On Finding Your Person

If you have spent any of your single life in a church, you probably have a minimum of 2 lists. 1) A list of what you want in a mate. 2) A list of what you don’t want in a mate. You were likely encouraged to start with deal-breakers (loves Jesus, treats me well…). You […]

What the Last Day of Medical School Feels Like

March 11 was my last shift as a medical student. A doclette. A wanna-be-doctor. A short coat. Whatever you want to call it. I was excited and knew it was a big deal. It was all I thought about for a week. What I didn’t expect were tears. Tears of pure relief. Medical school is […]

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom: Back to Work

You’ve decided to breastfeed. Check. You’ve brought baby home. Check. But now maternity leave is coming to a close. Some people will cry for the first week. Others will have a celebration on the way out the door. Whatever your situation, here are some things to help you make the transition while still producing milk […]

Welcome Ruth Christine

You have followed our journey from the big surprise to the big reveal, and now… It is the big day!! We are so grateful for all your thoughts, prayers, encouraging messages, gifts given, and all the love you’ve heaped on us as we prepared to welcome baby Ruthie. So here are several of our favorite […]

Obedience Takes the Lid Off

Rarely do I post personal things anywhere on social media.  I might post a thought, opinion, feeling, etc; but rarely do I post something about myself.  But today is different. I am seeing God’s faithfulness explode in my life, and I have to share it with you. For years, I have listened to my Pastor […]

Gender Reveal?! Our Lips are Sealed…

We have had so much fun just in announcing the pregnancy and in finally answering the “What are you having?” question! We are so excited to welcome another baby girl to our family in February!!! [Excuse me while I go help Michael pick out a few shotguns…] As is probably suspected, I can’t take all […]

Mother’s Day 2013 and a Documentary About Lions

Mother’s Day 2013 and a Documentary About Lions

It is my 3rd Mother’s Day as a “Mommy Lion”. I must say, I only thought I was fierce until my Baby Lion entered the picture. As a tribute, we did a documentary a few days ago on the subtle differences of communication between Daddy Lions and Baby Lions. Hope you all enjoy. HAPPY MOTHER’S […]

2:32 am

2:32 am

It’s 2:11 am. Some might say that I’m crazy—doing everything that I do. I agree. But I’m crazy in the best way possible. Crazy in that I am completely and totally in the middle of God’s will—without regret. I remember complaining when I would be studying at 2 am in college. Complaining about how hard […]

Nicaragua: The Clinic

Nicaragua: The Clinic

So I’ve been back from Nicaragua for almost a month.  I’m still not sure that I’ve actually processed it all, but I realized that I still have more pictures to put out there! We were located mainly in an area called “Chacraseca”. Here, there was a main clinic where one team would stay each day. […]

Nicaragua: The Clinic

Nicaragua: The Clinic

So I’ve been back from Nicaragua for almost a month.  I’m still not sure that I’ve actually processed it all, but I realized that I still have more pictures to put out there! We were located mainly in an area called “Chacraseca”. Here, there was a main clinic where one team would stay each day. […]