Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Gratitude, Always

There is tired, and then there’s tired. The kind of tired you feel when you have done way more than there is time for, more than you’d planned, and are sleep deprived on top of it all. It’s the kind of tired you feel when you have to tuck your chin down, keep your feet… Continue reading Gratitude, Always

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Inside Out

Have you seen the latest Pixar film Inside Out? I love how recent animated movies are shifting away from the typical "damsel in distress" or "good vs. bad guy" themes and moving more into deeper territory. Inside Out depicts the inner monologues of a young girl and her family, and how so often the voices… Continue reading Inside Out

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

For Just This Moment

For just this moment I want to cry. I want to be mad. I want to scream. Like any other doctor appointment, I come with my emotional armor.  I've been through this what seems like a thousand times before; I get my hopes up that this time, this time, it will be fine. He won't… Continue reading For Just This Moment

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Emotions and Gunk

What a day. It was a doozy. No - It was BRUTAL. Deployments suck no matter what. When separated from the one you love and you don't know where they are, can't talk to them whenever you feel like it  - it just plain sucks. It sucks it sucks it sucks. But you work, you… Continue reading Emotions and Gunk

Family · Food

It’s a Wonderful Life

Wow. What a day. I'll apologize up front if I am a bit incoherent! These kinds of days I never seem to have trouble falling asleep - I literally collapse into bed.  And why I seem to save it all for one day is beyond me. You'd think I would be better at spreading out… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life

Family · Health and Fitness

Making Lemonade

Today was a rough one. Not for any particular reason...just weepy, over-emotional, overwhelmed, missing my Hawaii peeps, missing the hubbs, church this morning was spot on, and oh yeah, I'm a woman! Ha! After church and braving the grocery store for ONLY FIVE items that inevitably turned into 25 - I felt a little blah… Continue reading Making Lemonade

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Photography

See You Laters and Welcome Back!

Now that we have our internet up and the house is starting to look like a home as the cardboard sea subsides.....I had to take a moment to share our See You Laters and our Welcome Backs! Jayde was my neighbor in Hawaii - STRONG CHICKS!! So much fun to workout one last time where… Continue reading See You Laters and Welcome Back!