Hey y'all! Welcome to my little space on the internet. I'm married to my college sweetheart, Ben, and we have 3 little kids! Grayson is 5, Griffin is 3, & Cheney is 1. I am a 1st grade teacher turned SAHM turned part-time preschool teacher! I love Jesus, coffee, writing, crafting, & spending time with family and friends.
Last February we started on a crazy journey of selling the house we built as newlyweds in hopes of finding something with much more outdoor space for our kids.
It was the most chaotic 2 months of my entire life. Keeping our house "show ready" with 3 small kids & 3 shedding dogs was exhausting. Hunting down the perfect house for us was beyond frustrating. BUT? I would do it all again in a heartbeat!
Looking back on everything that happened a year ago, it is so clear that God's hand was all over this entire process. We found the exact size home we wanted with a beautiful yard & it wasn't snatched up before it hit the market. Our first contract fell through on our old house, but then a sweet family gave us an offer soon after. That family? Well, their son was in Griffin's class & now he is in my class at preschool! I just don't think that is a coincidence. God has connected our families & I think it is just so neat!
This house already holds so many memories & we have loved it so much. It has felt like home since day 1. Our kids will grow up here & that is so special to me.
I hope this stoop holds lots more sibling pictures!
I have been trying really hard to plan ahead for my lunches during the week. If I don't have anything set aside for my lunch, I always just end up eating junk. I need easy & fast things for home and work, so I finally decided to give the mason jar salad a try! I'm sure you have probably seen these all over the internet. I was always a little unsure if they actually lasted.
I made the Skinnytaste Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Soy Vinaigrette.
They were so good & lasted until Friday without getting soggy! The prep was a little intense. I tried to do it when my kids were awake and it took way too long. Lesson learned! I made these again for this week but can't wait to try other recipes!