Monday, December 14, 2015

In which I un-quit the internet

Where do I even begin?

Classy, Wifey. Real classy. 

Hey there, friends. About a year and a half ago, I quit the internet. There were a lot of reasons, so you may want to hop on over there and read it if you are interested in why, but mainly I really felt like it was something the Lord wanted me to do I know, that sounds weird, but its true!. And when I do anything, I do it big.. and quit-the-internet-in-a-big-way I did.

  • permanently deleted all my blogs which deleted all of my blog followers.
  • I permanently deleted my blogher ads 
  • permanently deleted all my new and old email addresses which deleted every picture I'd ever used on a blog post. 
  • permanently deleted my twitter completely.
  • I went one by one and blocked and then unblocked all my instagram followers so they wouldn't be following me anymore.  
  • permanently deleted my blog Facebook page but, I mean, who really cares?
  • I stepped down from my awesome job with The Influence Network
I mean, why do anything, if you're not going to go all out right?

Then, I got pregnant with Baby # 3, sweet little Stella Blake. And if I'm being honest, I gotta say that I was thankful I didnt have to share these pregnancy pictures online really felt like confirmation that I was doing the right thing? 

But, I really missed y'all. 

Well, God is doing something BIG in our family's life right now. I'm not super sure what it's going to look like or how it's going to all play out. I'm trying to have Daniel's faith and just be obedient each step of the way. I am 100% sure God called me away from the Internet. But, weirdly, I am also 100% sure God is calling me back. Is that weird? Maybe. So here is where we have been over the last year and some change.

First, and most importantly we had our third little girl, Stella Blake. She is so sweet and easy going. The pregnancy was super easy and, as was expected, going from 2 to 3 is a doozie. But it's incredible, and third babies of the same gender are basically free with all the hand me downs! Reese started homeschooling with classical conversations and Kendall has really grown into her super fun personality!

Second, I've continued to cheer on The Influence Network ladies. They blow me away with their hard work, innovation, and dedication to our (yes, still our) women. This year's conference was incredible and the team killed it! I brought Stella with me and was super duper inspired starting then (but more on that later)!


So, as I slowly make my way back onto the internet, I would love if we could connect. Follow this blog, find me on instagram, lets reconnect on twitter, and lets do this thing on periscope. Seriously let me know if we aren't using those platforms anymore. No, but really. Lots of my old posts were unrecoverable, mostly because I didnt have the images I used, but some of the oldies are still here. It is what it is. 

I permanently removed every.single.follower from every platform, every single image, every single blog post, and every single hyperlink and I literally am starting over from scratch. Which means there are things I don't have to disclose and things I can finally share. Which is super freeing. But also, there are literally entire social networks I know nothing about so, someone needs to teach me periscope. 

 Fill me in, what have you been up to for the last year and a half?


  1. As someone who, though separated from 'church' at the moment, felt encouraged by your faith, hope and love.. I am THRILLED you are back. I (stalker moment) loved watching your family grow but also truly loved your honesty and humbling moments of faith and truth (also your super real mom moments give me hope that some day I won't totally and royally screw it up cause you have AMAZING kids and you're not *gasp* perfect). So I am truly, very happy you're back to share and encourage!

  2. I've been reading your blogs for years, and I remember when there were no faces or names. Your blog has always been a favorite of mine. After you removed everyone from your Instagram, I tried to follow you a few times (sorry, but I really missed you and your girls!). I remember watching your girl behind the blog videos when I was 11/12/13? And I just remember really loving you and your blog! I got a notification several weeks ago that Ashley Noelle liked one of my pictures or something like that. It took me a second, then when I realized it was you, I freaked out! I'm so happy you're back, and can't wait to see more! And congrats on baby #3! That's so awesome! XO, Annie
    Ps. Sorry if this all sounds stalker-ish. Haha😂 You really just seem like an awesome person!

  3. I am kind of in love with the fact that you quit the internet. If it weren't for my blog, which I love and adore, I would do it too. I've had so much conviction about social media and I'm really wrestling with what to do with it and what my part should be, or if I should get rid of it all together. I'm so glad you're back!

  4. I am unreasonably happy about this :) I have loved (and learned from) watching you obey the Lord, and goodness I am excited that you're back!

  5. For the last year and a half I have been hanging out with YOU! Haha but I'm glad you are back on the Internet, especially now... (Sad, crying face emoji).

  6. I just saw this and I'm so excited! I've missed reading your blog and following along on instagram!