After a weekend filled with family, food and maybe a little shopping, I am so happy to introduce you to the sweet and genuine Kristin from LuBird Baby.  She is a crafty mama with a big heart and a brave spirit.  I love how she is making a conscious effort to slow down and remember the silly, simple and fleeting moments of her everyday.  Spend just one minute over at her blog and you will learn something new and feel truly encouraged by each thoughtful word.
I heart Kristin.  I am sure you will too.

Hi everyone!
I'm Kristin,
wife to my awesome husband Aaron,
Mommy to Mackenzie (almost 3) and Wesley (15 months),
and the girl behind Lu Bird Baby.
It's so good to be with you guys today and share a glimpse into my my crazy, fun life.
Some days I feel like my life needs

an easy button
(definitely would have been nice when I was trying to clean up this, this or this).
a rewind button
(for those times you said or did something you wish you could take back).
or a fast forward button
(ever waited for 3 hours in a line at the dreaded DMV with 2 hungry kids? Bad news.).
But right now more than anything my life needs a
slow down button. My babies are getting too big too fast.
In the past couples months Wesley has gone from a baby to a rambunctious little boy
and Mackenzie has gone from a toddler to a little lady.
Since I haven't come up with a real life slow down button
I thought I'd make my own virtual time capsule.
My snapshot in time.
The things I want to remember about this time in my life
Here goes...

Mackenzie and Wesley's special bond. They have a unique love/

hate relationship. Luckily most days it's more love than hate.

Mackenzie's love for all things girly.
If she had it her way she would wear a dress every day.
My little lion.
Wesley "roars" at us all day long and thinks it's the funniest thing ever. It's pretty darn cute.
My silly, lip gloss loving girl.
She makes me laugh at least once a minute.
Family days at Disneyland.
The kids favorite rides are Dumbo, the Carousel and It's a small world.
And of course seeing all the characters.
Mackenzie's favorite hang out spot is behind the cushions of our couch.
It's also her favorite place to hide toys from a certain little boy.

Living next door and sharing life with our good friends, The Weeks.

The kid's favorite movie. A hilarious and awesome kid's worship VHS from when I was a kid. They would watch it over and over again if I let them.

This adorable pouty face. Look at that lip..have you ever seen anything more pitiful.

Never being able to get enough of God's life giving Word, The Bible. I don't know how I'd be able to get through a minute, let alone a day without the Lord. He is so, so good.

Mackenzie's love for her baby dolls. She always has one (or 5) with her. Always.
Wesley's love for balls.
And anything dangerous.
He's such a boy.
Mackenzie's sweet, energetic, caring heart.
She's such a good friend and big sister.
And she's pretty much always happy.
Except when she gets hurt.
Which is at least 5 times a day.
She's super clumsy.
I have no idea where she gets that from :)
Wesley is such a mommas boy.
He loves to be held and cuddled.
Our adventures in gardening. It didn't exactly go as we planned but we sure learned a lot.
Everything that goes along with preparing to move and plant a church in New Zealand in 15 short months.
The excitement, the fears, the answered prayers. The delicate balance between work and play,
being a mom and a business owner,
and not setting unhealthy expectations for myself.
The Lord's been teaching me a lot about keeping first things first
and living for heavenly things instead of earthly ones.
Well there it is.
My list of random but special things I don't want to forget.
Hope you enjoyed a little snapshot into my life!
What are some things you want to remember about this season in your life?
And head over here to find out some new big news I just revealed on my blog!
Definitely another thing I want to remember about this season of life.


  1. Love this posting....I want to know more about movong to New Zealand...sounds awesome!!!

  2. Oh my gosh...I had the same Kids Praise tape when I was little. :)

  3. I heart Lu Bird Baby too! The Psalty brought back soooo many memories from childhood! I remember the videos and cassette tapes. Wow!

  4. Awesome "meeting" other church planters! And New Zealand... Wow! I love who you heart :)

  5. love psalty!! we did those plays every year for church! would love to get my hands on the songs/dvds for my daughter!

  6. Church planting. We've been doing that in ohio for the last 18 months...exciting, but tough work. Prayers are with you as you obey God's call to reach the lost in New Zealand! And Psalty rocks...he's a favorite in our house, and was when I was a tot, too!