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HELLO + WELCOME

Posted in HELLO + WELCOME
on October 1, 2016

Hi.  I’m Skye.

In the spring of 2005, an eighth grader named Chad Holmes gave me a bouquet of carnations and a card that read, “Skye, I love you.  Will you be my girlfriend?’.  Obviously with moves like that, I said yes.  I often find myself wondering what I ever did to deserve such a sweet, Godly, selfless man.  He. Melts. Me.  I am forever grateful for that day he asked me to be his girlfriend so many years ago.  In June of 2011, we said ‘I do’ at a beautiful vineyard in our home state, Illinois.  Fast forward five wonderful years and we are now living in North Carolina, and are mama and daddy to two of the sweetest little boys and our fur baby, Kona.  Life is so good.

I love Jesus.  I love that we have the Bible as God’s one true word and that He sent his son to teach us how to live our life here on Earth.  I love that His teachings are relevant some 2000 years later.  I mean, really… how amazing is that?  I cannot imagine a life without His unconditional love and grace.

I find comfort in being home.  Nothing is sweeter to me than being all curled up on the couch, reading a book with my loves.  We recently moved to North Carolina, after being born and raised in Illinois.  God has provided us with a beautiful house, and Chad and I hope that it will always be a place of fellowship; a gathering place for friends and family.  We want it to be a safe place for our kids; a place that they will want to bring their friends for many years to come.  It warms my heart to have a house full of people, sharing stories, playing games and enjoying a meal together.

Sunday is my favorite day of the week.  The morning starts off with a nursing session with my littlest man, followed by lots of snuggles.  Then, we wake up our toddler, pack the car, and off to church we go!  Our church home is in Charlotte, and we love every single thing about it!  They have an incredible children’s program, and we are so thankful that our babies will be raised in this church.  Little Theo just started going in the nursery, and we cross our fingers during the service that his number doesn’t appear on the screen.  We are those parents that do a happy dance if our sweet boys make it through the entire service.  Life’s too short not to celebrate!  Then, it’s off to Smoothie King for our Sunday smoothie fix and to Trader Joe’s for coffee sampling and some good ‘ole grocery shopping.  Once we’re all spent, we head home for a relaxing afternoon together.  The boys take a nap, and the hubby and I will contemplate cleaning the house, only for a second though, because catching up on Netflix is clearly more important.  A home cooked meal and a walk make for the perfect end to the day!

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday!  I am that girl that plays Christmas music in May and puts up decorations in October.  I cannot help it.  I might have a problem.

Target is my go to shopping destination.  I am there at least three out of the seven days of the week.  I literally cannot leave that store without spending at least 50 dollars.  Whether it be diapers, groceries or home decor, it all somehow makes its way into the cart.  Thank goodness my husband loves me.

I also enjoy traveling, being active, trying new recipes, attempting DIY projects, antique shopping, decorating, pumpkin anything, wearing over-sized tops and leggings, meeting new people and enjoying time with friends and family.  I look forward to writing about these things and to doing life with all of you.  I hope this blog finds you encouraged and inspired.  I hope you’re sitting at your kitchen table, sipping a cup of coffee or tea.  I’ll be right there with you!

Welcome.