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The Sun Will Rise

By Nikole / June 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

(11 minute read – Sermon from 6/16/2016) If you’ve been listening to the news this past week, you’ve likely been reminded of all that’s wrong in this world. Where the beauty and hope and love you started believing in seems to have been swallowed up in the recent tragedies that…

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The Irony of Motherhood

By Nikole / May 7, 2016 / 0 Comments

As a mother, I am so incredibly fried. Anyone else feeling that way? I have an amazing husband and 3 beautiful children and yet… the sleep deprivation, the discipline, the nursing, the changing of diapers, the battles at bedtime, the sibling fights, the messes, the dishes, the laundry, the toys, the…

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My homebirth with Judah

By Nikole / February 24, 2016 / 4 Comments

(Trigger: this post contains detailed accounts of birth and pain) For those of you who are friends with me on social media, you’ve already seen some of our photos from our homebirth. And can I just say how thankful I am for our photographers? They sure captured such beautiful moments…

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TGIF! or is it?

By Nikole / November 13, 2015 / 1 Comment

  (Image: Stuart Richards) Friday is always a glorious day. It means the long week is finally coming to a close. It means John is going to be home to help out with the kiddos and the house. And it means I can actually try to get some last minute chores…

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Celebrating Our Unexpected Gift

By Nikole / November 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Friends, we are 5 weeks into postpartum, and while my brain is fried from sleep deprivation, my heart is so very full. Holding sweet Judah in my arms has changed so many things for me. Before he was born, I was nervous I wouldn’t feel bonded to him. I was afraid…

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Our Brand New Bedroom!

By Nikole / October 11, 2015 / 2 Comments

**So I’m gathering the fact that Baby has determined to become an October baby. He wants nothing to do with mid-September, so he’s choosing a whole new month for himself! So while my 42 week belly and I wait for his arrival, I thought I’d finally post pictures of our…

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It's Happening, Folks…

By Nikole / September 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

Well, we are officially at 40 weeks over here! Which means baby will be arriving any day now, whether I’m ready or not. It’s still surreal to think that I’ll be holding a newborn in my arms anytime now! Am I really ready for this?? Can I do the whole…

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Exchanging my Regret for our Gift

By Nikole / September 11, 2015 / 12 Comments

Guys. We are just 1 week’ish away from baby being here. I can’t believe it! He’s moving around like crazy and causing me to pee every hour but even with the interrupted sleep and my terribly slow waddle, I am FINALLY, finally at a place where I feel ready to…

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9 Ways to Make an Extrovert Cry While Painting a Room

By Nikole / July 10, 2015 / 4 Comments

Here’s a recap of my two days of painting our master bedroom this past Sunday and Monday and what I learned. Tuck these nuggets of wisdom away for when you consider painting on your own, fellow extroverts. 1. First, leave her by herself in the room. This alone is likely enough to…

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To Moms Who Feel Like Failures

By Nikole / May 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

This winter was the hardest winter our family has experienced in the past six years. Having lost our income for several months to becoming unexpectedly pregnant to letting go of a lifelong dream as well as having my best friend be nearly killed by a drunk driver, I had hit a new low…

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