they won’t care.

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I suppose if we were sitting down for coffee I would tell you that a lot is going on over here in these parts. Some for the heavy hearted and some for the great & exciting. It’s been quite a mix lately. 

I would tell you that if you ran into me at the grocery store on a regular day I would most likely be dressed just like this.

I would tell you that I was fixing spaghetti tonight and was singing a song while I was stirring the sauce. I don’t have a pretty singing voice and must have been a bit lost in the moment. I turned around to find Aiden sitting at the table with huge tears filling those big beautiful eyes of his. 

” Mama, that slow sad song made me cry a little bit”. 

His tender heart is the most beautiful thing to me.

I would tell you that my girls are growing like weeds and that Aiden and Ainsleigh actually talked on the phone with one another this week. I was somewhere with Aiden, he tells me to call Ainsleigh (who was with Chris) because he needs to tell her something and they had a real phone convo. 

Where are my babies going?

I would tell you that I was telling a friend this week ” you think my kids will care how many followers I have? No, they will care about who I am, how I spend time with them and how I make them a priority.” It’s a constant balance. But it’s true. 
My kids need their mama. 

I would ask you how you are doing and see what is happening in your world. 

I would tell you that some days I feel like I am doing it all great, doing life at its best….and others I feel like I am gasping for air. 
I guess that is the way of life eh?

I would tell you that sitting over a nice hot chocolate or a bowl of coffee ice cream was just what my soul needed today. That friendships are so rare. and so beautiful and that God has just blessed me with some of the dearest of the dear in the past 2 years. 

I am thankful. 

again soon?

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March 13, 2013


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  1. Jess

    March 13th, 2013 at 4:29 am

    I love your blog so much πŸ™‚ Your words are just beautiful. But it so true- nothing is more important than your family & your kids.

    I love these "coffee date" posts.

    Some Snapshots Blog

  2. Erin

    March 13th, 2013 at 4:37 am

    you are precious. thank you for being real.
    somehow, your posts always make me tear up a little bit. love that heart of yours.


  3. Baby By The Sea

    March 13th, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Awwwwwe, sometimes we all need all that follows a friendly hello: the time for a conversation, a smile & a friend that knows us well.

  4. Charlene

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Aw I love this post. All so true πŸ™‚

    P.S. – I want one of those bags!


  5. Vanessa

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:06 am

    This was really touching.

    Your son sounds really sweet =)

  6. Amy Lynn

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:10 am

    I can't believe how fast time flies. And I don't even have little ones who are growing like weeds!

    P.S. you look adorable in that outfit. Rock it girl πŸ˜‰

  7. Amy Lynn

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:13 am

    I just can't believe how fast time flies. And I don't even have little ones who are growing like weeds. Just keep on loving this time with them!

    P.S. you look adorable. Rock it girl!

  8. WhatJeanLikes

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Doesn't it go by so fast? Watching your little ones mature and grow and learn is such a blessing but it seems to go by in a blink. It is a balancing act of sorts to be a mommy and a blogger. Thank you for taking the time to share a piece of your world with all of us here in the blogosphere. Constant inspiration.

    God bless!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  9. Lindsay

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Casey, thank you for sharing. My heart needed to read this and you spoke to my heart today.

  10. Kendra Castillo

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:42 am

    thank you for your constant Honesty, I know that this is a rare quality and I find that when I read your posts it is so refreshing and reminds me how good God is…this is what shines through.

    Kendra @ openspaces

  11. Amanda

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:43 am

    You know I love your heart. I was looking at your recent pictures of Ainsleigh and thinking how she's looking less and less like a baby and more and more like a little girl. A beauty, for sure.

  12. Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve.

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:49 am

    You have such a beautiful heart and delicate and lovely view on life! xoxoxo

  13. hannah singer

    March 13th, 2013 at 6:07 am

    cute cute. and amen.
    your sweet aiden! i have a sensitive boy, too. treasures.
    love you, girl.

  14. Janine @ 3 Wishes

    March 13th, 2013 at 6:34 am

    I would tell you that as a younger mama I felt so many of the
    Same feelings and that now, watching my babies as teens…I still feel the same, I don't think it goes away or diminishes. I weep sometimes when I think of how fast time has gone by. They grow and change each day and it is like witnessing little miracles daily. Thanks for sharing your heart. It was chilly here today… I would have had the hot chocolate. God bless!

  15. Alisa

    March 13th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    These are my favourite kinds of posts you do.

    I love the open almost raw way you write.
    I feel myself connecting. I feel myself nodding.
    I finish up with a seed in my mind that grows and makes me think about myself, my kids, and that seed turns into big change.

    Thank you

  16. SmithShack71

    March 13th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Your words are really sweet.
    Have a good day.


  17. emily o.

    March 13th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Love it. Thanks for sharing your life with us. We are blessed.

  18. Mandy Ford

    March 13th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Oh the story about your son tearing up brought tears to my eyes too. LIttle boys are such a treasure. πŸ™‚ I love your honesty about the rollercoaster of life. I have had a few days lately when I feel like I'm gasping for air as well, but after a few prayers and time to create I have been able to find some breath.

  19. Angie

    March 13th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    What a beautiful post. I have three children and I can truly relate. Some days I feel like a superhero and others I feel like I'm on the verge of a meltdown.

  20. Bridget

    March 13th, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    aiden crying while you sang. GET OUT OF HERE. that's one of the sweetest things i've read in a good long while.

  21. karamurano

    March 13th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    thank you for this reminder sweet friend. so often lately I've been feeling that my mothering is not enough or that I need to be doing more. all our kids will remember is the love and smiles and messes and fun that we spend time creating. also, I love aidens sensitive heart (and thats coming from a very tenderhearted girl) hope we get to sit down for coffee someday. xo

  22. astr!d

    March 13th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    awwwwwwww- aiden cried at your song lyrics?!?! melting my heart here!!!

  23. Ana

    March 13th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I love this post! So sweet.

  24. Katie Did What

    March 13th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Beautiful words, Casey. And yes, that is the way of life. Know that you are never alone!


  25. Cara Howard

    March 13th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Aiden is so mature for his little three or four year old self. I love that boy, Casey. What an angel from heaven. And then when he asked to call little Ainsleigh and asked where his babies are going? OMG I love your babies. And you. xoxo

  26. 17 Perth

    March 13th, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Well–I think you look gorgeous just as you are…..And Praying for you and for all the good and the bad…that He redeems is all quickly.

  27. Mags Pomichowski

    March 13th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    beautiful post and i love your tote.


  28. Sara

    March 13th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Every time I come here I realize how much I like you and your Jesus heart.

    I love all this real.


    –Sara Sophia

  29. Chelsea Mills

    March 13th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Definitely. Lets talk again soon. πŸ˜‰ Its a hard balance that I'm learning too. I'm not a mother but I'm a big sister who works from home and home schools her little siblings. The same balance is needed here. And it's hard. So hard. But it's good to love and give and grow and fail and learn more every day. They're growing up and I'm learning how to be present and still plan ahead. Love your heart, Case.

  30. Because of Jackie

    March 13th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    LOVE the new design… simple and chic and beautiful! I also love how you wrote this post, so well thought out and really touched me. You are amazing:)

  31. β™₯ CheChe

    March 14th, 2013 at 4:43 am

    oh man, my goodness. Can i tell you my heart stopped a bit when i read, "mama that sad slow song you sang made me cry a little"…
    What a little lover! ahhh so sweet. haha I know you probably hear this all the time but your love for your kids is such a God given gift and you can just see that they are loved and treasured in their pictures. I dnno if I'm just weird but I see it. I've seen it since the beginning of following. It's one of the reasons I started following you. Just seeing that little boy with blue eyes and the peace and trust he seemed to have. I love seeing that. We need more kids in loving homes… So sweet. okay im done blubbering haha


  32. kelekia1

    March 15th, 2013 at 2:34 am

    The love of Jesus is alive inside of you. You have a tender beautiful heart!! Thank you so much for coming to visit my page. I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!! :):):)

  33. Kristin IDelights

    March 15th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    These "If we were visiting" posts are so great Casey. While I read them I can imagine sitting across from you at your kitchen table with your precious babies playing all around while we chat about life. Your blog posts are always so genuine and heartfelt. Thanks for another wonderful post. Have a great weekend friend. Love ya xo

  34. Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

    March 27th, 2013 at 3:21 am

    oh aiden! man, that got me choked up. so sweet. love you guys!

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