Our 4th Anniversary

Today Paul and I celebrate our 4th anniversary.  Not a very long time, I am well aware of this.  That being said, it is a milestone neither of us reached in our previous marriages.  On New Years Eve 2011 we got married in front of many of our family and friends.  After just 5 1/2Continue reading “Our 4th Anniversary”

Marrying into Family

Let me tell you about the wonderful family that I married into. First off, lets start with the fact that my family is really small.  My mom has 2 siblings and I have one cousin.  That cousin has resided in Alaska most of her life.  On the other hand, my dad has 3 brothers and IContinue reading “Marrying into Family”

Strong Women

Women are so incredibly strong.  Though, some have it so completely wrong.  Why do we spend so much time trying to tear each other down, instead of building each other up?  Making others look bad, usually just ends up making you look bad! So, instead maybe you point out the good.  That woman who isContinue reading “Strong Women”

A few of my favorite things!

Merry Christmas!  Merry Christmas! On this day I want to just take a minute to think about all the amazing things I have in my life to be thankful for.  The things that cost nothing, but mean everything. Today, on Christmas Day, I probably won’t unwrap a single present.  Though, I will behold many gifts.Continue reading “A few of my favorite things!”

JOY (Positive Energy Part II)

I’m so excited to write this blog, I can barely even stand it! First off a LinkUp page that I post a blog to every week gave me this prompt phrase this week “Joy”.  That means I use that word to go forth with a blog post and post it up on the page forContinue reading “JOY (Positive Energy Part II)”

Positive Energy

I’m reading a book for work called “The Energy Bus”.  I am underlining all kinds of things and making notes in the margins, this is what I do when I want to remember or reflect back.  The book is everything that I believe in life, work and family.  Trying your best to maintain a positiveContinue reading “Positive Energy”

Learning to Keep the Past in the Past

One of the lessons that I have been working the hardest on this year is keeping the past in the past.  It is also one of the hardest lessons I have had to learn.  It is difficult EVERY SINGLE day. How can I truly enjoy all that is happening in my present life if IContinue reading “Learning to Keep the Past in the Past”

Reflecting with my Hubby

Over the last two weekends Paul and I have been able to spend some time out without the kids. These opportunites truly are few and far between.  We always enjoy the chance to spend time as husband and wife. Last week it was Paul’s company Christmas party.   We were uncertain about what to expect sinceContinue reading “Reflecting with my Hubby”

Traditionally Nontraditional

I am 35 years old.  Over the years there have been many different “traditions”.  The thing is, because of our blended family lifestyle no two years look the same.  Sometimes we have multiple kids on Christmas day and others we just have the youngest.  Depending on everything else, we may celebrate the day after ChristmasContinue reading “Traditionally Nontraditional”