Some of you are old friends from my original blogging days, some of you are new friends, and some of you are real life friends – and I appreciate you all! Thank you for finding me and taking time out of your precious day to spend with me!
You’ve landed on this page because curiosity got the best of you (or maybe your fat thumbs accidentally placed you here). Regardless, welcome!
I’m Kayla. Wife (of nearly 8 years) to Skyler, mom to Ezekiel (Zeek), Asher, Ellery and Alder. Four kids. Seriously, that’s wild to say. When I started this blog long long ago, Skyler and I were newly married. No kids. Not even pregnant. Then I got pregnant with Zeek, and many of you journeyed with me through my first pregnancy, birth and couple years of being a first-time mama. And then Asher came along. And then Ellery, and now, 8 years later, Alder. My, how quickly live travels before you! This, these people, quickly moving life – these are the reasons I blog. I want to remember. I want to preserve memories for my children one day. I want to share funny stories, hard stories, lessons learned, recipes tried and by chance tasted great and worked well for my family, projects that sometimes happen between nap time and bed time, places traveled with a crew loud enough that we don’t need anyone announcing that we have arrived. All of these things – I want to document. And I’m so thankful that you’re here with me to be a part of my community.
For that is the biggest lesson I’ve learned since being married: community is where it’s at. It’s where life begins, where you and your whole crew find lifelong friendships, where you learn to serve and be served, where you share joys and smiles across tabletops when you’re back-porchin’ with the neighbors, where you’re getting Pedialyte, bread and soup dropped on your porch when the stomach bug has hit the whole house, where you’re holding each other up and being held up as life is pulling it’s ever-changing twists and turns on you. It’s where you live.
Welcome to my community. I’m so glad you’re here.