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]

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]

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]

39 things to do before I turn 40

Things to Do Before I Turn 40

Today is my birthday, my 39th birthday to be exact. That means I have exactly 365 days before I turn 40. I’ll admit that makes a part of me uneasy. Forty has always seemed so…old. But it’s not really, not at all, though shaking that mentality is difficult. I’ve got a year to get “okay”… [Read More]

Time Keeps On Ticking: My Word of the Year

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I’ve been thinking about a “word of the year” for the past several days. Nothing was really sticking. I toyed with the idea of appreciation – to focus on what I have in front of me, appreciate my life for what it is etc. But after a day or two, of rolling around in my… [Read More]

I am thankful

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It’s been a crazy few months. I have felt a lot of stress, and I’ve yelled and cried more than normal. But I’m okay. We’re all okay. And for that, I am thankful. When you’re in the thick of change, as things are constantly evolving and shifting, it’s hard to focus on the good that is in… [Read More]

Sitting in discomfort

kindergarten girl

We’re not in a comfortable place right now. In other words, transitions are hard. And we’re going through a lot of them. #1. Kindergarten We started off with a BANG. My little cutie loved school and was making lots of new friends. Every day was a new name and some new song to sing. Then… [Read More]