Thursday, June 22, 2017


i have been soaking in non-fiction book (i usually prefer fiction). books on relationships and life. i have really enjoyed every one of these books.  i love knowing that i am not alone in some of the things i struggle with. i am thankful for the brave people who write these books.

one of the pieces in the book that i am currently reading, Never Unfriended by Lisa Jo Baker, talks about how in the business of life sometimes we are more concerned with how the house looks when we have friends come over instead of just enjoying them.  i don't think she is giving us a reason to just not clean or straighten our homes but giving us a breather the ability to be real and enjoy relationships, even in our messes.

i am thankful for the friends in my life that i can do this with and who have thought the same of me. we were at a friends house recently and when we got there it was time for dinner. as we walked into her kitchen, she mentioned that she didn't have a chance to load the dishwasher, but knew it was our family coming over and that we would be fine with it.

i don't even think i noticed the dishes, i was just so excited to hang out with them. i mentioned to her that it was fine and that i completely understood, also that just the night before i had done the exact same thing with some friends that had come over.

it was the first time they would be seeing the new kitchen, aside from pictures that they had seen, and i just didn't have the time to get the dishes in the already full dishwasher, so i just left them. i knew they would be fine with it and they completely were. i wasn't concerned with the dishes and we had a great time just hanging out in the kitchen and talking.

i love the ability to be real with friends, for them to see our messes and love anyway.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Day 20: bugs
See that guy
Right there ⬇
We have called him bugs since he was a baby.
Love watching play sports
Reminds me that you can overcome anything 
even more than watching him play tonight his attitude super impressed us
tonight there was melt downs and tears about not wanting to go to the game
the team is not all that great and he just wants to be done
we are teaching him that we are not going to quit on our commitments that we made and also that we are not going to give up on a team just because they are not winning or #1
teaching life lessons here

after leaving the house in tears, he arrived at the field and with the team and turned that attitude around
he got excited and played well
he almost made a touchdown (running lots of yards) 
and he made a tackle (pulled a flag)
he also cheered loud as another team mate made the one touch down for the team
they didn't win, the other team beat them by one touch down but i overheard another boy on the team say, "we made a touch down! maybe there is a chance we will win one game this year after all!"

things young boys are learning now will make them into great men
thankful for this league and the character that it is building in these boys

and just an added picture for your viewing pleasure
the beautiful sunset tonight
simply amazing
Our Artist God is magnificent
Golden boy said, "it should be a painting."
"it is guy, it really is."

Monday, June 19, 2017


Day 19: everyday
I read everyday
Reading takes me places I've never been, helps me see things I've never seen or see things in new ways. Every day I read and I love it so much.
Today's reading takes me into friendships. "Of all the insidious ways a friendship can disintegrate, comparison must be one of the worst." (Never Unfriended by Lisa Up Baker)
Thankful for all of my friends. The ups and downs of life have brought us closer. Praying over our relationships that we never let this happen.

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Day 18: morning
Spent our morning with family
Evidence that we've been together
Mark that the time has come to an end
Reminder that it was a great time

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Day 17: fresh
Fresh fish
Anyone want it?

Friday, June 16, 2017


Day 16:  Greenery
the back lawn at the lake house
fun times with family

Two handed counting Vol. 3.....Golden Boy

In one month he will be 10. Two handed counting. My oldest, my first born. Where has the time gone. He is almost 10 but still loves to snuggle. Any excuse.....i will take it while I can. For the next month he is still 9 and I want to soak up every bit of his 9 year old self. Man how I LOVE this kid.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Day 15: childhood 
Sometimes it is fun and sometimes it is work. Truthfully, she asked if she could help with the laundry and the dishes. #lifelessons #momentsmatter2017 #littlegirlandy #farmhousesinkadventures 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Day 14: read
Excited to have finished this book this morning along with some coffee at home

Day 6-13

Day 6: together
Taking on the Tower or terror....together

Day 7: bloom
Polynesian resort. Dinner at Ohana (means family)

Day 8: toes
getting pool time despite all the rain

Day 9: time
when you are finally back to your room and about to crawl in bed

Day 10: celebrate being together in beautiful Pandora

Day 11: warmth
HOT water and cool wraps are required

Day 12: fruit
there was no fruit anywhere in my day.
I failed day 12

Day 13: my view