I was really mad at God. He met me there. Here’s what He said.Read More
For most of my life I was searching for Prince Charming. My first date was at the very young age of 5. I had multiple long term relationships throughout middle and high school and into college. When all of those romances failed, my heart was broken, lonely, and feeling empty. I wish I'd known that my Prince had been there all along.Read More
I’m the worst person anybody could take on a date. I have seen every romantic comedy ever made. I am a self proclaimed recovering my-life-should-be-a-movie-aholic. See 90’s love stories for more info there. My expectations are notoriously high. I do not kiss on the first date (or for a long time after). I’m a type 4 on the Enneagram, which basically means I am super picky when it comes to dating.
So based on my track record and let downs, I really was not expecting much when the guy I had been working with the summer of 2010 texted meRead More
Facebook memories is a scary place. They appear at the top of your feed, a harmless little thing. You click on it to see what you were doing last New Years Eve, and two scrolls down BAM. Your high school self is spouting some super passive aggressive comment to your ex in the hopes they’d message you on AIM later. Your heart cringes and your stomach twists for every time you ever said the words “I hate drama. I just hate it. I avoid it at all costs.” Your hypocrisy stares you down with the Facebook Logo trademarking it for all eternity. Or is this just me? Partydiva428?Read More
I have been thinking a lot about my childhood. It’s probably the nostalgia of Christmas time full of traditions that started when I was young, watching old home videos of my first presents under the tree…Read More
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