My kids gave me a reminder today

all about perspective and looking up

I’m driving a Toyota Sienna this week and the kids are in awe of the double sunroofs. We had them in our old Acura but not in our current Nissan. Apparently, they miss it. Who knew? I’ve been sort of cranky these past few days. I’m not sure if it’s the let down after all… [Read More]

My thoughts on the movie, GIFTED

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When I first saw the preview for GIFTED, I was filled with anticipation. First of all, Chris Evans…hello!  And second, Octavia Spencer…she’s my absolute favorite. The trailer had me stoked for a good story and hopefully a great movie. I went in with high hopes. So what’s the premise? Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a… [Read More]

Burn Boot Camp Update: One Month In

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Y’all, it’s happening. I’m turning into one of those crazy work-out people. I’ve never been a huge exercise person. Yes, I do it because I want to stay healthy, but I’ve never been super regimented about it. I worked out in college…sometimes. I used to walk a lot at night. After kids, I joined the… [Read More]

To my daughter, on her sixth birthday

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My darling Emmy Lou, Every night before I go to bed, I lean down and kiss your cheek. Every. Single. Night. Did you know that? I listen to you breathe and I take in all the changes that have happened over the course of the day, the week, the year. Now you are six. You waited… [Read More]

5 reasons I’ll never give up coffee

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I started drinking coffee in high school. There was a Caribou Coffee that was the perfect hangout for me and my girlfriends. We’d get a frozen coffee or a fancy latte and relished in our newfound independence. When I started working full-time, my love of coffee was truly solidified. My day didn’t truly start until… [Read More]

I’ll always wonder, won’t I?

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It’s weird how things sneak up on you. I was laying in bed with Miss E last night, talking about our cats. Schubert jumped up to cuddle with us and she asked me how old he was. I had to think a moment to remember that he’s 10…and then it hit me, like a brick… [Read More]

OMG, I joined a boot camp

Legs Like Jello

Jello. My legs currently feel like Jello. Yesterday, I squatted them into obliteration. Then this morning we ran, kicked, squatted, jumped and ran some more. Thank the heavenly father for the grocery cart. If not for that, I would have had to to crawl out of the grocery store after making a quick stop for… [Read More]

How the flu almost made me crazy

I have laundry to switch out but I’m avoiding it. I mean, it’s literally 10 feet away from me, but I’m pretending it’s not there. Call it laziness. Call it avoidance. Either way, I just don’t feel like it. Last Thursday, I picked up the boy child from school to find he had a 102… [Read More]