ftf =Favorite Things Friday (And as I’ve mentioned before – most of my favorite “things” are people!) To all my girlfriends…consider this a public service announcement… HANG OUT WITH OLDER WOMEN! I just had lunch with some amazing women – all are “besties” to my mom. They were meeting for lunch and invited me… Continue reading #ftfOlderWomen – July 31, 2015
I’ve decided to officially make Fridays (on this little blog) – “Favorite Things Friday” (aka: #ftf). This is totally a selfish decision – one that forces me to take some time to think, process and write/post more regularly. I’m envisioning sharing some random “stuff” that I like – but, honestly, most will probably be about… Continue reading #ftfPHIL – Our awesome son-in-law!
Received a text this past weekend from “My Favorite” (aka: our youngest – the one that put her own info in my phone and labeled herself “My Favorite” and then added emojis of a pile of poop…and a Koala Bear?!?) So…yeah… The text read: “Happy 2 year anniversary of the day that I found out… Continue reading #2yearslater – God’s plan for “My Favorite”
Aren’t you just soooooo thankful for calendar reminders? I’m not talking about meeting reminders or “need to pay the water bill” kind of stuff (although, there are days that I definitely appreciate them). I’m talking about those reminders that point to important DATES that you think you will ALWAYS remember, but then the actual dates… Continue reading #proudmommoment – February 16, 1995
The house is awkwardly quiet as we earlier said “See you soon” (NEVER “goodbye”) to our three girls, two sons-in-law, and the world’s most fabulous grandson. We had a whirlwind of a weekend that included a whole lot of food, a One Year Old’s birthday party, a failed attempt at a Christmas card photo, a round… Continue reading #birthdayweekendwithlukethomas
This morning I woke up and thought…”UGH…TODAY is THE day…the one that I dread and often pray an angel (or REALLY great friend) would show up to handle for me. It’s the “Take Christmas Down… and Stuff It Back In The Boxes” Day. Usually this happens before January 11th – but this year we celebrated… Continue reading January 11th: Yep – it’s that time of year…again.
Anyone that has been around me for longer than 5 minutes knows that I was struggling with how this Christmas was going to play out. I was struggling with our older two daughters and their husbands, (as well as our new grandson), having other plans/being out of town and the day just being “sad” with missing… Continue reading A Different Christmas Day – 2013
Earlier this week, (on Twitter) Bill Hybels (Senior Pastor of Willow Creek) wrote: “I’m working on my Top 10 Blessings from God in 2012 to share with my family on December 31. We read and explain all 10 to each other. Try it!” I immediately thought, “Gosh – wish we would do that” and then… Continue reading Blessings from 2012
Written July 10th – 12:15 AM (for some reason my blog just wouldn’t let me upload it before now?) So – this is one of those times when I feel God’s leading on what I am to write about. I’ve known I’ve needed to write it for days…just been avoiding it. But – in order… Continue reading Confession Time: My (almost) date with "Magic Mike"
I actually wrote this over two weeks ago while I was in Phoenix and had lots of time to think, pray and write. Saw this idea on another person’s blog and thought it was a great way to get my initial thoughts out…as well as to catch some people up on my life (since I… Continue reading "100 Things"