Nothing I can say is appropriate for today’s post. Whitney’s strength she has found in our God is the biggest testament of faith I can safely say I have ever seen. Her family has changed this community in a way that makes me never want to leave. Her arms may feel empty this Mother’s Day […]



Carrie and I became friends in eighth grade. We played middle school basketball together. (Did you know I was such a stellar athlete? Kidding–Carrie went on to play college basketball. Me? I quit after that one year.) Like Katy, Carrie and I immediately clicked. We did everything together then and in high school, that time together continued. […]

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Katy and I met at a faculty meeting when her husband became my assistant principal two years ago. I was that hoarder that had baby toys in my classroom and it worked out perfectly to occupy her then two year old. We clicked immediately and she is definitely that friend that once meeting her, you […]

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I am so honored some of my friends chose to write about their mothers. But you must know this, these are not the only incredible mothers I know. Yesterday, when I shared Brandy’s post on Facebook, I stated: “You already know I live in a small town. But in the tiny town we call home, […]

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When I dreamed up this crazy idea, I assumed I would go first or last in telling my story. When I sent out the text about the idea, I even told Whitney that I would probably go last but then started to think I may should go first to kick it off. Then, Brandy sent […]

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To the Coach’s Wife…

I see you sitting there…waiting up. Waiting on every play by play and what he could’ve called differently. I see you rolling over as his alarm goes off the very next morning for early practice. Or to pick up a child. Meanwhile it’s still dark outside and your own kids are waiting. Asking. “Where’s Daddy?” […]



Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (NIV) Psalm […]


Christmas Traditions | DIY Gift Wrap

I’m stealing ideas from my childhood these days (not the one where Austin (my brother) and I wear matching pajamas until I get married) but the idea of wrapping gifts the way my mom did by involving my brother and me. There’s just something about tradition (so sorry, kids. you’ll have matching pajamas forever). But the older […]

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What’s in a Name?

When I was pregnant with Cray, we absolutely knew we loved the name Calhoun for a girl. And then, he was a boy and we could not decide on a name. Unfortunately, during my pregnancy, both of my grandfathers passed away. But from those losses came the birth of Charles Raymond, or more affectionately, Cray. […]