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Showing posts from April, 2016


Picture your dream home. I bet it's not filled with clutter, am I right? The photo you pinned on pinterest of the perfectly staged home doesn't have stacks of papers on the dining room table does it? Or clutter filling up every nook and cranny on the bookshelves? Or in the garage? Yeah, neither does my dream home.

We thought we'd share with you our progress for decluttering our home and simplifying our lives (we shared about starting the process here). Over the course of about eight weeks, we've downsized a TON. We've gotten rid of four loads of stuff in our 4Runner and donated to garage sales and to our local teen challenge. We've sold items on CraigsList and we've given stuff away to friends.  It really is amazing how quickly things accumulate! Here is a list of what we've accomplished and what's left to do (as far as we know). Check back periodically for more updates on our progress and tips for how you can simplify your life!
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TWO YEARS | remembering our miscarriage

We all have that day. The day when our world changed forever. For us, it was the day we lost our little one. I don't cry much anymore, but I remember. The pain isn't raw as it once was, but I will never forget.
I remember the day I found out I was pregnant. The day I told my husband he was a daddy to be. I remember the dreams we had for this baby. Our hopes. Our plans. Our future. I remember our normally un-snuggly dog coming up to me and nuzzling her head under my arm pit, resting her head on my belly as if she knew there was a little life growing inside of me. I remember the prayers. So many prayers. We prayed every night for this baby of ours. For their future. For their health. For their life. The unbelievable love.
The warmth of the sun and the smell in the air.
I remember the darkness descending. The blood. The emergency room. The tests. The feelings of fear. The spoken words. The reality dawning. The unimaginable pain.
The surgery.
The pain isn't raw as it once was…