Late Night Thoughts // Changes


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” - Maya Angelou


As we were driving home with the kiddos tonight, Jon asked me to look up some inspirational quotes to discuss with them. This one really resonated with me. Often times I look at people who are more successful than I am and wonder why I’m not on the same level as they are. I catch myself comparing myself to the butterflies and feeling like I’m just a caterpillar. But really, I’m like the goop inside of my own little cocoon…Working hard every day at shaping myself into the butterfly that I want to become.

Change can feel intimidating, but really it’s what we need. After all, it is the only thing that’s constant in life. So here’s a reminder, to you and to myself, to be patient… Appreciate the changes that you need to go through in order to get to where you’re going. Some day you’ll be the butterfly.


Everlee Brianne // 2 Months Old // The Little Things

The Little Things

Being this is my last baby, I feel like I’m treasuring each little milestone even more than before. Everlee has been smiling up a storm lately! She loves it when I smile and talk to her, standing up (assisted of course) and she just adores her older siblings. She also loves it when people sing to her. Big sister Berlyn made up a song that goes something like “Everlee, Everlee, can’t get enough of that Everlee…” *doo doo do doo doo do* and I kid you not, it will keep this baby quiet the whole way from Wymore to Fairbury.

She has been sleeping through the night better, loving bath time more than ever, and trying to roll over from her belly to her back. Her hair is crazy (and getting long!) and her eyes are still a beautiful baby blue (mama hopes they stay that way). She’s finding her voice and acting like a little diva already. I am so in love with all that she is and look forward to seeing what a beautiful little lady she becomes.