I wasn’t sure how to “introduce” myself to all of you, so this is what you get. 🙂
I am a wife to Aaron.
A mom to Nolan and Maclaine.
A birth-mom to Brooke.
A daughter to John and Cathy.
A big sister to Stephanie and Kelsey.
An aunt to Owen, Ayden and Sophia.
I grew up in Ogallala, NE.
I met Aaron in college.
He was my neighbor in the dorms.
I love my husband more and more all the time.
He is the best daddy!
He has loved me through some VERY unlovable things.
I’ve spent a majority of my summers on the white shores and in the waters of Lake McConaughy.
It’s my favorite place in the world to be.
My parents have been happily married for almost 32 years.
They are a shining example of “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part”.
I thrive on being with people, so living in the country is often a challenge for me.
I have learned A LOT about contentment the last few years.
I am addicted to food.
I have struggled with substance abuse.
I have struggled with depression and anxiety.
I love God and want Him to be a priority in my life but I don’t always put Him there.
I am weak.
I struggle with time management.
I am not always the wife or mom God wants me to be.
My house is never clean.
My laundry is never finished.
My toilet desperately needs cleaned as I type this.
My house being a mess stresses me out, but I can never seem to stay “caught up”.
I love living on the lake.
The sand and water feel like home to me.
I am not scared to hold worms, turtles, freshly caught fish or slimy frogs.
I long for the day when I can drink an enormous mocha and not worry about the baby being up all night.
I would have 100 babies if I could.
I love the miracle of giving birth and the newborn phase.
I love to sleep.
If I could I would do it every chance I got!
Other peoples kids and dogs are often drawn to me.
I hate doing cardio.
I do it, but I hate every second.
I wish I could learn to like to run.
My kids make me laugh every day.
They are seriously ridiculous.
I sometimes yell when I shouldn’t.
I love Philippians 4:11-13.
I am a kind and patient person by nature.
I am redeemed.
I am loved.
My feelings are hurt easily.
I worry about hurting others feelings, sometimes to a fault.
I wish I made more time to read my bible.
I am a child of God.
He sees the good in me, even when I can’t.
This are just a few things about me. I hope that you keep reading and join me on this journey of being a wife, a mom, a woman. I look forward to sharing more about me and my everyday life and the lessons God teaches me along the way.
*Side Note: I REALLY tried to find a “perfect” family photo for this. What I found out is that we don’t have one! So you just get the real us, blue sucker stained mouth, weird smiles and all. ENJOY!