I have nothing to say. We are in a good season here and have been for a couple of months and that has left me speechless and blogless and so appreciative. As I say this, I am watching a sick 7 year old sleep. As a working Mom, I secretly love when I get to stay home with a sick kid. There is nothing at a job that can’t wait until tomorrow. Early in my career I would worry about missing work. It is amazing that I worry so much more now about missing home. Home is going very quickly. Soon we will have a 12 year old, 8 year old and two 6 year olds. How does this happen?

During this season of life I have made a commitment to hold on a little tighter, play more, unplug my kids a whole lot more, try my best not to let my kids see me with a phone in MY hand, talk nicer, show them how much I love their Dad, yell less, and let them be messy. It is working. Things are still crazy here, but I can’t change everything.

Since September we’ve made a lot of mistakes. For example I ran out of gas on the turnpike, the fire department had to come to our house, we’ve had to climb through the garage window twice to get into our locked house, we missed an entire act of a Broadway show because we had the wrong start time, the Christmas tree fell, Dave told Camryn that her big Santa gift was from Costco 20 minutes after she opened it on Christmas morning, Dave totaled his truck, everyone had the stomach bug and everyone may be getting it again. And this is all okay. None of this matters. What matters is perspective. During this season, I have chosen joy. I wake up earlier and spend time reading and not scrolling through Facebook, we stay in our pajamas more on the weekends and we keep a lot of our free time exactly what it is supposed to be, free.

There are periods of your life when you are reminded that life it too short. I am focusing on living my life for God and my family. I am not living this short time on Earth to please others because let’s be real, there are some people who will never be pleased. I am pleasing Jesus by being thankful for what I have and being confident that I am perfect in HIS eyes.

So here is to another cup of coffee while I enjoy my quiet house with one sleeping child. The circus will be home soon, but I am going to relish in how calm this season is. That is God’s promise at work and I know first hand that despite the craziness, things always have a way of looking up.



  1. Kellyann Mitchell on January 10, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Hey Kristi! So glad you got nothin’ but so happy to get another blog post. 🙂
    Enjoy your quiet!!

  2. Sue Bodnar on January 10, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you Kristi for posting a new blog and that things are good. Hope to see you and your family soon?

  3. Eva Jaeger on January 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I love this post.

  4. Heather Cavey (Kenny Lindseys mom) on January 10, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Hey Kristi. You have taught me so much through your blog’s. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy 2017. Hugs!

  5. Lois King on January 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Once again, I find how amazing you have become since that little girl in grade school. Your outlook on life is something we should all strive for. Love you

  6. Megan on January 10, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful Kristi

  7. Lisa Waters on January 10, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Happy New Year Kristi and Dave and the girls! Love your blog and am glad you have nothing other than the joys, both big and small, that enter your life each day! Family first always, before you know it they will be four women, like my four men! My love to all of you!

  8. Nancy H on January 10, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    So happy for you both that all is good !!! Hugs and love

  9. Nancy and Ernie Adams on January 10, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    So glad to see this. Great memories of you and your family at CCV. So glad you have that great outlook. Nancy and Ernie the baby whisperer love you all.

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