my greatest joy.

April 14, 2018

We just left the service for my Grandad, to honor his life. 99 years- truly amazing. 

"Kenneth contributed greatly to medical research. In 1963 he reported a new surgical technique for reconstruction of the(ACL), which is today known as the "Jones Procedure.” Athletes from around the world pour out gratitude for the ways that surgery impacts their lives. He pioneered in many many ways beyond this. 

I sat there and was overwhelmed again with the beauty of life. The true honor it is to be here living and breathing and how I hope so much to use each day to its fullest. I looked at each of our kiddos and had to fight the waive of fear that can sometimes creep in when we are reminded how fragile our days are. I find myself wrestling and begging God to give me the time here to love them and help them and walk beside them. How Id take any of their heartaches for them in a moment, Please Lord let them fall on me. 

I can truly say the greatest accomplishment, the greatest dream come true and the greatest joy of my life is that of being a mom. Never a moment will that beautiful honor and responsibility be lost on me. Even at ages 9, 7, 5 and 1 the people our children are - they are my greatest pride and greatest inspiration. 

Thankful for the lives that have gone before me to lead the way. Grandad, we love you.

Home Tour: Adelaide's room

April 02, 2018


April 01, 2018

chasing your dreams.

March 30, 2018

I laid in bed last night with my heart pounding out of my chest thinking about all the people whose lives were changing this month with what I do with my job.

"Some people long for a life that is simple and planned 
Tied with a ribbon 
Some people won't sail the sea 'cause they're safer on land 
To follow what's written 
But I'd follow you to the great unknown 
Off to a world we call our own"

Its scary to take leaps, to be vulnerable, to chase something. 
What an honor it is to have a job that ignites dreams in peoples hearts. It births belief, changes lives and unlocks destinies. 
Today with my kiddos I suddenly had tears streaming down my cheeks “ mama what?!”… Happy tears! 
The last week of the month is called the “end of the month hustle” which is a whole lot of cheering on people we love and a whole lot of happy tears. We have already OVER 500 people on my team flip ranks just this month and that number will grow drastically tomorrow, the last day of the month. 
Thank you Lord, for placing the dream in our hearts. I'm humbled to be a part of something so so much bigger than myself. Thank you for every yes and for honoring each one.

3 1/2 years for me. 
We had just moved out of our home, sold tons of what we owned. I was sitting on the edge of our bed in the One Bedroom we were all living in together while we waited to see what is next? I had been praying, what is my next step? 
Have I been forgotten? 
Where do you want me Lord? 
Within a 24 hours period I got a text and 2 emails from 3 people who have no connection with each other and all 3 said word for words the same thing. And all 3 used the same bible verse. They all had the exact same message to me and all the exact same details. 
"He has a plan for your family. He will bring it to you, no need to chase or pursue. He will bring it in His own time. BIG things, believe big, dream big, expect big, receive big and ask big!"

There was a lot of details in each that were the same. It left me alone on the edge of that bed with a lot faith that these words were true. 
Matthew 5:14-16 
You are the light of the world. A town on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.

I am grateful for all of you have said YES....who have taken the leap. 
I am grateful that your stories are being written. What an honor to step back and watch the pen begin to write them out. 

We have ONE life, what are you going to do with this one, beautiful, precious life you have been given? 
This was my reality 5 years ago I share my story over and over because my hope is that something in it, will spark something in you.

No security, no direction, no financial freedom. Just prayers and hope that God had a plan for our family. and He did. Thank goodness His plans are way more creative and better than my own. Remember this is REAL and it can happen to YOU. Not just the girl next to you, YOU.

and because I am talking about income- here is the YL income disclosure // here

Nine today.

March 22, 2018

What a year, goodness Aiden this year I saw you be so incredibly brave. You have been through so much yet have such a precious, tender spirit and attitude. 

Your sweet teacher grabbed you in carpool the other day and looked you in your eyes and told you how brave you are. We are all so proud of you. The way you have navigated everything with such sweetness and such a positive spirit. You are such a special boy Aiden. 

Every year when I do my kiddos birthday posts I get so emotional. It's like a tradition for me to sit at my computer looking through photos with a good playlist on and tears streaming down my face. Looking back through photos, laughing and crying through the memories.

It's always really hard for me letting go. I LOVE watching you grow and change and sour but have this bittersweet tug of watching it all go too fast. 

 I can't believe it has been nine years. I will never forget the day that I met you for the first time- my heart will never ever ever be the same. 

As long as I can remember I have wanted to be a mom. And on March 22 that dream came true for the first time. I love you with all my heart & soul sweet boy. Thank you for being more than a dream come true.

You light up every room, you change people's hearts, you touch people's lives. I've told you for years that you were created for something special and i cannot wait to watch and see. 

happy birthday my boy! 

Home Tour: The Playroom.

March 20, 2018