Happy Father’s Day, Dads!

Happy Father’s Day, Papa!

(I never call my dad papa, but it sounded cute so …)

(Also – I’m the girl dweeb on the right on the floor looking all cheesy and onery … yep. I’m the oldest. Explains a lot, doesn’t it).

(And also – PLAID PANTS! *snap* I’m so cool!)


Where I Sleep When My Snoring is Out of Control


I know. How embarrassing. But Kevin and I sleep better apart. It used to be his snoring, but now that he sleeps with a sleep apnea machine, that has pretty much taken care of that. And whenever I start gaining weight, or I’m stopped up, I snore – a lot.

So. In order to keep our sanity, I sometimes sleep on the air mattress in our living room.

I think Kevin is starting to feel guilty though. He said he’s going to re-work/re-design his office and buy a futon. That way, when, not if, we need to sleep in separate rooms, I’m sleeping on an actual bed and not the floor.

The floor is not very comfortable.


One Word


Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway. Choose just one word.

One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your word will shape you and your year. It will guide your decisions and help you grow.

Discover the big impact one word can make.

One word: 365 days.


Christmas is in Three Days and I Haven’t Wrapped a Single Present …

… BUT. Kevin went to work, the boys are still snoozing away and now would be the perfect time for me to get my butt out of this computer chair and WRAP GIFTS.


I’m going to go do that.

But I’ll be back later(ish) will more posts because I’m so far behind, ya’ll! I need to catch up.

Here’s a cute little movie that made the email rounds at work this past week to entertain you while you wait on me …



Shh. Take a Moment. Unplug. Get Quiet. Reassess.

I love this video.

How many of you get quiet? How many of you step away from your electronic toys, from other human beings, from environmental noise and just savor the moment?

It cleanses your soul. Even if you can’t get somewhere like pictured in this video, grab a chair, sit next to a window, go outside and sit on your stoop, take a drive to a park, or a nearby lake – and just sit. Breathe. Soak in the quiet.

Clear your mind.

Heal your soul.

Life is crazy. The holidays are hectic. Family is exhausting.

Sometimes, you just need to step away … and breathe.

Try it.