I love my people.

 

Raleigh

Raleigh and I met in high school and have been married for almost nine years. He's my best friend and the keeper of the laundry. Raleigh is an architect and a lover of all things nerd. He's also the person who makes me laugh the hardest. I love him so much.

To read more about the lessons I've learned in marriage, check out these posts:

Why You Shouldn't Give Up On Marriage

Compassionate Marriage {31 Days of Living Out Loud}

Love Built on Friendship

Why I Need Him to Stay

Three Years Later

Together, we are the proud parents of our twin girls Adeline and Maralee and our son, Ridley. Being a parent is such a sacrifice of self but these kiddos make parenthood so much fun (most of the time!). 

 

Adeline and Maralee

Having twins changes every single idea you will ever have about becoming a mother. It was such unexpected news but the best surprise God could have ever given us. These girls are beautiful and so full of joy. Being their mom is truly a gift. 

Here are some of my favorite posts about the twins:

Our NICU Testimony

5 Ways Twins Can Change Your Life

To Gymnastics We Go!

Life With Toddlers

Growing Live Out Loud Children {31 Days of Living Out Loud}

Becoming Big Sisters

Changed {Happy 5th Birthday Adeline & Maralee!}

First Day of Kindergarten!

 

Ridley

This boy has stolen my heart. He's everything I've ever wanted in a son and I love how he has made the twins big sisters. Ridley loves to smile, explore, and eat chocolate. Whenever he's around, you can't help but smile too.

Why I love being a boy mom:

Meet Ridley

Living Hope

When Time Flies {Happy First Birthday Ridley!}

 

Our house

We've recently moved into a house in the country and are learning how to be backyard farmers. It is so much fun watching our kids run wild in this big, open space. We love to pick blueberries, throw parties, and ride the four-wheeler in our back field. This house was Raleigh's grandparents house and we love the rich heritage that they have passed down to us. Before moving in, we renovated the inside to make it feel a little more like our own. 

Here are the posts about our home renovation:

What’s the next best thing for your life? 
{remodeling a family home in the country}

How to work with what you’ve got
{living room}

What hospitality really means
{dining room and office}

Love built on friendship
{master bed and bath}

What to do when the forecast claims snow
{kitchen}

How to be strong instead of stressed
{progress report/moving}

Get rid of your stuff
{moving into a new house}

The Heart of the home
{renovated kitchen}

Come over for a party, please
{housewarming/birthday/blog party}

Why Marriages Need Rain Plans

10 Ways to Have a Home You Love

GOD GIVES US PEOPLE TO BETTER KNOW HIS LOVE FOR US.

I sure am glad he gave me my people to love.