This Little Light of Mine

Today is Thursday, which means it’s popcorn day at Brynn’s school!  In exchange for a quarter, the kids purchase popcorn from the PTA on Thursdays.  This is…a very big deal.  As in, it’s in my calendar with an alert and we do NOT forget to send a quarter in her lunch bag on Thursdays, lest […]

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Anger Issues

Trey and I have been journaling goals in the coolest goal planner that Trey gifted to us both for Christmas.  We’ve started bringing them to church Sunday mornings and including our convictions.  On the ride home Sunday, Trey volunteered that his conviction this week was to begin praying for his anger towards the kids when they act […]

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A Bunch of Blue Eggs

We are in the early stages of teaching Jaxon to pray.  We break up the prayer into short, repeat-after-me snippets. Us: Dear Jesus Jax: Dear Jesus Us: Thank you for my family Jax: Fank you for my fam-a-we … I could listen to that precious chubby cheek 3yr old voice all day long.  Anyway, tonight’s […]

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Our Happy Announcement

Today started like any other day.  I woke up late, raced Brynn to the bus stop, and went about my daily business.  Hubs and I spent the prior night hashing out the timing once more of the adoption we’ve been saving and planning and praying on for years.  Trey once again gave me the green […]

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I remember…a Kindergarten Post

I remember… I remember those 2 pink lines.  5am.  Bathroom floor.  Uncontrollable sobbing.  2 years of infertility.  Finished.  She was here and she was mine.  A miracle baby.  My miracle baby. I remember the first time I heard her heartbeat.  I needed to hear it again.  Again and again and again.  I bought a doppler […]

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Provision & Protection

There are times in parenting that cause me to pause and take heart.  Some make me smile, some bring concern, while others take my breath away.  We pray nightly with our kids.  The most common things we pray for include gratitude for provision (thank you God for our home, family, food, etc) and protection (please […]

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Today’s Mischief

I certainly did not expect to post twice in one day, but it turns out it’s a two post kind of day.  Baby Girl’s on a role. My morning began with this conversation: Brynn’s dancing around the living room and I smell poop. Me: “Brynn, did you poop?”Brynn: “Noooo.”Me: BRYNN, did you poop?”Brynn: “Noooo.”Me: “BRYNN, […]

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Raising Girls, Part 3: Let her Date her Daddy

The Happy Duo on Zoo Day Last Wednesday night, I had a MOPS dinner commitment and Daddy was to feed Brynn and take her to small group at Church.  Trey came home to announce that he planned to take her to Chick-Fil-A for dinner.  I immediately saw this as a sneaky attempt to bypass Leftover […]

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Raising Girls, Part 2: Teach Her What You Know

Several weeks ago, I made the decision that it was high time I introduce Brynn to another important first…making cookies with Mommy.  And not just any cookies; Daddy’s all time favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!  I led my mini-apprentice into the pantry and began dolling out simple tasks.  Please go put this flour on […]

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Daddy is not Jesus

This one was just too funny to lump with the rest of Brynn’s From the Mouths of Babes funnies.  I thought it earned its own post.Brynn woke around 2am a few nights ago.  We’re in the midst of potty training, so I helped her stumble to the potty, pee, and get back in bed.  Upon […]

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DIY Nap Mat

4 years ago, the nesting that started as my deep rooted desire to have a child morphed into a little business I’m proud to call Raney Day Designs.  Having recently married my awesome hubs and moved into his bachelor pad, I had a strong urge to give the home a much needed feminine touch by […]

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