This isn’t the story I wanted to tell. I wanted a cute photo with a sign reading “Grace Promoted to Big Sister Coming June 2019” with the positive test in the corner. I wanted a boomerang revealing the gender. I wanted to share the videos of telling Brian and my parents. Instead, I had two weeks of dreams and hopes of a new baby come to a screeching halt with the word miscarriage.Read More
It has been exactly one year since I started She Delights, and boy did a lot happen in 2017 that changed my life for the better. Here is just a bit more of the backstory of how God worked it all together.Read More
It may be Monday, but I can't stop thinking about the dreamiest, pinkiest, loveliest baby shower that my family and friends threw for my sweet baby girl this past weekend.
Click the link for those who want to see a few more pics and details :)Read More
Sometimes marriage isn't picture perfect, date nights are less than Instagram worthy, YET those messy and real moments are sometimes the most beautiful. Here is one of those times for us that happened just a few weeks ago.Read More
Is it a boy? Is it a girl?
This is what was immediately going through my mind minutes after I found out I was pregnant. My husband, the second of four boys, and I the oldest of two girls were fairly split down the middle in terms of family backgrounds. He grew up wrestling, playing Power Rangers, football, Transformers, while I grew up dancing to Disney songs, playing Pretty Pretty Princess, ballerina, and Cinderella. So only slightly different. Either way one of us would be embarking on a whole new adventure with our baby.Read More
Telling my parents that they were going to be grandparents for the first time brought so much joy and so many screams. I am so grateful we caught it all on camera, but even more thankful that these two get to be grandparents.Read More
A brief recap of my baby sister's wedding this past weekend. The wedding day much like Courtney and Steve was a sight to witness. Never were two people more perfectly created for one another than Courtney and Steve Slovenski.Read More
To see the full video of me telling Brian that he is a dad, click the above link.
Thank goodness for technology being able to capture this amazing moment. Such surprise and joy getting to tell Brian that he is a dad. There is nothing better.Read More
Growing up in the idyllic 90’s at the height of romantic comedies, Disney Channel and the wonderful world of Gushers, I lived in a marvelous time in history, but also in love stories. But what happens when we become obsessed with the stories rather than love itself?Read More
When laying in bed is your full time gig for two weeks, you learn real fast the "uncomfortability" and beauty of grace. By definition, grace is unfair. unjustified. undeserving. People showed up with meals, with cards, with flowers, with prayers and words that cheered my soul, but at times I felt guilty. Did I deserve this? Was a mere thank you really enough?Read More
It all started this past weekend as our High School Ministry prepared to set out on our journey to the enchanted land of Hume Lake Christian Camps. Hume Lake had just received a record high snowfall and the forecast for our weekend was sunny and clear. Snow on the ground, and sun in the sky. Nothing was going to rain on our parade, nothing would damper our weekend, nothing was going to fall… except me.Read More
Before I got married, many people forewarned me about the extra responsibilities, expectations, and pressures that come with marrying a youth pastor, which I so appreciated. After four years of marriage, I can attest that there are difficult times, but there are even better perks!Read More
When I was young, my absolute favorite game at play dates was hide and seek. The thrill of burying myself in the corner of my mom’s closet knowing there was no way my friend could possibly find me, there was nothing better than the ultimate hiding spot.Read More
Many of my friends can attest that I get way too excited when talking about this old movie theater in our town. And no, they aren’t compensating me in pretzel bites and Junior Mints for every kind word I write about them even though I wish they were.Read More
It is the first day of a brand new year: 2017. It is also the first day of She Delights, a passion project of mine to honestly share with you when, where, how I find (or struggle to find) joy, happiness, gladness, delight in real life.Read More