Just saying ?…. No. Sorry. Nope. Actually…we are never…ever…”just saying”…. Words. Man. Oh. Man. The power within them…it’s SO MUCH MORE than just some consonants and vowels and sentences…inflections and expressions. Our sentences can sentence someone to a life of wondering if what we just said is WHAT and WHO they really are?! Maybe you… Continue reading …just saying
Follow Up: I posted my ME TOO blog yesterday evening and I’ve received so many kind words and messages as well as other individuals saying my words encouraged them to try and tell their own stories. In just a few short hours after posting I heard from former students, dear friends, family members and strangers… Continue reading something else…
Our family grew by 7 pounds and 15 ounces on September 9th when we said hello to Miss Tatum Elizabeth. A bundle of pink and perfection. Here. Just see for yourself… Is she not The Most? The most of ALL THINGS worth stopping EVERYTHING…just to stare and lean into her every movement and sound. The… Continue reading hello little girl…
I am trying to squeeze all my thoughts on this topic into a blog post and it’s IMPOSSIBLE. Oh for the splendor of having someone in your life that gets you! That knows you. That knows you and hey…loves you anyway. The one who remembers things about you that you’ve long since forgotten, but speaks… Continue reading g i r l f r i e n d s.
I was having a conversation with my mother-in-law, aka Hunney…aka Judith…about life and health and responsibility and such…she has a mass amount of land that requires her attention and during the course of our chat I told her Kurt mentioned us growing a garden. Funny. As keen as the idea seems, I am the last… Continue reading find your happy place.
So my 30 year high school reunion is coming up in two weeks… Thirty years?! Really? Where did it go?! What have I done since 1987? Let’s think…So I went to college, got pregnant, got married, had a baby, sold Pampered Chef, sold Discovery Toys, had another baby, got my real estate license, sold some… Continue reading l a g n i a p p e.
If no one has told you yet I’m breaking the news…consider this information a gift… Life will bring you pain. Isn’t it fantastic! You don’t have to wonder anymore! You don’t have to wonder if you’re going to escape life’s blows!!! You’re NOT! You ARE going to get hit…square between the eyes…at some point…with heartache… Continue reading let it do what it came to do.
You have someone to bring you coffee every morning…and if needed…wine every night. Dating your spouse is a million times better than any date you’ve ever been on. There’s nothing awkward…there’s a million things to talk about…and #3 3. When you go out to eat and you want the enchilada plate but you can’t decide… Continue reading 10 reasons I think you should consider marriage.
Yesterday was Jana’s birthday and the missing was real and painful. We could go all year without connecting but when our two-week-apart birthdays showed up on the calendar we were on it! We would call and catch up and my heart would Always, Always be lighter and fuller and happier and humbled that she… Continue reading straight up rabbit chasing.
Meet Betty… Betty is more than just my sister. Betty has been my best friend since birth…we go way back. Think about how you define “best friend”…always there for you, would do anything for you, loves you in all your mess and encourages you to do your best, your confidant, the person you call when… Continue reading the anna to my elsa.