Flourish

Flourish { flour•ish } to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way   Often we get so wrapped up in our daily routines that we let life get the best of us. We loose sense of ourselves, our goals, our faith and our patience. There are so many ways to get re-centered and…

Give thanks

There is always, always something to be thankful for   As we enter day 12 of the November 30 Day Challenge I can't help but think about all the days past that I have not taken the time to reflect on what I am grateful for. Don't get me wrong, I have felt gratitude for…

New Mexico by morning

Have you ever packed up your family and headed down a 5+ hour road trip to another state just for fun? No? You're missing out! Last minute road trips to a new & unknown destination are the BEST!  Our family decided we just didn't experience enough snow in sunny South Texas. So, New Mexico was…

country kids, country living

There are many tales of how children differ when raised in the city vs country. While there are pros & cons to both, my personal experience proves that the country life is a far richer experience than any concrete jungle can provide. Don't get me wrong, raising our children on a ranch in Texas does have its disadvantages.…

The pre-school edition

The fun and much anticipated pre-school stage. Or as I like to call it, the horrible 3's. I love Hunter and I adore his personality. I wouldn't change anything about him because I know who he is right now will change soon and I will look back and miss those days with him. Sometimes though, he's…

The Romance Package

I adore my three littles very much, but every once in a while it's good to get away and dedicate a little time & fun to yourself and your spouse. As much as we love the ranch and spending time outdoors, I need a city night or two in my life every now and then.…

Kids & Gators

The Florida Everglades - Explore by airboat, see alligators & crocodiles & soak up nature. We ventured off as a family of five into the Florida Keys during spring break, March 2013. Here we were, two small children, a teen and a minivan. FYI: I absolutely hate flying-I will drive anywhere to avoid airlines. A…