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On Meeting Baby Face to Face

On Meeting Baby Face to Face

Yesterday marked the estimated due date of Little Lenzi. I can hardly believe baby will be here any now. This last trimester has flown—there have been so many classes to take, books to read, as well as furniture to donate, build and rearrange. It’s felt like a whirlwind. There is always a list of things that can still be done before baby comes, but emotionally (and physically!) we are oh-so-ready. You guys, our village, have been so incredibly supportive, it overwhelms us. From beautiful baby showers and generous gifts to cards, prayers, and words of encouragement, we have been surrounded ... Read More »

The Next Chapter: Expecting A Miracle

The Next Chapter: Expecting A Miracle

We’ve got some exciting news to share… perhaps the best yet. Yep, we’re talking about THAT news you and I have looong been waiting for. We are overjoyed to tell you that after three years of struggling with infertility, two surgeries, supplements, hormones, the help of a bit of fertility meds, and a whole lot of prayer, we are finally expecting our miracle baby in October! We’re 18 weeks along into a healthy pregnancy, still pinching ourselves after so many negative tests, health challenges and 36 months of trying to conceive. The February morning I took the test, I had ... Read More »

You Are Not Your Status

You Are Not Your Status

Recently, there have been a slew of pregnancy announcements in my social circle and newsfeed. When I hear these announcements, sometimes I find that I can’t control my visceral reactions, despite my deep love for my friends. Self-doubt jumps out from the shadows and begins its barrage of accusatory questions. Why her, now? Why not me? I keep getting passed by people who are younger or who have been married for far less time. How is this fair? Why can’t I have the one thing I want so badly and have worked so hard to achieve? I can start to ... Read More »

The Truth About 2016

The Truth About 2016

So it’s been a year. And it has BEEN A YEAR, if ya know what I mean.  I took a full year off from the blogging game, for reasons I still can’t quite articulate. I didn’t set out at the start of 2016 to deliberately ignore my corner of the internet, it just happened. Last December, I started a new copywriting job that was an absolute blessing and so much fun. My boss is fantastic, my hours are solidly nine to five, but flexible because I am a contractor. I have worked on a variety of projects, put some new creative ... Read More »

A Letter To My Former Self: 2015 Edition

A Letter To My Former Self: 2015 Edition

Dearest 29 and 30 year old Erika, You set one intention beyond all others last year, and that was to practice presence. You came out of 2014 emotionally bruised and battered and exhausted by all the expectations you had for the year that refused to come to fruition. You felt your way through the start of the year tentatively, war-torn and bleary eyed, but determined to focus not just on the big stuff, but be proud of how you showed up for your everyday life. 2015 was slow and steady. At times it seemed uneventful and you were kind of ... Read More »

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