Writing

Summertime Sadness

I love back to school time. The fresh loose-leaf paper, the clean binders, and dividers just waiting to be marked with each class subject - all used to excite me far more than the actual act of going back to school. I loved full and part-time homeschooling the kids. Setting up an area of the… Continue reading Summertime Sadness

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · nature · Photography · Writing

Cancelled

Spring Rebirth Renewal Humanity Faith Community Family Joy Love Spring Hope ~ none of these are cancelled. The frivolous extra is. Formal clothing, a building, hats, matching shoes, baskets, colored eggs, the have to's, the should's, the busy and unnecessary are all stripped away. Essentials only. Spring is not cancelled The Church is not a… Continue reading Cancelled

Dogs · Faith and Personal Growth · Photography · Writing

Deep Images….with Jack Handy

You know that SNL sketch where the verbiage of a "deep thought" with the Jack Handy voice over lays out a bunch of nonsense? That plays out in my brain in real life whenever I am on a solo bike ride or run or walk with the dogs. I think my best deep thoughts while… Continue reading Deep Images….with Jack Handy

Family

Red Flags

We survived spring break! We didn't do much, more of a stay-cation really - but it was nice to have no where we HAD to be. The kids, of course, not wanting to miss a minute of the nothingness, continued their pattern of "up at o'dark thirty". That was until this morning when it was… Continue reading Red Flags

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Photography

Make My Tummy Go Gooey! (Aka the post with 1000 pictures)

For as long as I can remember, I've had a fear of heights. I remember climbing along rooftops with my father as he was building houses when I was really young, but since about 4 or 5 years old, heights and I do not get along. As a kid, we went to carnivals when they came to… Continue reading Make My Tummy Go Gooey! (Aka the post with 1000 pictures)

Family · Health and Fitness · Photography

Joy

If writing for a fitness blog has taught me anything, it's that I have to practice what I "preach". After writing a post about making exercise work with kids, I really had no excuse. So I found this: It's a playground next to the track! There is absolutely NO reason I couldn't get out there! As… Continue reading Joy

Family · Health and Fitness

Wonderful Wednesday: No Agenda Days

I love perfect days. Days like today. We had no plans. No where we had to be. No agenda, no expectations, just woke up to see what the day would bring us. After a yummy breakfast and some creamy Kona in my cup, I put on my workout clothes and thought about the lonely treadmill. I wasn't… Continue reading Wonderful Wednesday: No Agenda Days

Family · Health and Fitness

Wild Hairs and Crazy Ideas

Waking up this morning at o'dark thirty to a screaming, fit throwing, apparently possessed Hannah, I got the wild hair to get the workout done today before anything else. As I contemplated a run, (location, should I bring Jacob's bike, just the stroller, decisions, decisions....) I got the genius idea to go for a bike… Continue reading Wild Hairs and Crazy Ideas

Family · Photography

Ko’Olina

I realized two days ago that I better head out to the Ko'Olina lagoons if I wanted to make one last trip out there....time is running out! So my friend and her kiddos and me with Jake and Hannah all headed out for what will be our last trip the the lagoons. So beautiful, so… Continue reading Ko’Olina