Who Is Anne?

Hello friend!  Welcome to my corner of the blogosphere.  I am married to Matt, who swept me off my feet in Starbucks and proposed on the Eiffel Tower.  Two littles call me “Mommy” and six others call me “Miss Anne” in my home daycare. I’m not afraid of a nail gun but I am terrified of spiders.  I love to get my hands dirty working on a project around the house; I just wish my house would clean itself. 

Authenticity is important to me.  If you happen to browse through my Instagram photos, you’ll find honest reality of dishes on my counter and toys on my floor.

I hope we can learn from one another in our discovery of joy in the everyday small things.

Why Everyday Small Things?


Laundry.  Bills.  Cleaning.  Playing Disney Seek & Find for the 5th time today.  Cooking.

Everyday Small Things.

It’s easy to feel bogged down by or even unappreciated for all of the things we do to keep our family organized, healthy and united.

In the Bible, it talks about the rebuilding of the temple and a man named Zerubbabel is leading the effort.  The people are beginning to feel defeated by all of the menial tasks of setting a foundation and building the structure.

It is asked “Who dares despise the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10).

You can’t build a firm building on rocky ground.  You have to take the time to do the menial tasks of measuring, mixing concrete, leveling the ground, cleaning up as you go, in order for the completed structure to stand.

This is exactly what motherhood is all about.  Our days are filled with mundane tasks that in the moment can feel unimportant.  But in the large scope of our marriage and who our children will become, the everyday things have much more meaning.

So every book we read,
Every floor we sweep,
Every nose and counter we wipe,
Every load of laundry we do
Means something.

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