The Mom Workout

At some point in our childless first year of marriage (the “childless” part didn’t last long… oops), I remember asking someone, “How do moms ever find time to workout?”.  As someone who has always valued exercise, this question really plagued me. Then one day Jordan and I babysat for a friend’s 5 year old son….

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…

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….

For the Unseen Mamas

The night before Mother’s Day I sat in my bed with my phone, scrolling through pictures of my children and re-watching recent videos of them.  I felt the smile spread across my face as I looked upon their sweetness and their joy.  I felt enveloped in the gift of motherhood and completely blown away that…

Storage Full

The other day I pulled out my phone to take a picture of my kids but my to my dismay, I could not take a picture. My phone storage was full. At capacity. No room for any more pictures. I can relate to my phone. Lately I feel like I am always at full storage….

The Only Lullaby

I was recently watching the movie Philomena, when I felt it. The sadness boiling up again, threatening to spill over and burn every part of me. In the movie (spoiler alert), Philomena’s 3 year old son is taken away from her, against her will. She watches as he is crying and fighting and driving away…

Newborn Photo Shoot

It is hard to believe our little boy is almost 1 month old!  Time really has been flying by.  Shortly after we had returned home from the hospital, a good friend of ours (and amazing photographer – check out her website!) came to our place to do a newborn photo shoot.  Carolyn is so talented…

Joseph Copeland Maroon – The Name

On January 3rd, 2015 at 3:39pm our son, Joseph Copeland Maroon (we will call him by his middle name) made his grand entrance into the world! 7lbs, 11oz and 19 inches of pure cuteness and joy. I know I was getting antsy (to put it mildly) at the end of my pregnancy and having a…

Pregnancy Update

A couple of nights ago, I spent some time going through my old blog posts from my pregnancy with Riley. That was when I first started blogging, and I would do weekly updates on how my pregnancy was progressing. I haven’t done that at all during this pregnancy. I think there are a few reasons…

The Big Rocks

Recently Jordan and I have felt pretty weary. Or maybe we’ve felt that way this whole past year. I’m too tired to think much past today, but I think that’s right. I think we’ve felt this way all year. Perhaps it’s the fact that we kicked the year off with the loss of our second…

To My Sweet Daughter

Riley, You are about to turn 3 in less than two months – when did that happen?! It feels like I put you to bed one day, and you just woke up grown up! I cannot believe the beautiful little girl you are becoming more of every day. You are the most sweet spirited person…