Do you think Caleb and I ever thought about throwing in the towel in our marriage? Although Caleb and I hold many of the same core values, we are extremely different. We communicate very differently and have a very different way of doing things. We grew up on opposite ends of the country, with very different experiences and upbringings.
We came across some major stressors in life where we both felt defeated. Two strong willed, passionate people communicating differently isn
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. - 2 Chronicles 16:9
I remember reading this scripture many years ago and asking God, “Let that be me!” Let my heart be fully committed to you. So many distractions want to get in the way of that desire, but it’s still the desire of my heart more than anything else.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, b
After the Honey Bear debacle on Friday, Caleb and I spent the rest of the weekend overflowing with gratitude that she was ok and that we had 3 whole days to spend together.
Time with family, lots of hiking, cheering on our friend on his mountain trail race and lots of sweet moments with each other and 🍯 🐻. It was a super peace filled couple days. This season for us has been saying no to a lot of things in order to say yes to God’s best for us.
Self-control, isn’t alway
Honey Bear our puppy was the first and hopefully last in our family (me, Caleb and 🍯 🐻) to try marijuana last night and it didn’t go well.
We were sitting by grass in by City Hall in Pasadena as she was playing and apparently she ate someone’s joint they had left there. We had no idea, but after she took a nap when she got home she started gagging, throwing up, then shook, her eyes rolled back and she fainted and became unresponsive. She was breathing so lightly I didn’t t
It’s the anniversary of my wedding that never happened. I was engaged, got dumped by my ex-fiancé on Valentine's Day just several months before the wedding that was planned and paid for by my family. But can I tell you something I’ve never admitted before?
I 100% should have been dumped. As much as I was heartbroken beyond belief, ashamed, and my world was rocked for a number of reasons, I deserved to be dumped. Because I had no idea how to be in a healthy relationship. The
Who can enjoy a night next to smelly trash? Have you ever had a busy week and the dirty dishes, smelly laundry or nasty trash pile up? What was once nice and clean can become dirty and warn out over time. Maybe you can’t even enjoy the other things around you because of the burden of the mess (I know I can’t). It’s the same with our lives. The mess and fog that’s been built in our hearts to keep us stuck, alone, feeling disconnected, looking for things to numb the painful fee
What’s your favorite dessert? This was one of the most interesting Caleb & I have ever had. Cotton candy surrounded ice cream. It was pretty delicious. My favorite though, is always something chocolate and gluten free. Not for Caleb though, he likes caramel or candied nuts, and we both love fro yo, but give him a burger over something sweet anyway and he’s be a happy man. What’s your favorite dessert?
Happy FriYAY, hope your eyes are opened to all the beauty around you today & you can stop and smell the 🌸. I’m wondering what do you like to be called and what are some nick-names people call you.
I’m Stefanie, or Stef. My grandpa called me Steffie. My mom calls me Sweetie. My dad calls me Pumpkin and Stefina & other nicknames. My sister calls me Sister (but we also created many other names for each other growing up). Other family calls me Stefanie Lynn sometimes or Stefy.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again excepting different results.” No wonder so many women I know and have talked to doing case studies feel so frustrated. They keep getting into the same type of relationships or doing the same types of things expecting different results. Their relationship might be good for a month or year. But then it falls apart and they’re left heartbroken. A quick fling isn’t really the desire of someone’s heart.
This is one of our favorite alleys in Pasadena to walk through. Caleb usually gives me a little spin and a kiss. He only has 16 more days of teaching into the end of his school year. To say that I’m excited about counting down the days is an understatement.
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