30 January 2014

I interrupt this blogging hiatus to bring you...


We survived Snowmageddon 2014! And you know what? We had a blast! 
(you thought I was going to say I'm pregnant didn't you? haha)

It was crazy how fast and hard the snow came. We were not expecting it at all. Which led to all the traffic and congestion and horrible-ness that happened in Atlanta. I know most people are going to say that "yes, you knew," but here where I live, we didn't get included in the warning until after the first snow flakes started falling. Big surprise to us!

It was a mess. But a beautiful mess. So many people helping others. It was a beautiful thing to see all those people helping each other out. Teachers and principals sleeping at their schools with students and keeping spirits up. People going back out with food and water to help those who were stranded in their cars. People opening up their homes and stores. It was amazing to see. It was also chaos. My mom was stuck at her school until after 11 and my dad had to walk home. Thankfully, all we had to do Tuesday was in the morning, so we were home by a little after noon. It had been snowing for noon hours by then and there was already icy spots on the road (I know, I hit one). 

But we are safe and we are warm and we had fun playing in Bug's first snow. There's still some out there, but it's starting to melt. I'm praying that the refreeze tonight isn't too bad, but I'm not getting my hopes up. The hubs went back to work tonight and was out and about and said that the road outside our neighborhood was still pretty bad.

I hope everyone else out there is doing well and weathering this storm and staying warm!

I hope to resume blogging on a "normal" basis Monday. It all depends on Bug's sleeping habits. I'm hoping my good sleeper comes back!

26 January 2014

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

Motherhood has it's seriousness and frustration as well as it's laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Brittany from Sweet Country Roots. Her post was my favorite last week as well as she addressed the question we all dread "Are You Having More Kids?"
It's time we stop letting our culture tell us how many kids is "appropriate". That is something between ourselves, our spouse and the Lord! 
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Alrighty, now it's time to link up your posts!

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

22 January 2014

I'm Alive

I promise I'm still here. Things have just been insane, Bug has been going through a growth spurt that comes along with turning 1. This growth spurt comes along with not sleeping and only taking one nap. Thus not allowing me to get any blogging that I would like to do done. On top of that, our little family has come down with colds, so our energy levels have dropped drastically.

So until we get back into a steady routine, if you're looking for a place to follow our adventures, feel free to check out my instagram account: @alliw009

Here's a picture of Bug fully appreciating her smash cake to make your Wednesday better.


20 January 2014

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

Motherhood has it's seriousness and frustration as well as it's laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


 This week's most viewed link belongs to Kelsey from Pardon My French. Her post titled The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of was a glimpse into the reality of motherhood. The picture below pretty well explains it :) Thanks Kelsey for your honest, humorous post!


And now I am excited to introduce our new co-host Heather from Like A Morning Cup Of Coffee!

Heather has a sweet baby girl just like the rest of us co-hosts. We like to stick together I guess :) We are excited to have Heather join us for many reasons but especially because we love her heart for the Lord, for motherhood and for family. That's exactly what we are striving for here at the Mommy Moments Link Up. Welcome to the team Heather!

Alrighty, now it's time to link up your posts!

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

13 January 2014

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

Motherhood has it's seriousness and frustration as well as it's laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!


 This week's most viewed link belongs to Brittany from Sweet Country Roots. Her post titled For All Future Mamas was one of the truest and sweetest posts I've ever read. I often think about the fact that no one could have prepared me for the emotions of motherhood and the love that is so overwhelming!
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I also want to wish a very special Happy Birthday to Sarah's sweet baby Aislynn! It doesn't seem like a year ago that our sweet baby girls were just being born. My, how time has flown! Happy 1st Birthday Miss Aislynn!!
Photo: When I was going through all of the birthday pictures, this one melted my heart.  I couldn't wait until tomorrow to show you :)

Alrighty, now it's time to link up your posts!

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
<div align="center"><a href="http://the-life-of-faith.blogspot.com//search/label/baby" title="The Life Of Faith"><img src="http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k537/faithkonrath/mommymomentsbutton.jpg" alt="The Life Of Faith" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

07 January 2014

Someone's Turning 1!

A certain little girl is turning 1 next Friday! I can't believe it! When did she get this big? Wasn't she just born? I mean, come on people! I can't have a(n almost) 1 year old!

In true 1 year old fashion, we're planning a party for the Saturday after her birthday!

Here is a copy of the invite:


We are going with a winter one-derland theme, basing it off of Mickey in Wonderland (from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), only we're putting a winter spin on it. Complete with a hot chocolate and candy bar. 

I'm super excited about everything! Be on the lookout in a couple weeks for pictures from the party. And to see some of my inspiration check out my First Birthday pinterest board!

06 January 2014

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

Motherhood has it's seriousness and frustration as well as it's laughs. That's why we are here. Life is much easier when traveled with companions! So mamas, let's join together in the spirit of motherhood and share our moments together. We want to hear the happy, sad, tough, terrible, hilarious moments that make being a mother the best job in the world!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Katherine from Upon a Rainbow. Her post titled Growing Twin Babies is so adorable as she shares a little of her life with her twin babies. They are too sweet!


Also take a moment to stop by and meet our guest host this week, Julie from Don't Lick Your Sister!

Alrighty, now it's time to link up your posts!

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
<div align="center"><a href="http://the-life-of-faith.blogspot.com//search/label/baby" title="The Life Of Faith"><img src="http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k537/faithkonrath/mommymomentsbutton.jpg" alt="The Life Of Faith" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

Choosing a Word for 2014

It's become a "thing" to choose a word for the year. I think I remember doing this a couple years ago, but I can't remember. I know it wasn't last year, I was too busy getting ready for this little girl's arrival to worry about much of anything.

But this year is different. Instead of planning for a birth, I'm planning for a birthday (yes, tears have been shed). So I have time now to sit and think about the year ahead.

This last year has brought a whole bunch of new.  I became a mother, than a stay-at-home mom, then I got a part time job, the hubs lost his job, we had a miscarriage. We have had a bunch of new experiences, some wonderful and some heartbreaking and hard. 

2014 brings a new year. A new start. And with this new year I'm choosing a word.


I want to live a life filled with grace with in 2014.

I want to give grace. I want to receive grace. I want to learn what grace is all about.

I want to live grace fully.

So my word for 2014 is grace.

What's yours?

01 January 2014

Happy New Year!



Happy New Year from the hubs, the Bug, and myself! I hope your day was fabulous and that your new year brings you incredible joy!

I, personally, am very excited about what 2014 will be bringing, but more on that later. First things first, we'll be celebrating a certain little girl's first birthday in just two and a half weeks!