Category: Blog

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Next construction project: Nursery

In the past several months of summer, my heart was stirring. I could feel deep down that God was preparing me for something, I just couldn’t figure out what, so I was completely miserable. I prayed for what I thought I had needed, but I heard no answer. As if these months of my heart being in turmoil wasn’t enough, Kendall unfortunately had to … Read More Next construction project: Nursery

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He had my heart at concrete.

I fell in love because of concrete. You know, it doesn’t sound near as romantic when I actually say it out loud, but it’s true. Before I ever stepped into the Chamber world, I worked out on a ranch camp and retreat center in the middle of nowhere. Because it was in the middle of nowhere and I saw the same 5 people every … Read More He had my heart at concrete.

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The 22 Mile Home Photo Shoot

Ever since my sweet Kendall and I met, I’ve had a dear fried whose name just so happens to be Courtney right there with us to document every single milestone of our lives together. She was there for me before Kendall ever came along with my broken engagement. She was right here with me to celebrate an engagement that I knew wouldn’t be broken. … Read More The 22 Mile Home Photo Shoot

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The 22 Mile Farm.

With graduation looming in the air, I am reminded of the vicious cycle I have had to endure when I was deciding what I wanted to be when I grow up. You know the drill. When you’re little, you think you know for sure what you want to be, then you get to high school and have no idea, only to finally pick a … Read More The 22 Mile Farm.

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The pretty progress.

The minute that I knew this home would be ours, my imagination wheels started churning and I was already longing for the day when I’d be able to decorate our new home. At first, I felt a little bit cheated as I had no idea how much labor I’d have to go through in order to get to the decorating stage. Though those days … Read More The pretty progress.

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The knock on the door that I’ll never forget.

Never in a million years did I think my Monday evening would turn out like it just did tonight. After a day back at work, I came home to make Kendall and I supper and then we retreated away into our room to watch a movie and unwind. About an hour into our movie, the dog started barking as though the world were coming … Read More The knock on the door that I’ll never forget.

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The painting party.

The very first time that I stepped into what would eventually become our forever home, I immediately began to dream about how I’d make this place our own. I knew right away that the bright salmon colors, the baby blues and the tacky wall quote clings would be the first things to go. I spent countless late nights on Pinterest pinning my inspiration and … Read More The painting party.

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The depressive days of dust.

In the past few weeks, I believe that I have officially entered in to a new kind of “low” as I live in the midst of our construction war zone. Even though my sweet Kendall and I decided to bite the bullet and hire a sheet rocker to finish our upstairs walls and we see new progress every day, the process has been completely … Read More The depressive days of dust.

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Happy Birthday, Handy Man.

On the night before Valentine’s Day, after my Kendall had fallen asleep and I tip toed over our squeaky hallway floors to set out his gifts and a card, I had an epiphany. As I was writing down a small note to my husband in the obnoxiously over sized card that I got him, I wrote my typical “I appreciate you and all of … Read More Happy Birthday, Handy Man.

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Shiplap on my mind.

In the past few weeks as progress has continued here at our 22 mile home,  we are nearly reaching the time that I’ve been waiting for ever since we ripped down the first piece of old sheet rock from our walls… making things look pretty again.  On such a Sunday as this, I’m sure a lot of people have got football on their brains, … Read More Shiplap on my mind.

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Renovation progress on pause.

As much as I love to see progress continue here at the 22 mile home, I will be the first to admit that I can feel a little bit overwhelmed at times with the work load ahead of us and sometimes crave a weekend getaway. Kendall, of course, will never complain and will take each day head on and full steam ahead. There are … Read More Renovation progress on pause.

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Snowed in.

I remember “back in the day” when the best three words that any mother could utter were “No school today!” You knew immediately that once you heard those blessed words,  the rest of the day was dedicated solely to doing nothing, except maybe watch a movie or five. Now that I’ve become an adult, snow takes on a whole new level of meaning. It … Read More Snowed in.