2018 in Review #Thisis38

5,471 Views for the Year: This disappoints me, but is nobody’s fault but mine.  I wasn’t intentional at all this year about making sure that I post, let alone that I was giving the love to other bloggers and reading their posts.  My goal for 2019 is to surpass my views from 2016 (my highest) […]

7 Years #Thisis38

Our 7 year wedding anniversary is today! 7 years 6 Children 5 Corporate America Jobs 4 Different Homes 3 Road Trips (almost) Texas in 2014, Kansas City in 2015 and Disney will be March 2019 (2 months) 2 Family Dogs 1 Marriage that works for us!  

Relationships #Thisis38

On the Eve of my 7th wedding anniversary, I wanted to talk for a minute about what a relationship looks like to me. Last night, my husband and I stayed up for over an hour talking after we had “gone to bed” for the night.  It started with one thing and led down a path […]

Healthy Relationships #thisis38

I receive an affirmation every morning on my phone at 7am. I appreciate them and they always make me think. Here is mine from this morning. Sometimes it takes a really long time to understand this concept. I’m 38 and I can honestly say it has just been in the last couple of years that […]

REBLOG: Me in the Middle ~ Welcome 2019 — Me In The Middle

******************** Courage, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Tolerance, Joyfulness and Service. So how did I do over this past year of 2018? None of these virtues come to any of us that easily. It takes a transcendent mindset to be able to rise above the very human struggles we all go through no matter what our age. Courage […] […]

Our Christmas Eve #Thisis38

When you have a blended family you have to make traditions that work for you.  In this family our Christmas Eve and Christmas day happen only when the 6 kids are in our home. The younger ones who still believe in the magic of Santa, will also choose to believe that Santa understands our family […]

OOLA #Thisis38

I get these images with inspiration into my Facebook feed every day.  They are amazing, always inspiring and often exactly what I need to hear. In 2018 I was introduced to Living OOLA.  OOLA which is short for “ooh-la-la” and is a lifestyle based on finding balance in an unbalanced life.  I read the book […]

Advent: LOVE #Thisis38

We are headed to church here in a couple of hours.  The kids have a Christmas Pageant.  For the last few years, this service has served as my Christmas Eve or Christmas church event. The Advent season is so beautiful and wonderful.  A season of hope!  On this last Sunday of Advent, the 4th Sunday, […]

Important Gifts #Thisis38

In my Devotion for yesterday was a message that hit real close to home.  A message about the most important gifts that we give to others. Have you guys seen those images/posts on Facebook about “Presence over Presents”?  Well, I love those.  For multiple reasons.  The first being that I have a very difficult time […]