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blog post #1

well, i had to start sometime, right? i don't know if it was a NY resolution or what, but here it is: my first "personal blog" post. i've always been an off-and-on "journal-er", and it's been sort of a therapy for me like it is for a lot of people. i may not be witty or funny, and maybe my life isn't that interesting... but then again, maybe this 'lil blog will be useful for someone. i'll be posting here and there about life, love, babies, silly things, great finds, work, and very probably- my walk with Jesus. it'll just be my life. nothing will be left out {except probably politics :) } soooo... 5 things about me?

1. i believe in the "Word became flesh". i believe that Jesus Christ was born to a virgin, to become the atonement for the sin of mankind. i believe that all who believe in Him will be saved. i believe it's that simple. i believe He actively intercedes on our behalf, at the right hand of God Almighty. i believe because i've experienced a Grace and a Love that i cannot deny. i've experienced the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. the very spirit of Jesus Himself. i believe because everything in my bones tells me to. i know that i know that i KNOW that Jesus Christ became a man so that He could die, to erase my sin, so that i could live a life on earth that was free from the bondage of sin, and so that i could live a life eternally with my Creator in Heaven, worshiping Him. forever. :)

2. i am a wife to my high school sweetheart. we have now been together for over ten years and i would not have chosen to live life any other way. somehow i just knew that i would marry this boy, from the time i was sixteen years old... i just knew. i still look at him and see the quarterback of the football team. i see him in khakis and a white polo shirt. i see him as the skinny, pimply faced boy who told me he loved me in a note, after dating for 4 months. we have a history. it's not perfect, but it's us... and i love it! and i love him. i love him as a business man- always thinking up new ways to make money. i love him as a football coach- doing what he absolutely loves and can't get enough of. i love him as a husband, a provider, an encourager, and a man. i love him as a father to our little baby girl. i love him as the one who said {when we decided to try to get pregnant} that "i think if we have a baby, it will give me a better idea of how God feels about us. He just loves us unconditionally, because we're His children. and there's nothing we can do to change that. i'm ready to know how that feels." and i love him as the one who was so sad to find out that i was NOT pregnant, two weeks ago, because he wants another girl. immediately.

3. i am mother to {in my humble and completely *biased* opinion} THEE most amazing human being that has ever lived. she is simply delightful. the easiest baby you'll ever know. she smiles and waves and laughs and jumps up and down {on my hip, of course}... she makes everyone around her just *melt*. and she's only 8 months old. seriously she's already wrapped around my finger....

4. i'm obsessed with making hair accessories for babies :) seriously. Baby Flair Boutique is my latest venture, and i think about it constantly! check out my Etsy shop and my blog. i can't get enough of it, and i'm tirelessly working to better my product and refine my product line. i'm learning aaaaallllll about the CPSC {Consumer Product Safety Commission} and their crazy strict laws for children's product manufacturers {and yes, "manufacturer" includes me, a mommie, working at her kitchen table, folding up fabric to make a flower to stick on a headband....} i'm learning how to be creative and stay in business despite it all, and maybe because of it all.

5. i
ice cream. i blog-surfing. i ♥ coffee {more specifically, soy lattes, with one pump of vanilla :)} i snowboarding. i target. i anthropologie's home wares. i photoshop and digital scrapbooking. i singing. i organizing. i romantic comedies. i jane austen. ibeth moore. i traveling. i Florence, Italy. i gelato. isitting around a table with empty dinner plates, with a bunch of close wonderful friends, just chatting, playing cards, or whatever. i date nights out with my husband {which needs to happen a LOT more often}. i being a mommie. i that my guy 's being a daddy just as much. i researching natural living- organics, local farms, non-toxic cleaning products, alternative medicine, etc. i the look of books on a bookshelf. i Etsy. i christmastime....

there's so much more. that's all for now. enjoy :)


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