My name’s Christie. I’m a Christian, counselor, professor, wife, sister, daughter, but most importantly, mommy. I love to entertain, bake, cook, do yoga, and I try to get my endorphins pumping by running (though mostly, it’s just pure agony). For over two years, we’ve been in the process of officially making our daughter’s last name Simons. This is our journey.


“Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement. Our willingness to own  and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection.” – Brene Brown, Daring Greatly  p. 2