Piper Joy

On Monday, August 28th, Piper Joy Maroon was born at 1:16pm!  Her entrance into the world was fast and easy (initially), and our world was forever changed, for the better :). Here are some details about the arrival of our sweet baby girl: The L&D: My pregnancy with Piper was the easiest (apart from some…

7th Anniversary Staycation

Early on in our marriage, Jordan and I decided that we wanted trips together to be something that we prioritized.  We have always found a trip away, however small or big, to be re-energizing for us as people and invigorating for our marriage.  There is something about getting away to disconnect from the daily responsibilities…

A Note to my Followers (why you’re getting so many emails)

To my followers, I just wanted to write a quick note to apologize for flooding your inboxes and explain why you are getting so many emails with new blog post updates.  A couple of years ago I had left this blog and started blogging at krystalyvonne.com.  Recently the host website for that blog was deleted,…

It Hasn’t All Been Roses

An apartment fire.   Living in hotels for over a month.   Panic attacks.   Health issues.   Learning each other’s quirks.   Learning the balance of spending time together and time alone, as introverts.   An unexpected pregnancy.   The death of the ministry I led.   A job change.   2 different moves….

Wonder Women of the Early Church

I’ve seen so much going around recently about how good the movie Wonder Woman is.  I haven’t seen it yet, though I would like to.  But it has been making me think of two women I have learned about recently who would totally qualify as “wonder women”, in my opinion.  Reading about their lives gets…

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the History of America

“Most of us got an education that said, ‘Europe is awesome.  That’s all you need to know.”   That is a quote from a conference I recently attended on race, class, and the kingdom of God.  And it resonated with me.  As a white girl growing up mostly in the South, I was not taught…

The Momcourager

I felt tears welling up behind my eyes and threatening to fall.   Why was it that every single other toddler accompanying their mom was sitting calmly on their laps, well behaved?  Not my two year old. We were at Riley’s preschool Easter program and Copeland was screaming and crying, in full blown meltdown mode. …

The Silent March of the Mean Girls

In one of the most recent episodes of the show Black-ish, there was a line that I have not been able to get out of my head since I heard it.  In discussing the recent election, one of the characters in the office (Daphne) asks one her co-workers (Lucy) where all her white sisters were…

32.

I’ll start by giving a free tip to any of you who have yet to enter your 30’s:   If you find gray hairs on your head, do not pull them out.  They will grow back, and you will then have little gray hairs standing STRAIGHT up on top of your head, because it takes…

A Few of My Favorite Things

A friend of mine recently wrote a blog post that included things she was currently enjoying, especially in an attempt for self-care while being a Stay-at-home mom.  I thought it was a fun post and I discovered some new things to enjoy, thanks to her, so I figured I would write my own!   Here…

The Leading Lady

There’s a scene in the movie the Holiday where Arthur (my favorite character) tells Iris (Kate Winslet’s character) that she is supposed to be the leading lady in the-holidayher own life but that for some reason, she behaves like she’s the supporting role.   While I’ve always appreciated the scene in the movie, I had…

Why I Stopped Doing Yoga

Namaste.   Commonly said when practicing yoga, for some reason I just always assumed it was a word that meant “peace.”  Instead, it is actually a Hindu  greeting that is translated “I bow to the divine in you.”   Back in the spring, I became slightly obsessed with yoga.  Life was crazy, and I felt…