Marriage · Sisters

Sisters

I have been blessed with three sisters. My mom used to call us built-in-friends. She always told us to be nice to each other, because we were who God picked as lifelong relationships for one another. Sometimes it was difficult to follow that advice. Often, it was downright impossible.     I've gone thru ups… Continue reading Sisters

Life

Broken, Bruised and Burned

Just thought I'd share this little tidbit from my week. I have sustained the following injuries in the past 7 days. 1. Sunburn - Back of my neck. So bad it almost blistered. Ouch. 2. Vinyl Burns - From jumping down a giant inflatable slide. Elbow and upper thigh. 3. Upper arm cut - From… Continue reading Broken, Bruised and Burned

Friends · Life · Wellness

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

I've realized recently that not everyone shares my "honesty is best" policy. The hardest relationships I have are the ones I'm not quite sure are exactly what they seem. Why is it some people seem unable to just be themselves? Many relationships in my life are somewhat volatile. Not that we fight constantly, yell and… Continue reading You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Life

Disneyland Prep

In about 37 hours I will be boarding a plane bound for the happiest place on earth. I am totally excited. Actually, excited doesn't even begin to cover it. As a stay-at-home mommy, my world is my kids. Making sure they are fed, clothed and happy is pretty much all I do every day. They… Continue reading Disneyland Prep

Kids

Running the Costco Marathon

I ran the Costco marathon today. I made excellent time. The track is three times from the far wall to the bathrooms at the front of the store. I can run it in about a minute and a half. Too bad it isn't a real event. I went to Costco to return a sweatshirt and… Continue reading Running the Costco Marathon

God · Parents · Wellness

Lock your doors!

Buuzzzz! Buuzzzzz! Buuzzzzz! At 4 o'clock this morning, I was awakened from my dreams to the sound of my alarm. It took me a few minutes to recall why on earth I was waking up at such an ungodly hour. As I blinked bleary eyed at the green numbers switching to 4:01 I remembered -… Continue reading Lock your doors!

Fitness

Child’s pose

I've recently started doing yoga at my YMCA. I don't claim to be good at it. I'm not even sure I'm doing half the poses correctly. Most of the time I feel like the most uncoordinated person in the room. However, it makes me feel very relaxed despite the fact that I'm dripping sweat the… Continue reading Child’s pose

Kids · Life · Parents

“Mommy I have to go potty!”

Ah, potty training. Is there a more wonderful thing in all the world? I think not. My daughter Madison will be three in October. As of last week, she was still going in a diaper and I, her mother was changing her (sorry - little potty book humor for you moms out there). We tried… Continue reading “Mommy I have to go potty!”

Fitness · Food and Drink · Life

A steaming serving of guilt

Today I will be returning to visit Jim. Jim is not a friend. He is not a member of my family. In fact, he doesn't really exist. Jim is what I call my YMCA. Actually, it's more than that. Jim is who my YMCA is to me. I created the concept of "Jim" shortly after… Continue reading A steaming serving of guilt

Kids · Life

For Shame!

I realized today (thanks James) that I haven't blogged in - well, far too long. Shame, shame on me. I'm so sorry! I'm currently decompressing from an incredibly busy day and preparing for a new (equally hectic) day on the horizon. I started watching a friend's children today, and will have an infant, two 2… Continue reading For Shame!