A little decor

This pattern is actually for a rug, and I did it wrong. 😂 That’s ok though, it will serve it’s purpose nicely.

It’s a nice bright, white color with some pretty details.

A little homemade decor in our bedroom 😊


If I took this picture from any other angle, you would see the reality of our room… it’s a mess! But the kids room, the bathroom, and all of downstairs are clean, so the “master bedroom” is kind of on the back burner for now.

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Soli Deo Gloria!

Monday Reminders


This is from Tim Challies, via his Instagram. He’s got a fantastic blog as well, with tons and tons of resources, especially if you’re looking for a good book!

This is such a good reminder of who we are. Sinners. Plain and simple. No one is good. Why? Because only God is good, and we are not God. To be God is to be ultimate, infinite, perfect. Humans are none of these things. “To err is human” is putting it lightly. “To be wretched is human” is slightly more accurate.
And yet! God calls those who would believe in Jesus for salvation to be, not just good, but Holy! Only through Jesus’ righteousness covering our sin is this possible.

Amen and Hallelujah!



Soli Deo Gloria!

Celebrating 3 years!

My husband and I just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary yesterday! ❤

It’s been a crazy three years together. I’ve been reflecting on all we experienced together, and picked out some pictures too!

First, our wedding day!

My husband is an only child, and I am the oldest of four! So, on our wedding day he not only got a wife, but also three younger siblings. They have really adopted him into the family ❤ my sweet sister calls him “brother”, something truly special for someone who grew up without siblings.

This is a picture of our first Christmas together. It was a happy Christmas ❤

A month before, however, we encountered our first challenge as a couple: I had a miscarriage.

The heartache was something I will always remember. It was awful. I think I cried for almost a full day (stopping only to sleep). My sweet husband sat with me, held me, cried with me. Everything. I’m crying now just thinking about that time.

We also prayed. And prayed. And prayed.

A month later, about a week after the picture above, I took a pregnancy test. It was positive. ❤

All I can say is: God is good!


This is our first born ❤ literally minutes after his birth. We cried together on this day too 😍

And here is our little girl, born just 15 months after her big brother. ❤

When she was born, we were living in a 1 bedroom apartment. That’s right, all four of us were sleeping in the same room at night. Not ideal, but we did it and it wasn’t horrible 🙂

We found a 2 bedroom apartment, through someone my dad knew, about 2 months after she was born. It’s old, but beautiful and large for my little kids to run and run around and around! It’s in our tiny budget, and 15 minutes is pretty much the farthest we have to drive anywhere! Such a blessing!

We are blessed. Really and truly, blessed. Life isn’t perfect, but God is, and he provides. He has again and again in our lives already!



Soli Deo Gloria!

Crocheted vest, my first!

I have been crocheting for about 7 years now, but this is the first time I have made a clothing item! I have made many hats and scarves, but I consider them to be more in the “accessories” category. 

Ta da!

I even wore it this morning to church 😊 

You can find the pattern here. The pattern also has arms, but it’s summer time so I went for a sleeveless look.

God has given me a real passion for crocheting, so it’s so exciting to see my skills progress.

Soli Deo Gloria!

A day at the Getty

Ah! I love art! My husband and I had all day together to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary, thanks to my parents taking the kids for us (they’re awesome).

I am a history nerd, my hubby is a philosopher at heart, and one of our favorite things to do as a couple is discuss ideas, religion, and people. A trip to the Getty Center was perfect fuel for our conversations! 🙂

Took a break for a selfie and iced tea. Beautiful day here, 80 degrees with a nice breeze. ❤
We walked a lot! So many steps over these beautiful stones.
The waterfall is gorgeous. I love the contrast of the flat, cut parts rock and the rough, natural parts.
Just look at this! Swoon. Arranging nature into artwork. Brilliance!


I should say that we saw more than the garden above, and the paintings below. However, the other paintings, sculptures, stained glass, and illuminated books were so thought-provoking, and consequently “discussion-starting”, that taking a picture seemed silly.

Also, I love Impressionism. 🙂


Beautiful blues in this classic Claude Monet painting
This exquisitely detailed, Realist painting? Yes, also by Monet (same as above)! I was so surprised! Doesn’t have the Impressionistic look we normally associate with Monet.
Love the classic Impressionist details in this painting by Paul Cézanne. Green, blue, and red for the shading and detailing of the dress and face. Wonderful!
These bright, vibrant colors could only be from one man, Vincent Van Gogh. Absolutely perfect.

Mailing a letter

We needed an outing this morning. Conveniently, I had a note to send (that was very delayed), but no stamp. So! Off we went down the street to the post office, it’s about a block and a half from our home.

Who knew the post office was such a place of awe and wonder.
This little guy was so happy to be with me in this new place, and since there were not many people there, I let him wander.

He wandered. 🙂

Saturday Evening Post, February 18, 1922
(Found on here)

These photos reminded me of Normal Rockwell paintings. Little, normal moments, beautifully captured. I’m not an artist like him, nor am I particularly good at photography, I mostly just had my phone out at the right moment.

We are trying to see what is walking distance from our house. So far, it’s the post office, the bank, and a little cafe. We need some cooler mornings so we can explore. I love exploring with my little boy. Can you believe he’s going to be 2?! I can’t!



Soli Deo Gloria!