Would You Clean Up Vomit for a Stranger?

I sat in church on Sunday watching the minutes on the clock slowly tick away. The clock wasn’t moving fast enough. Having three kids, any of whom could erupt into a tirade at any moment in a setting like church, that is supposed to have some level of reverence, is anything but relaxing for me and Jackie. I couldn’t focus on the message. How could I? There were way too many things that could go wrong at any second.

A dad on the other side of the aisle stood up to take his kid to the bathroom. He had an orange Skittle stuck to his crotch. Maybe it was an M&M? I’m not sure. I didn’t ask. The timing didn’t seem quite right.

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10 Quotes That Drive Me to Be My Best

Today’s post is a little bit different than anything I’ve done in a while. My posts have become increasingly wordy as I’ve practiced a few different writing techniques in an attempt to sharpen my skillz (yes, with a z); so today I wanted to let you relax your brains and your eyeballs for a quick minute. Below is a list of quotes that help keep me in check and actively trying to be my best. I also made them pretty instead of using plain text. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful photography while you grab some inspiration on this hump day.

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The World Craves Great Storytellers – Why Everyone Should Blog

I watched¬†The Voice on Monday night (don’t judge) with Jackie. Somewhere among Christina’s best Chesty LaRue impersonation and Adam Levine’s sad attempts at Blue Steel, Blake Shelton said something that really hit me hard — like a bullet train to the forehead hard.

As country musicians we tell stories. I already know that both y’all are great singers. I found myself really trying to figure out which of these two has the ability to make me believe what they’re singing.¬†The winner of this battle, for me, is RaeLynn

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Pixar Cares

The number one rule of parenting is “sleep when your children are sleeping.” My boys have been asleep for hours and I can’t go to bed without writing my thoughts down while they’re still fresh. I had what I considered to be a really funny Leap Day post (I know, I’m my own biggest fan) scheduled for today, but even if I don’t publish it for another four years, that’s the the way it needs to be. Today’s message is too important to delay.

The giant pile of Pixar swag you see in the photo above, that was sent to us in a FedEx box yesterday, for free.

It wasn’t part of a sponsorship deal.

They didn’t ask me to blog about their new movie coming out this summer. Like they need the publicity, right?

They didn’t even ask me to tell my neighbors about it.

They simply included a note that said the following:

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