Happy 2014!

Well, today has been one of those days.  Its been one that started off badly and just kind went downhill from there.  I couldn’t find anything to fit this 32 week baby belly of mine, my house is an ABSOLUTE DISASTER, and I accidentally ripped a button off my new coat RIGHT as I was walking out the door to meet a girlfriend for lunch.  Needless to say, I wanted the new year to start off better than this!  C’est La Vie, no?  

I’m very excited about this new year for a few reasons.  In it comes:


Our son being born in February!  (Not too much longer!)

Cleaning/de cluttering my life/our house.

Learning how to budget.

Getting more involved in our current Church and God’s Word.

Learning how to cook for our growing family.

Getting back into shape after little Kieran gets here!  =)

Hopefully getting to travel some!


This current list is very different from that of last year.  That list consisted of:

Find a home church.

Gym/workout 2-3xs per week

Eat clean.

Learn German.

Become a better dancer.

Practice piano.

Learn to play the cello.


Finish working on our house.


Own a successful business.

What a list!  I wish I had completed more and part of me wishes I didn’t even write all of these out because its a bit depressing looking at all the things you did NOT do.  That’s the main reason I modified my list a bit this year and made them a little more doable. =)


What are some of your resolutions?







“Just Wait…”

The above statement is probably one of the most annoying I’ve heard not just with life in general, but especially during my pregnancy.  Just wait for what, exactly?  People’s lives are never the same, so why would you assume that my pregnancy/symptoms/etc are going to be the same as yours?  “You think you’re tired now?  Just wait until the baby gets here.”  Oh really?  You honestly think I’ve never realize that I will be up all night for most nights right after he gets here and probably won’t sleep well for a year or so after?  I got it, thanks.  _End rant_



Baby Update!

Welp, we’re halfway thru this pregnancy! I’m almost 21 weeks now and can feel Baby Knight move a lot! It’s a pretty crazy feeling but I’m so thankful for it because it means (s)he is healthy! Matt and I know the gender and are (trying to) wait to tell people until our gender reveal next weekend. I can’t wait to tell everybody! We’re super excited.

I’m enjoying my new job at the nursery boutique…it’s super chill and I get to look at cute baby things all day and watch I Love Lucy in the back room. :). It’s pretty much my dream job when it comes to retail…hooray!

That’s all I’ve got for now!

I want orange juice.

So I’ve got cupcakes in the oven – feeling rather accomplished – and decided to write again.  Don’t get too excited….I’m sure 2 blog post in one week will be a rarity – enjoy it while it lasts!  

This week has been one of those “in between” weeks in my pregnancy for sure.  Nothing fits and I can’t seem to find anything that is comfortable!  Normally this would mean a shopping trip for me (I know, so sad haha) but maternity wear is for the most part appalling.


No offense to anyone who loves the style, but it surely isn’t for me.  So that’s frustrating.  I fantasize about living in the bahamas or some such place where I could get away with wearing those super colorful, super breezy, bathing suit cover-ups.  But I live in good ‘Ole Tennessee.  Oh well.  _End Rant_


Things I am thankful for this week:

-The chance to hear Baby Knight’s strong heartbeat whenever I want. =)

-The sweet note in the mail from one of my grandmothers in VA.

-Getting to see one of my best friends try on her wedding dress…I am so thrilled for her!  

-Much cooler weather and the smell of fall in the air!

-Pumpkin Spice Lattes.



10 Things I Hate About You


Bet the title caught your attention, eh?  No worries, this post is about me.  It has come to my attention in the past few years especially that I have some real character flaws.  Now, I am by no means trying to be perfect–that is a goal which I have long given up on because I know it is not possible for me to be so.  I’m talking about some everyday flaws that I am hoping to work out.

1.  I care too much.  This on the outside doesn’t seem like a bad thing because I believe its important to have certain concern and heed for people or things in your life.  For example…if someone in your family is ill, its best not to say to them “Oh, get over it.”, but to have concern for them.  But I care too much.  I care what people think about me.  I care what other people say about me, and I have too much stress about when someone is displeased with me.

2. I am selfish.  (This one doesn’t need any other explanation)

3. I don’t cook, clean, wash, and keep house like I should.  I was brought up well…I was taught how to do these things and yet I paid no mind to them because I was too busy with my own teen agenda.  And this has not served me well during my 2+ years of marriage.  Speaking of which…I think I just heard the dryer buzzer–I’m trying!


4. I over think things.  Make that pretty much everything.  I suppose this could go hand in hand with caring too much…but I thought it deserved its own number.  I think of each and every scenario that could possibly happen in any given situation.

5.  I have many regrets.  I’m not depressed about them or anything…I just have several events in my life that I wish had gone differently.  Most of them are in the past, beyond repair.  Some of them I would like to repair, but too much time/feelings/emotions have passed and I fear they are lost too.

6. I don’t read my Bible/invest in my Spiritual life like I should.  Perhaps that’s why I have these other issues…because I can’t seem to figure out time to put on the most important relationship I’ll every have.  That has to change.

7. I am super critical.  Not only people I know, but people that cross my path everyday.  Why do I do that?  I don’t know their life-their story?  I know nothing about them.  Only what I see or hear.

8. I get Jealous.  Of other people’s time/career/money/house/dog/plants/whathaveyou.

9. I don’t read like I should.  Ok, maybe this isn’t a character flaw…but think of all the things I could be learning if I would just take the time to read a book?!

10. I’ve done maybe 1 thing on my New Year’s Resolution.  (sad face.)

I hope this post wasn’t too depressing!  Re-reading thru…its kinda sad!  But there will be happier post…promise!  =)

xo CK