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Well, friends, it’s been a good run, but after five years of blogging – exactly five years ago today – I think enough is enough, don’t you?


I can’t even believe where God has taken me over the past five years with blogging. Home with the Boys started as a tiny little personal blog to keep family and friends updated about all the new changes in our life – a second baby, me staying home, and the start of medical school. Now it is a creative outlet, a place to share the words God places in my heart and the things our family loves, a wonderfully fun place to connect with all of you!

I am humbled by the way He grown me in this journey and by the incredible friends I have made because of the blogging world. Some of my very favorite people in the world I met because of blogging. Now if only we lived closer…

I want to celebrate YOU today. If you weren’t reading and commenting, I’m not sure this would have kept going for so long. God has used all of you to encourage me, inspire me, grow me. I am so thankful for all of you and I pray for you often.

Any good celebration has gifts, and I’m going with a “My Favorite Things” theme for some pretty awesome giveaways to celebrate five years! These giveaways are a collection of some of my favorite things I’ve discovered through blogging! Check out these FIVE fabulous prize packages for FIVE fabulous years:

Five Years Giveaway

Giveaway #1:

Lisa Leonard - Well with My Soul Necklace

Giveaway #2:

Rusted Chain GC 520

Giveaway #3:

Redeemed - Found & Treasured - Large Purse

Giveaway #4:


Giveaway #5:

  • “Guard Your Heart” 20×20 cafe mount from the Just for Boys collection by Red Letter Words
  • A signed paperback copy of Hope for the Weary Mom by my sweet, mom-inspiring friends Brooke McGlothlin & Stacey Thacker
  • The Character Collection {Seeds of Character & The Character of God} from Seeds Family Worship, my favorite music to have on in our home and a VERY important organization for me through these five years of blogging
  • Winner’s choice of plush, notepad, & puffy stickers set from DaySpring


HOLY COW, right?! I am so thankful for all of these friends who are celebrating with us! They are all such a blessing and so are you!

I love you guys. Seriously.

Now before I get all weepy, go get yourself entered to win!

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