This past year I’ve started a new favorite thing…brunch. I’ve loved meeting up with a friend, or two, typically on a friday or Saturday morning. For whatever reason, I just feel more relaxed and enjoy just “being” for a few hours when brunch is involved. I’ve enjoyed this new favorite part of my week with many different… Continue reading #ftf – brunch (and #birthdaybrunch is even better!)
ftf – “Favorite Things Friday”…and this one CERTAINLY qualifies! It’s been a long 5 months. Earlier today my daughter (along with her husband) shared a really authentic post about what they have been through the last few years, and specifically since the start of 2017. While Tom and I (and other members of our family)… Continue reading #ftf – Redeemed Marriages
Our daughter got engaged a few weeks ago and when the wedding date was set for 6 months later our family went in to “panic mode” with wanting to feel and look better before the big day. The start date of June 1st was announced and we all agreed that we would do a round… Continue reading #DatingWhileDoingWhole30 – June 11, 2017
This past week, in the MOMS group that I’m apart of, we had all of the “Mentor Moms” (older women that have lived through the baby/preschool phase of life and want to offer encouragement to the younger women still in it) share some “Words of Wisdom”. These Mentor Moms were asked to share a life changing… Continue reading #aLittleSomethingForMyMOMSGroup – April 2017
This past weekend was a BIG one for our family. Well, not just “big”…HUGE! After a quick change from the original plan, our daughter’s sweet boyfriend became her FIANCE! It’s a fun, sweet story (one I hope to document on another day), but today I want to talk about a conversation I had with my dad…a… Continue reading #IsAJtheone – April 8, 2016
It’s almost midnight and it’s been a pretty great day. There have been lots of little surprises, cards in the mail from my daughters, an amazing card delivered from my mom (I’m blogging about that ASAP – stay tuned), fun lunch dates (TWO), casual dinner with #lukethomas and friends, and just now – a tender… Continue reading #MyValentine – February 14, 2017
I’ve been told (more times than I can count) that I “married well”. Our closest friends (ok…and my family) might have even mentioned that Tom is definitely the “better half” in our marriage. While the man can make me TOTALLY CRAZY sometimes – this morning is one more example of how my people are correct. I’ve… Continue reading #SwissCakeRollsAndMarriage – October 7, 2015
Update: (written on our 30th – 12/28/15) I wrote this blog a year ago…it holds true to how thankful I am tonight – for another year with a man that continues to put in the effort/work that a real, authentic and safe marriage takes. Tom- thanks for leading well and for continuing to have the hard… Continue reading #29years + 1!
So – I am still in Phoenix and truly loving having this time away with God and my man. I’m bursting with things that I’m learning/that God is showing me and reading and writing a lot. I’ve stuck to a strict “no TV during the day” policy and I’ve been shocked how quickly the days… Continue reading "A Day of FIRSTS"
I am both shocked and embarrassed at how long it’s been since I posted on this blog..but “I’m back” and currently have lots to type/say! God is giving me, once again, the desires of my heart…some time away with Him. I’m currently sitting in a hotel room in Phoenix, Arizona. My man is here for… Continue reading "I’m Baaaaaack…"