I just love summer, don’t you? I feel much happier and more relaxed during this season. Since the weather is warm it’s so nice to spend time outside soaking in some sun. With each new summer season I always want to spruce up our patio so we can enjoy it as an outdoor living … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Create an Inviting Outdoor Living Room
I’ve been thinking a lot about what to do with my blog. I’ve only written a handful of blog posts this year and I seriously considered shutting it down for good. But, as I mentioned before, my husband and my best friend encouraged me to open up and to keep going. This blog is … [Read more...] about Where does my blog go from here?
Wow. The support on my last post has been overwhelming. Not only have I received amazing encouragement on my facebook page, but I have received messages and emails letting me know friends are there for me if I need anything or they are available to chat and listen. Just so you … [Read more...] about Hopeful.
If I tell them, they’ll think less of me. Even I have a hard time believing it happened. But it’s the truth. It’s my truth. And after holding it in for nearly a year I’m ready to tell it. My story is worthy of being told. I got sick last year. Not the kind of sick you’re … [Read more...] about So, I got sick
When Landon was two-years-old he became obsessed with Thomas the Train. This caused a chain reaction of Naaman and I to buy all the Thomas things available at Toys R Us. We also bought a lot of Thomas books to read. It really was his favorite thing. Thomas and reading. Of course … [Read more...] about The Big Big Bridge
One year ago I laced up a new pair of tennis shoes and went for my first run. I didn’t have any fancy running gear. And I didn’t have any clue how I would feel. But I assumed it would hurt like hell and I wasn’t looking forward to it at all. I’m not sure why the trend stuck this … [Read more...] about On Becoming a Runner
This post brought to you by Manwich. The content and opinions expressed below are mine. I’m a big fan of easy weeknight meals that fill up my family’s tummies. I’m an even bigger fan if these recipes don’t have twenty ingredients and take a really long time to make.Â For a … [Read more...] about Ridiculously Easy Asian Lettuce Wraps
When I trained last spring for my first 5k it was an 8-week program using an app on my phone. Due to the onset of depression this past fall, I lost steam and have had to go all the way back to week 5 of my 5k training. It’s really hard getting out of bed some days. So you can … [Read more...] about Stand By Me
By the time Brigham was six-months-old, we had already been to Children’s Mercy urgent care/emergency room so many times we’d lost count. We didn’t understand why our baby was so sick all the time. We were frustrated, exhausted and didn’t know what to do. Severe double ear … [Read more...] about What Children’s Mercy Means to Us
This week on the happy list . . . 16 Things You Need to Say Goodbye to in 2016: If you read anything this week – let it be this! So good and I relate to so many of them! Peanut Butter Pie: I mean, does it need an explanation? I am sooo making this! Why is My Daughter … [Read more...] about Happy List