Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I am

I started consistently blogging just over a year ago and I have generally loved it {I have tried to avoid the feeling of this blog being a "chore"}.
I am not good at recording my memories. I don't scrapbook. I don't even print out most my of my photos.
So there they were….all those memories….just sitting on my hard drive.
I knew I needed to be better about capturing those moments and narrating them in a way I could one day relate them to my children.
I never expected to have a following of fellow bloggers!
I love the connections I've made from blogging, and I love sharing with others in their joys an challenges.

With that said I'd like to share with you what makes me….me.

The daughter of two God fearing parents.

The wife to a man of God.

The mother to three rascals beautiful children {5, 3, & 1}.

In love with Jesus {but not nearly enough for what he deserves}.

I am outgoing.

A stay at home mommy with a side gig.

I am not good at cleaning out my car {it's quite cluttered}.

I am a popcorn addict.

A huge advocate for a healthy marriage, but I know it takes a lot of work.

I am creative, but working on balancing my time better.

A lover of food {I haven't met a vegetable I didn't like}.


I love to laugh {loudly}.

I am not a hugger.

Tying to become a better mom.

I am honest {and blunt}.

I have a heart for the needy.

I am loyal.


Awful at answering my phone and I never check my voicemail.

But most of all I am a child of God. I do my best {which is never enough} to serve him and teach my children how to love him too.

You can read more about me here.

And more about what I believe here.

Thanks for stopping by!

...stay a while….

Apples of Gold


Emily Kazmierski said...

Hi Bethany! Thanks for sharing about yourself. I totally agree with you that a godly, healthy marriage is worth all the work. My husband and I are working at it too!

Shannon @Imperfectly Perfect Grace said...

Good morning Bethany. I love the way you shared about yourself. You kept it simple but left in all the key areas. What a blessed family you have. I really like your photos :) I also have the same feelings towards marriage. Looking forward to following you!

Tiffany H. said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself. Lovely photos!


Tara said...

Here from the link up! I have 2 under 2, so while your kids are close together too it was fun reading about you! I am now a follower! :)


Becky [Apples of Gold] said...

I love this!
I'm not a hugger either (I'm trying to better in that department!)
and that phone/voicemail thing..I can totally relate. I'm the exact same way.
You have such a beautiful family!
I admire any woman who so obviously loves the Lord and loves her family... and I double admire women who have more than one child.
I find it so hard to raise just one! I seriously can't imagine my life with more... but I know it'll all work out. =)

I really enjoyed learning more about you!
Thanks for linking up, friend!

molly said...

Here from the link up! I love your honesty! We have a lot in common.

p.s. I absolutely LOVE your shop and would love to do a giveaway on my blog. Email me!


Anna said...

I love this! Can't wait to read more! New follower!

Becca Acker said...

Found you via Apples of Gold. Happy to have met you! Your kids are ADORABLE! And I love that pic of you and your husband. Now to check out your shop... :)

Your sister in Christ-

Tiffany said...

LOVE THIS POST! I am the same way with photos. We have THOUSANDS of Sydney but very few ever get printed out by us. lol. But I know I have them so that counts right? I love blogging for the purpose of sharing those memories with family and friends.
I love your blog and can't wait to get to know you and your absolutely adorable family better.

Kelly said...

I was totally the same way with pictures before I started this blog! You are just the cutest!

Paige said...

You have the cutest little family. When you said that you are an advocate for a healthy strong marriage, you had me. I am still what I call myself a newlywed with 2 children. A 6 year old girl that my husband adopted and our 1 year old boy. We are still trying to figure this all out together but are for sure ready for the long haul together! I cannot wait to read more about your sweet family!

Amanda said...

Stopping by from Let's Be Real! I adore your photos!!! What a beautiful family! I love your simple honesty!! Your jewelry is beautiful :) Have a blessed day!!