinary offerings. The Boise Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through October while the Capital City Public Market runs Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. through December.
My friend Tiffany bleeds good ideas. She is just so creative! Her most recent project, CubCollective.com, is a blog highlighting must-haves for babies and kiddos. I had the pleasure of joining as a guest blogger this week with a post on the Miracle Blanket from MiracleWare. While I’ve only been a parent a few months, and therefore still in the rookie category, it doesn’t take an expert to know when you’ve stumbled across a priceless find. Continue reading “Cub Collective: The Miracle Blanket”
There is an entire list of things Luke and I want to explore in Idaho. However, with only 52 weekends in the year minus those allocated for travel, Luke’s work trips, winter (brr!), and normal weekend commitments, there just aren’t enough days to do it all. However, I have all week! And so I’ve decided to do some exploring on my own. And by my own I mean with Olivia and girlfriends.
Warning, if you are trying to diet or cut back on sweets, stop reading this right now. Seriously, stop, because this recipe is so ridiculously easy and delicious you won’t be able to resist making it.
See that beautiful strawberry rhubarb pie picture at the top of this post? I got that from the internet. Mine does not look like that. In fact, it looks more like I threw it on the ground and then put it back in the pan. Don’t believe me? A picture is worth a thousand words and there is a very sad one below. In my defense, it does still taste amazing. It’s a good thing looks aren’t everything.
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I have been blessed with some amazing friendships, some of which were very unexpected. It’s always special when you realize a person you call a friend has become more like a member of your family. During my time in Hawaii, when I didn’t have any immediate blood relatives nearby, these relationships were even more critical. Continue reading “From Family to Friends”