Holy Cow! I’m having a baby in 2 weeks… and going to influence 3 weeks after that. What the what?!
Okay. Well… let me breathe for a second and then I will tell you a few things about the face behind this pretty little blog that rarely gets updated lately.
From what I’ve read and been told conferences can be awkward, especially if you don’t know anyone. So the sweet ladies behind this incredible conference decided to try to cut the awkward by doing a quick little meet and great this side of the computer screen until we are all up in each others business.
Three get to know me items
(this might actually turn into a ramble… sometimes I ramble… does that count as one?)
I am a wife and Mama. I ADORE my husband. Seriously. I know we probably all say this, but he is literally my absolute everything on this planet. Jesus and then my man… which is actually a struggle that I work on daily, putting the Lord before him. Trusting God over him. He’s the perfect fit for me and our family and I am so glad that we found each other and have stuck it out when things are hard. It’s completely and totally worth it to be in this place in life with him. We make some pretty amazing babies. So far we have two babies… we have a 19 month old daughter and a 37 week old baby in utero who will be here in 2 weeks (via csection-blah). Crazytown.
I write all the time, but struggle to hit publish. I have about 20 posts that are saved to drafts… that I haven’t posted. I need to get over it and actually turn this blog into a thing… that I have felt led to do for a long time. This is one area that I trust neither Jesus or my husband. They have both been prompting and supporting me to write more publicly for years, and I’ve only went for it a handful of times. There are always such good excuses as to why we shouldn’t put ourselves out there, aren’t there? I’m working on it. Promise. Accountability please?
We are super passionate about adoption and cannot wait to grow our family in this way. We love love love kids and the idea of a huge family. I have wanted to adopt since I was really young, and luckily my husband shares that passion. Also this works out because for me, being pregnant is hellacious. (Is that seriously not a word? Come on spell check.) I throw up for 9 months and I fall in love with the maker of zofran all over again.
I loooooooove music. Like crazy love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Music. Music. Music!!!!!
Bonus Item Number Two
I way overuse !!!!!! I swear I don’t talk with that much exclamation. I actually have a kind of monotone man voice. You’ll see.
Two Things I most looking forward to about the CONFERENCE!
Meeting new ladies! Building new community. Hearing the speakers… how did they find the group of women that I would have picked to hear at my dream conference? Seriously?! Jami Nato! Nish Weiseth! And of course the lovely ladies that put this conference together… Jessi Connolly! Hayley Morgan! Casey Wiegand!
Staying in a hotel. Seriously I love staying at hotels. Tiny shampoos. As many towels as you want… and you don’t have to wash them. What??? Hotel breakfast. Mmmm. Yeah. Hotels.
One Three Thing Things I can’t leave home without
iPhone with lots of pictures of my family. Music. Water.
So Ladies! I canNOT wait to meet you. Let’s hang out. Drink coffee? Wear stripes. Sleep in hotel beds! Listen to awesome awesome women about what Jesus has done and is doing in their lives in real life and online. I can’t explain how much I need this conference and you women. This is coming at a crazy time, but a perfect time. I need Jesus and I need community. I can’t wait to experience both with you. Love you all already.