Hi. I'm Mary and this is my blog. I am also known as "wife" (of 7 years) to Ryan, "mommy" to Owen (who is 3) and Nora (born in May), and "best friend" to Kinnick, our 7-year-old Morkie (i.e., half Maltese, half Yorkshire Terrier).
I spend my days at home in suburban Iowa with a rambunctious and fun-loving preschooler who keeps things lively and my sweet, smiley baby girl. There's rarely a dull moment around here...and that's a good thing!
Some things I love, in no particular order:
- coffee (with cream)
- a glass of good wine
- dessert (but not with fruit, please)
- movies that make me cry
- an organized closet
- Craftsman-style home decor
- clearly defined expectations
- studying the Bible and growing my faith
- cooking for my family
- receiving thoughtful greeting cards
- Hawaii (specifically Maui)
- attending professional baseball games
- proper punctuation
- appropriate sarcasm
- checking tasks off my to-do list
This blog originally began as a way for me to update my then-far-away family on my journey through pregnancy (and subsequent photos of my ever-expanding belly). Since then, it's taken on a few directions (and titles), but now serves as a place for me to document the general goings-on of life here in the Peterson household.
This may include (but is not limited to!) my thoughts and experiences on food, crafts, home decor, child-rearing (and mishaps), and — in keeping with the title — letting our light shine through an occasional musing on God's Word and his amazing works in our lives.