Photo by Hannah Kate Photography
Hi, I'm Grace! Jaron is my husband, Emmitt and Cora are my kiddos. Ilovetheirgutsthemost. We live in Oklahoma City, in a house that was built in 1923. We always have some project in the works in a continuing effort to help make this house our home. We are grateful for wonderful family and friends who allow us to feel at home wherever we are.I started this little blog early in 2012. It was kind of odd actually. I felt this strong push to start one, even though I didn't follow any blogs and didn't have any idea what I was doing. I quickly discovered this wild world on the interwebs. Oh, the blogs. I loved reading all the words and seeing all the pictures, relating to this or that, or learning something entirely new.
I thought I might write about the house projects Jaron and I were working on. However, I quickly discovered I didn't have much desire in sharing the logistics of our projects. We get things done in a clustercuss sort of fashion, rather than a step by step, photo-ready style. I also wanted to write about our new life as parents to have a way of remembering the little things through the craziness, and to feel like I was producing something, since it can be hard to see tangible results from parenting on a day to day basis. When I began the blog, I was still adjusting to being a stay-at-home mom, after working as a social worker in a pediatric specialty hospital.
Turns out, I love to write. Who knew?! It snuck up on me, but I now know that I need writing to function... to process, grow, and remember this time in my life. To be able to record our stories. I've always loved stories. When I was a child, I would much rather have my parents tell me a story rather than read a book. I love those stories that we tell over and over even when everyone around us has heard them a million times before. I think there is something so rich in each person's stories. They remind us of who we are and where we come from, allow us to celebrate joys and pick ourselves up after defeats. They foster community by tying us tighter together or simply building bridges. I've found there are many ways to tell stories. Sometimes I do it with words, and sometimes just pictures. Sometimes I'll include the things that inspire and move me. I'm so happy you're here and hope to make you feel at home too!