Hi! Thank you for stopping by, my name is Christy and I’m the sole author of this blog.
I named my blog after my favorite childhood book, “Miss Rumphius” by Barbara Cooney. I LOVE lupines, and I ASPIRE to make the world a more beautiful place! I also love the older tradition of “stopping by” and chatting, or having tea together. So when you visit, please stay awhile!
Do you remember having a childhood dream of what you wanted to do, or become when you “grew up?”
What was it?
Mine was- to get married, and raise some younglings as a sweet yet disciplined vibrant, and stylish Mommy. Well, I am beyond blessed to have reached the point in my life where I’ve begun to live out my long thought after dream of being a wife, and stay at home mom. (although I HAVEN’T always been Vibrant, disciplined sweet or stylish)
A few things about me…
I love my Handsome hunk of husband, our delightful daughters- and spending time with our family and friends!
I love being creative, active, and challenged.
If I can make or bake something at home, save some money and better my family for it- I’m happy!
I usually buy quality over quantity.
I research things.
I love dinner parties, and events, whether I’m throwing them, or going to them! (but I also need, and LIKE my quiet time at home)
I don’t like feet.
I’m not afraid of mice or spiders.
I am a mirrored Identical Twin! (Any other twinnies out there?)
I love being outside! Whether It’s a walk, basking in the sunshine, or sitting in cattails waiting for ducks to fly over in the fall.
Who is my Handsome Hunk of Husband? (I’m glad you asked!)
Andrew and I met in the fall of 2011 right in the middle of hunting season in northern Minnesota. (A very important, holiday equivalent- time of year) I was working as a childcare teacher and he was working within the family business as a contractor. (of which, he continues to do to this day) I guess I had him at “camo phone case” and when we started talking bear hunting I had him hook-line, and sinker! His quiet strength, character, hazel eyes, and dimpled smile had me ready to say I DO and FINALLY after 1 year, a month and 13 days, we were engaged, and happily married 4 months later. (Don’t judge- I had to wait 1 year, a month and 13 days just for him to propose!)
Now 4 years later, we continue to live in our first house on 8th&Miss.It’s a tight, 4 bedroom, 2 bath split level in a neighborhood tucked away between the downtown and a patch of woods on the east side. 8th&Miss is not our forever home, unless the Lord says otherwise. We love watching shows like Fixer Upper, and dream about the country, ship-lap, and a home to make our own, with room to raise 10 kids and have some chickens, a milking cow and a barn. Ok, well- perhaps the milking cow, 10 kids, and barn are my dreams.
Our 1st bundle of Joy came July 25, the same day as her uncle, 20 years before. Despite the plan to have a natural, stress-less delivery we had a stress-ful, and un-planned change of pace when I was admitted at 38 weeks, 3 days when baby’s heart-rhythm was reading around 130bpm. Doctors wanted the baby out that afternoon but we really wanted to see if we couldn’t have this baby naturally. Despite our wishes, and efforts we welcomed our baby GIRL via C-section the next afternoon. We both cried happy, relieved tears of joy when we heard those first cries and the announcement, “it’s a girl!”. You can read more about her birth story HERE
Our Second Sweet bundle of Joy came 2 weeks and 6 days after her original due date via planned C-section. A repeat C-section was not in the plan, but baby girl was content staying put. We were again surprised with the announcement, “It’s a girl!” convinced we were having a boy this time. Berit is a light of contented happiness in our home, and her healthy, un complicated birth has us all Exalting the One up-stairs for his goodness to us. You can read about Berit’s birth story HERE.
This life is fast, ever-changing and full of wonderful, and heart breaking moments non of which I wouldn’t want to wish away! The Lord Jesus has held me through my life, and I attest to his goodness, and grace with where I have been, and am now. His work with me will never be done. I am reminded every-day the amount of growth I have yet to obtain. Having two little girls now, keeps challenging me to be more present, more efficient, more organized and to let go of the little stuff. Embrace the littlest moments of the day, and take every opportunity to create a memory that will last a life time. <3 Subscribe to our e-mailling list so that you will be one of the first to know when we post a new update.