More, please

Every morning I try to set aside time to read my Bible and write in my journal. My first order of business is thanking God. 

Life has been so beautifully full lately. I keep thinking I’ll have more, please, if that is your will, God. 

Life isn’t always easy, but it is incredibly blessed. The hard days are blessings in their own special way. The good days are absolutely amazing, and I want to soak it all in.

I’ll take more sunrises. More mornings eating breakfast outside. More evenings weeding the garden. More walks with Lola.


I’ll take more time with my sister. More acro yoga. More laughing. More watching her grow up into the amazing woman God made her to be. (P.S. Hannah started a blog!)


I’ll take more celebrations. More birthday parties. More get-togethers. More date nights. More time meeting new people. I went to my friend Kim’s house for her daughter Annabelle’s first birthday party and it was such a beautiful celebration. I can’t believe sweet Annabelle Grace is a year old!

Annabelle Birthday

I’ll take more renovations. More time making our house a home. More happy exhaustion from hard work. More trips to hardware stores to wander around aimlessly.

Bathroom Work

I’ll take more of Pittsburgh. More baseball games. More exploring the city. More new restaurants. More adventures.

PNC Park

I’ll also take more time spent with God. More journaling and Bible studying. More writing. More Pinterest browsing. More time spent reading and listening to podcasts. More traveling. More smiles. More coffee. More photography. More sleeping in. More staying up late. More drawing and painting. More deep conversations.

Thank you, God. If it’s your will, I’ll take more, please 🙂

What will you take more of in your life?

So much creation!

I think the “theme” of my life lately is creation. I feel like I have 571 million pictures to share, but I’m going to stick with my creation theme, and share six recent creations!

1. Jimmy and I attended Fort Ligonier Days on October 12th, and I was “on assignment” for the newspaper, so I created a news report on the fun festival.


2. Jimmy created this outdoor fire pit as a birthday gift for my brother. He has got some serious welding skills.


3. Knowing my brothers affinity for spicy sauces, I created some jalapeno sauce for his birthday.



4. Hannah, Jimmy, and I created a mess trying to carve pumpkins. I’m the only one out of the three of us that actually carved a pumpkin! They both didn’t know what to carve, so they didn’t carve anything, haha. By the way, my carving is supposed to be a flower…

PicMonkey Collage

5. My mom and I created fall wreaths together! I might post more about this another time, but it was so much fun. We each made a wreath so she can have one for our house, and I can have one for my house next year.

PicMonkey Collage2

6. While buying wreath supplies at the craft store, I picked up a sketchbook, and created some silly drawings instead of doing homework. Drawing turned out to be way more fun than doing homework!


PicMonkey Collage3

What have you created lately?