3 scriptures on self worth

Sometimes I like to reread previous journal entries. I don’t know why, sometimes I like to see my growth, somedays, as morbid as it may seem, I even want to relive my grief. For some reason I find it healing and therapeutic. The other day I was reading a journal entry from a few years ago. It was right after I had two back to back pregnancy losses. It was a journal in which I was writing a letter to[Read more]

A New Year’s devotional for the grieving heart

Since losing our son in 2018, New Year’s is always a sad time for me. It’s sad because I remember in those deep heavy first few months of grief, it felt like I was getting further and further away from him. Like time was moving on and I was willing it to stop and take me back to a moment when he was alive. For the past few years I have journaled either right before the New Year or a[Read more]

New Year Same Me

As the new year is approaching, I’m tempted to start making all these goals and resolutions for 2021 just as I am every new year. But just like most people, those new year “resolutions” rarely hold through for very long. This year some of us barely survived and that is okay! Sometimes, unmet goals can leave me feeling discouraged or even give me anxiety so I’m not trying to do that to myself in a year that did not turn[Read more]

DIY 2020 Christmas ornament

I went to Target early this morning to get a few last minute things for our girls. On my list was to check out the ornaments that they had left. Every year, we all buy an ornament to add to our tree. Needless to say, the Christmas section was pretty much wiped clean and the ornaments that were left were not cute, expensive, and irrelevant to this year. So I decided that I wanted to make a custom ornament that[Read more]

DIY Christmas card

The girls and I wanted to make some quick Christmas cards to give with the cookies we made yesterday. We got some scrap book pages from the library last week for a craft that we had leftover. We found the perfect way to use them! These scrap book page Christmas tree cards were simple to make and very easy for my 4 and 6 year old to help with. My 6 year old was able to do everything on her[Read more]

No bake chocolate dipped Christmas desserts

Today the girls and I were able to make some Christmas “cookies” without doing any baking whatsoever! I’ve recently been into doing chocolate dipped cookies and pretzels for any of my kids parties. They are an easy and cute party favor to hand out to guests. I thought it would be a great idea to do these with Christmas desserts. Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Christmas Trees Ingredients pretzel rods green candy melts sprinkles star sprinkles Materials wax paper plastic ziploc baggie[Read more]

Chimney ornament Christmas Craft for kids

The girls and I wanted to do a little something for our neighbors this Christmas. We love our neighbors, they have been so welcoming to us in the past year and a half that we have been here. Attending birthday parties (parades this past year), being front yard playmates this past year of social distancing, leaving our girls special gifts in the backyard for fun, etc. We have been blessed with very kind neighbors. The girls wanted to make these[Read more]

3 Places to see Christmas lights for free in San Antonio

I love the Christmas season and although this year has been a bit different due to Covid, we are still trying to make the best of it for our girls. We have been going to see Christmas lights throughout the city and I thought I would share some of the places that we have been able to see Christmas lights for free! The City of Windcrest This neighborhood has been known for their Christmas light displays for years! My family[Read more]

A Christmas Time Devotional

The girls and I have been reading the Christmas story this past week. They shared a memory verse as well as some of their thoughts on what the birth of Jesus means to them with our bible talk group on Friday night. The memory verse that they shared was from Isaiah 9:6: For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,[Read more]

2020 Mountains and Valleys

As I’m typing this blog post, I am listening to the song “Graves into Gardens” by Brandon Lake and Elevation Worship. This song has been on repeat since we had our baby girl this past August. The lyrics ring so true for me. “The God of the mountain is the God of the valley.” I feel like this line is so relevant for 2020. Personally, some of this year has definitely been a valley. My anxiety has run rampant this[Read more]