my name is katie. i started a blog over two years ago, but kept it tucked away for only those readers i dared to invite. in it, i exposed my heart, my life, my loves. this private blog was my own little treat…my own little secret…an outlet for creativity, for expression, for growth. and then one day a shift took place. a reality i have known forever finally sunk in. my story isn't mine alone. my story has so much to do with grace and forgiveness and failure and humility and love. there have been treasures built so deep within my heart and i am fully aware that only fear keeps me from sharing. and if i do not share, then love and truth are being held tightly in my hands, rather than spread. in august, 2013, i chose to give my story. simply by sharing life as seen through my eyes and felt with my heart.

my only hope is that you leave this place with a deepened desire to,
"above all, love deeply, for it is love that covers a multitude of sins." 1 peter 4:8

…i am…
a Christ follower.
a wife to my best friend, who is a high school football coach and teacher.
a mother in the depths of my soul. to three beautiful boys and a precious girl on the way.
my children are my heart, my arrows.
a licensed professional counselor (LPC) turned stay at home mom for the present.
simple to my core.
a wanna be distance runner.
a feeler through and through.
scattered and as type B as one can possibly be.
a free spirit. and aspiring hippie.
passionate about adoption…in both a spiritual and physical sense.
goofy and serious.
in the process of becoming a health addict.
a dreamer. 

if you want to know more, please ask!
you can email me at thelaneabove(at)gmail(dot)com


  1. Oh my goshhh!!! This sounds exactly like my journey to blogging! I kept my blog private until April of this year. I'm such a private person in my day to day life that I just couldn't get on board with the idea of publicly blogging...Then, one day, sharing it just seemed like the right thing to do :) thanks so much for stopping by and introducing me to your lovely space! xo

    1. aw, sooooo glad to have met!! yes, i am a very private person by nature as well, but stepping out and letting go has been such a blessing! thanks for stopping by!!

  2. I came across your blog through Casey's link up! So glad I did :) I, too, kept quiet about my story, until both my husband and I decided to share our story. Can't wait to read more! Blessings to you!

    xo, autumn // courageouslove.net

    1. So so glad you stopped by!!! and I beyond excited to continue reading along as you continue to share of God's perfect love through your own beautiful story! Blessed by you!! xoxo, Katie

  3. Your pictures are beautiful! What type of camera do you use?

    1. Thank you, Chantel!! I use one of the more basic DSLR's: canon Rebel XS 10.1MP and then most of the time I use a a 50mm 1.8 lens. :)

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