Monday, December 15, 2014

What I've Been Up To + I'M BACK To Blogging For Good

Can I just say how proud I am? Looking back, I now realize how much I doubted my capabilities. I have always said, "I want to do it all." And now, I feel like I can do it all. Over the past two years...
  • I successfully managed a full time career as an Academic Advisor
  • I've managed to be the best wife I can be to my husband
  • I drew a million times closer to God
  • We went through the IVF process

And oh yeah...
  • I also earned my Master of Arts degree (as of Saturday, December 13)

Um heck yes, I wanted to quit. In fact, this past summer, I dropped a class (which I ended up re-taking in the fall semester.) I was just over it. But God helped me overcome. Every victory is His! I won't ramble on about this, because I can't imagine it's too exciting for y'all, but it feels good. I have always been an advocate for education (hellur, that's what my Masters degree is in), so if you're ever doubting if you should get your degree - whether Bachelors, Masters or higher - I vote yes!

For me, however, I don't see myself adding the word "Dr." before my name anytime soon. MAYBE after my children grow up. We'll see. Until then, I will honor God with giving me the strength to pull through this M.A. degree!

On another note, baby and I have been enjoying life together. During Chrsitmas break, you know that I will be crafting up things for bebe's room. We find out the gender in 3 DAYS (assuming baby cooperates!) And look at this presh onesie that we just bought for him or her:
Although I have a tendency to majorly dislike Gender Neutral clothes, this is just darling. If it's a boy, he can wear jeans with it. If it's a girl, she can wear a big ole orange bow. We figured it was obligatory to buy this considering both momma and daddy got their Bachelors and Masters from SHSU.

Anyways, let's talk about blogging. Now that I no longer have schoolwork to keep me busy, I am back to blogging for good! This excites me. I may be rusty at first since I unofficially took the fall semester off with blogging, minus a few exceptions. I definitely don't want to bore my readers, but the only thing I know how to do is to be myself and write about life.

I envision writing a lot about baby Skinner, many recaps on the messages at church, and even Pinterest-inspired posts. I also plan to write more blog posts about recipes. Here lately, although you wouldn't know it, I have been trying all kinds of new recipes. A good blogger should always share a good recipe or two. I may even do a little deep talk here and there. For example, I have to say this really quickly while I'm thinking about it:

<begin deep talk>

I don't just say the words "I was meant to be a mom" just because I feel like it's "what I should be doing at this stage in my life." NO. I was genuinely created, by my Savior, to bear my husband's child. This is a fact. Some people are meant to lead missionaries. Some people are called to sing loud praises. Me? I am designed to be a mother who teachers her babies about Christ. (It's true.) Whether it's a friend or a stranger, I want to be known for what God has called me to be.

<end deep talk>

And that's a wrap for today. I could totally write more, but this is getting entirely too long. Who is excited about Christmas? After all, it's the happiest time of the year! Peace and blessings to each and every one of my readers.


  1. CONGRATS, LADY! So proud of you, getting your masters is NO JOKE ! WAY TO FLIPPIN' GO!

    So glad you'll be able to blog more, I've missed your pretty face and fun posts around this joint! And I can't wait to find out about baby S....I vote PINK! Tiara! Tutu!

  2. CONGRATS!! I love how your black KS earrings look w/ your gown!! I have very similar feelings about school. Very similar. That it is always worth the hard work and sacrifice. How amazing it feels to reach an accomplishment. And the most is that I could not do it alone. I really feel a lot of my grades in school have been with the help of God.

  3. Congrats sweet girl :) So very happy for you...

  4. Congrats, you should be SO proud! That is just awesome!!

  5. Hey boo boo!! Congrats on everything.....a good friend of mine told me to drink orange juice before my anatomy scan to get him/her to move around a bit. It worked for her when she found out the gender...and it could be just a coincidence but my little peanut had his legs spread wide so we could see EXACTLY what he was! He was jumping all over that screen! It might not help at all.....but it doesn't hurt!

  6. Congratulations! Welcome back!!

  7. Congratulations!!! So many exciting and happy things going on for you and your family! I'm happy you're back to blogging :) Oh, and cannot wait to hear what the gender is!!! I'm guessing girl!

  8. Congrats on graduating!! I was JUST thinking of you today and wondering how you were doing!!! :) Hope baby cooperates! I can't wait to hear!

  9. Congrats!!! You should feel so proud :)