Thursday, October 3, 2013


There are times in life that cause you to reflect on things. This month is one of those for me.  This October B and I will celebrate 7 years of marriage and I will turn the big 30!!!

Yes this month is going to be a month to celebrate.  With such big events happening I can't help but reflect on where I am. I have I tell you I love more than anything where I am for many reason, but here a few reasons why...

1.) I have beautiful healthy children which is the biggest blessing B and I have had in the last seven years of marriage. We get to watch them grow and turn into their own little beings.  

2.) My husband and I have made it to the 7 year mark. We have lived, laughed, struggled and cried together. We have lost our first baby during my first pregency, been blessed with our two precious baby girls, changed our jobs, sold our first house, built our forever home, dealt with the loss of grandparents and friends and the list continues. After all the ups and down we still love each other which I am proud to say!

3.) I have the greatest friends. I can't say enough about this. I have developed great friendships over my life. The span from childhood, college and life with kids. These girls are closer than family. They are  consistent, loyal and the best friends anyone can ask for. 

4.) And lastly I have a wonderful relationships with my family. I am so thankful for dinners with my dad, beach days with my mom and trips to the zoo with my sister Meg. 

Here are my reasons when I reflect that keep me laughing, loving and living!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crafting Season!

I have decided that this year I am renaming hunting season to crafting season. Since the start hunting season in August, I have made matching dresses for MC and R, curtains for my master bath, 5 custom App State tumblers, custom etched pie plate, custom glass cutting board, a Halloween burlap sign and a some Christmas ornaments!

Here are the pics!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pray for a stanger please...

I am sure each of you have prayed for a friend or a family member.  I do, everyday I pray for both friends and family.  This week I have been adding a new prayer, a prayer for a stranger, a 28 year old woman who is in the battle of her life.  

Her name is Holly, she works with two of my friends husbands at a local business.  Thursday out of no where she had a massive brain aneurism in the office.  Thanks so the quick work of her co-workers and EMTs she was transported to the hospital.  She was with our a pulse for a period of time but was able to be revived.  Since Thursday's incident in the office she has had 3 brain surgeries and as a result of the trauma her body has been through she suffered a heart attach yesterday.  

I don't know Holly from Adam.  I could not tell you what she looked like if you asked me, but I do know she needs a miracle and the only way I know how to get one is through the power of prayer!  So please I ask you pray for her too!!  She needs as much as we can get!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Being a Mom

I love being a mom, it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.  But man, let me tell you some days are just tough.  So today was one of those days.  Thank God he will give me tomorrow to try it again!

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Big # 3

It's hard to believe that yesterday MC turned 3!  We were so blessed to have had a great weekend with friends and family to celebrate her.  

The coolest part of yesterday for me was the MC got to see both her living great-grand mothers and all of her grand-parents.  

I pray that I will be able to know MC and Little R's children and what an amazing thought to be able to know their grand-children.

Here are to the generations of memories that keep us laughing, loving and living!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A thought from Mother Teresa...

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful 
friends and some genuine enemies.  
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. 
 Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  
It was never between you and them anyway.

~Mother Teresa

Epic that is the only word...

Well let me tell you something this weekend was action packed.  Filled with fun with the kids, great friends, good food and too much red vino for sure!!!

The weekend was kicked off Friday night with a wild rice and shrimp casserole and spending time with my friends Colleen and Mary Nelson.  MC was full of herself, starting a story to them with "One day when I was picking my nose on the sofa... (I was one proud momma for sure)!!!  They spend the night and stayed a good portion of the morning on Saturday.

Saturday brought another wonderful supper club.  Wonderful food and great company.  Jack D even was there to keep B company!!!

Sunday started early and ended late.  We had a birthday party for Clark that ended at 2:30 Monday morning!!!  The boys where in rare form for sure.  Have you ever seen 4 grown men play shirtless beer pong?  (They thought they looked amazing, not so sure if I agree).

Here's to epic weekends that keep us Laughing, Loving and Living!!!