About Bluebirds

Welcome! I’m Stephanie. I was born and raised in the Midwest, where small towns are everywhere and seemingly nowhere at the same time (#Midwestisbest). I'm an Indiana girl (hoo-hoo-hoo? HOOSIERS) that married an Ohio boy and, after 4 years of constantly moving around for his career, we planted our roots in the South. I'm a "cradle" Catholic with a heart for service, which right now looks mostly like taking care of my family as a stay-at-home mom with 3 young children.

I am to write with a grateful heart for the sake of posterity and my own everyday sanity. In this little corner of the interwebs you'll find musings about: 

You will also find reflections on becoming a special needs parent and/or basic explanations of our daughter's hydrocephalus and CVI diagnoses, because this blog often serves as my outlet for processing and sharing a little bit of such important information with people in our lives.

Much of my writing is a record of our daily lives and blessings as we work on establishing a family culture within our home – one that places God and our Catholic faith at the center but finds room to honor our cultural heritage(s) as well. Currently this means we have a lot of Catholic décor and books and can often be found eating Chinese or Korean food while engrossed in a Korean drama. Much like my journey towards heaven, it’s a work in progress.

Why Bluebirds?

In 2011 I met my wonderful husband, Michael, at a place called "The Bluebird." Because of where we met and the joy that bluebirds symbolize, the inspiration behind our blue and yellow wedding decor came from...bluebirds! I guess you could say that bluebirds are kind of our "thing." Not in the obsessive way that leads to your entire home being decorated in bluebird knick-knacks, mind you...but enough for me to feel it's appropriate to include it in my blog's title. :)

Can you believe my older sister handmade nearly 200 of those bluebird clothespin magnets for our guests?! Believe it.

Brian Powell Photography

In short, welcome to my little part of the blogosphere where I'll continue writing about God's love, married life, motherhood, our little "bluebird family," and whatever it is that makes this bluebird mama sing.

14 comments:

  1. Stephanie, what an absolutely beautiful bride! I'm a newlywed too...wishing you and your hubster the best :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm always happy to meet other newlyweds. :) I hope you two are doing great!

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  2. Glad to have found your blog! Aside from the fact that we have the same name (although spelled differently!), there are quite a few similarities! Looking forward to checking out more of your posts! Congratulations on your pregnancy! The 20-week ultrasound is so fun!

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    1. Thank you - I'm so excited for the ultrasound! I love finding blogs by people with so many things in common. :D Thanks for reading!

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  3. I am glad that I stumbled across your blog. Your marriage and faith inspires me! I'll be glad to read along your journey.

    Andrea

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  4. Found your blog via Patty's post about your meet-up :) I'm also a newlywed and am looking forward to reading more from your blog :)

    Ellie
    www.ChoosingPeaceBlog.com

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    1. Thanks for introducing yourself! I just peeked at your blog a bit and am excited to read more from you as well! :)

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  5. Steph!! Love it. My goodness you're continuing to be moving about. Thank you for your continued prayers by the way, and be assured of mine!!!

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  6. I'm also a HPER grad! I'm one of the many guilty ones who found your blog while searching for quarter Korean babies. Chuckling because you met your husband at The Bird -- I met mine at Kilroys!

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    1. What a small world! A fellow Hoosier who graduated through HPER, a love story that began in a B-town bar, and I'm guessing that one of you is partly Korean based on your search? Too funny! I would love to know how many relationships began either on Kirkwood or Walnut Streets that ended up in marriage, haha. Thanks for reading & saying hi! :)

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  7. Hello from the Sheenazing list! I have to ask - did you two meet at THE Bluebird in Nashville?!

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    1. Hi Lauren! Welcome. :) No, we didn't; The Bluebird we met at is a music venue/bar in my college town (Bloomington, Indiana). I actually have yet to visit Nashville, but would love to go in the future!

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