Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! Thought I'd introduce myself so you can know who sits behind the computer screen here on my site! Well... I am Kelsey. Most days you will find me home, in a messy top knot bun and still in my workout clothes... and most definitely un-showered (is that even a word?!). #sorrynotsorry . But sometimes I like to dress up and take pretty pictures and I will for sure share those every time.
I am a lover of Jesus, a crazy-in-love wife and mama to three little ladies. I've been a wedding coordinator for about 10 years and dream of having my own wedding venue! My husband and I were foster parents for 4.5 years up until really recently. We've been foster mama and dad to 10 (?) kiddos and still have a great relationship with many of our kids! We have also "adopted" our 19 year old babysitter and can't imagine life without her. We even convinced her to move half way across the country with us! Oh yeah... that's a fun fact too! We just packed up our life in Oregon and moved to Texas... not knowing a single soul here! I'll share more on that soon. But let's just say it was a huge leap of faith and something we've felt a huge calling on our lives to do! So we obeyed, because why not? My husband quit his corporate, stable, wonderful job... we sold our house... sold everything we owned besides one car and two Uboxes of sentimental stuff, bought a motorhome and road tripped it through 6 states over about 4 weeks to land here in Texas. We had an absolute blast and are finally starting to get settled in here. A few other fun things about me... I am a surrogate! I'll be knocked up with someone else's baby here real soon! Our goal is to transfer at the beginning of October. I'm one of those weirdo's that love to be pregnant and LOVE giving birth! Giving birth to our sweet girls were the three most empowered, life giving (ha! literally!), incredible moments of my life. And I can't wait to do it again... this time getting to help a families dream come true! What else? If you met me now - you know, in real life - you would have NO clue what my past holds. Which is why I am a firm believer that we each have a story to tell, and we each have a life to live out that will better the world we live in.
Alright... enough about me. Let's talk about this site! What's the point of it? Well, first and foremost it is a place meant to encourage YOU. I hope to provide you with some practical stuff I've learned (and am learning), to give you a laugh now and again, to be real and honest in an effort to encourage YOU to be the you that you were designed to be. I'm finding the best version of me, the me this world needs, the me that I need, the me that was under a whole lot of masks. As I am able to strip away each mask and uncover the deepest desires of my heart and who I am, I am freed up in a way that is just unexplainable. I hope to help encourage you to do the same.
However, this blog won't always be serious stuff. I can only handle so much seriousness. I'll definitely share about my marriage, dating my hubby, life with kiddos, life in a state I've never lived in before, our quest to start a ranch, my journey through surrogacy, pretty spaces that I love, and whatever other random things that I think are great!
So come on in. Grab some iced coffee, a comfy cozy chair, light an amazing smelling candle, put on your favorite tunes and join me! Because, why not?
📷 photo cred: the amazing Kate Boggs, Tampa Photographer