|Can you believe my older sister handmade nearly 200 of those bluebird clothespin magnets for our guests?! Believe it.|
Welcome! I’m Stephanie. I’m a newlywed and now a mother. I aim to write with a grateful heart for the sake of posterity and my own everyday sanity. In this blog you’ll find musings about marriage/vocations, motherhood, pregnancy, babies (mostly mine), adventures in travel, and random things I’m passionate about (like cleaning or semi-crunchy health & beauty products). Much of my writing is a record of our daily lives and blessings as we constantly move for my husband’s job and 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.
More About Me
|Hi. Yes, I am aware that I have zero tan. I like to call it "being Swedish."|
I was born and raised in the good 'ole Midwest where small towns are everywhere (and nowhere at the same time) and everybody probably literally knows your name.
I also danced competitively (and for fun! And for college classes that gave me a minor in Contemporary Dance) for many years. I still call myself a dancer despite the fact that I have not taken any classes or been on any performance or competition teams in about 3 years because...dancing is one of those passions that's always a part of who you are. I also like to scrapbook, take lots of pictures, sing, read, drink coffee, watch Korean dramas with my husband, play with our sons, keep our home clean (really) and probably all the other things wives and stay-at-home-moms generally like to do.
More About the Blog
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. :)
|Brian Powell Photography|
So why change the title? Well, I still consider myself a newlywed but I felt a bit limited by the first blog title. God has blessed us with children and I want this blog to be more than a "marriage" or "mommy" blog. I want it to be all these things and more. I'd like to continue documenting our little "bluebird family" but wanted a title that felt a bit more freeing so I can write about whatever my heart desires. After all, a bluebird's song can be about whatever a bluebird loves (or hates...but I like to keep it positive just like those happy little birds).
In short, welcome to my little part of the blogosphere where I'll continue writing about God's love, married life, motherhood, and whatever it is that makes this bluebird mama sing.