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


Back to Real Life

Sigh. I had a feeling this would happen. I just didn't expect it so soon. Sitting in the airport, drinking a lovely cup of coffee I am missing my my family something fierce. I can't wait to get back to them, to our home, and our life. It has been a fun weekend, awesome to… Continue reading Back to Real Life


So…This Happened….

The friend I came here to see works for Microsoft. They launch retail stores all over and she travels to the various cities for store set ups and grand openings. With each store opening there is talent booked as well. This could be singers or professional athletes. In Dallas, it was The Band Perry and… Continue reading So…This Happened….


I’m Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…

Only I DO know when I'll be back again. Sunday. I have exactly three and a half days to remember what it was like to be my own person. To not have any real responsibilities. Driving in the rain, my mind imagines all kinds of catastrophes, all completely unrealistic. This is not a reflection on… Continue reading I’m Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…


Safari Fun – Texas Style

Now that the house is getting somewhat assembled, we decided to get out and do something. We went to San Antonio to check out this: We got to see all sorts of creatures - and they came right up to our car door! Hannah said "OOOH OOH OOOH! Mom look!!!" about 5000 times. Jacob laughed at… Continue reading Safari Fun – Texas Style

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Idaho vacation!

Ah! There is nothing like a good get-away vacation! The kids and I joined my sister and her family for a week at their cabin in Idaho! So much fun! Hannah is ready to ride!! Lucky for us - Uncle has some awesome quads!! My kids were in serious heaven!   Hannah and I headed… Continue reading Idaho vacation!


Minnesota Madness!

We made a whirlwind surprise trip to Minnesota last week to visit Eric's family before his upcoming deployment! Flying with little kids is really not for the faint of heart - but we did it and we all survived! The flight there couldn't have been more perfect! As you can see, Jake was sleepy as… Continue reading Minnesota Madness!


Trip to Maui

We got a chance to get a girls night out!! So much fun! We did our usual dinner at the mai tai bar at the Royal Hawaiian hotel. It is so beautiful there and dinner on the water just can't be beat! We took pictures of each other from the balcony of Moose McGillicutty's. Great food… Continue reading Trip to Maui