Food Memoir

New Christmas dress on, my sister and brother are ready too. Mom loaded us (and gifts) in the car after a day of e veryone doing chores, excitement brewing and mom being asked repeatedly if we could open just ONE Christmas present. The drive to our Aunt’s house isn’t long but we can feel the…

Our Own Truths and Joy

We are influenced by so many, including our parents, but the real joy comes from finding and living our own truths. We learn many things from our parents. One thing I did not learn from mine was how to cook or enjoy being in the kitchen.  When people experience my enjoyment of the kitchen, cooking,…

Recipe Challenge

Recipes 4, 5 and 6 of my Summer Recipe Challenge Yes, my recipe challenge is creeping into the fall.  I didn’t do all 83 recipes that I had hoped to do this summer but I do have pages of notes on the recipes I did to share.  I will keep trying new ones until I get…

He Talked to ME!

  Not long ago I had a conversation with my 8 year old about talking to God or rather, God talking to us.  He kept saying “God never talks to me??”  While I have grown significantly in my faith over the last 3 years hearing God speak to me is not my strength. Listening – trusting…

Sunset Home Beauty Love

  Yesterday I completed the return trip from Indiana to Minnesota with my 3 boys.  We used to live there and had gone to visit.  We drove all day Friday (550 miles/10hrs driving) spent time with friends on Saturday and Sunday and made the long trek back on Monday. Most of the time was spent…

Forgiveness and Lawn Mowing

What???  Well, here you have it.  I’ve done a ton of personal development over the last two years (since becoming a coach actually because it’s one thing that I was told to do and I kept reading things and eventually stuff started to sink in and now I see myself making these self improvements based…

Dance Grandma Dance!

  This photo popped up in my feed today and it seemed fitting since my grandma went to heaven this morning.  I saw her yesterday and read her a letter I had written to her the night before.  I wrote it down because I wanted to make sure I could remember what I wanted to…

83 Days of Summer Recipes

My boys have 83 days of summer vacation.  Have you ever watched Phineas and Ferb? My boys used to.  They don’t very much any more and it was a show I enjoyed watching with them.  As summer rolled around I decided I really wanted to bring them back.  Not in a sit and watch them on TV kind…

Fire Burning Inside

This sequence of text messages happened yesterday: Me – Here’s what I realized at the boys soccer game today – I love coaching Friend – AND you are good at it Me – (it isn’t easy for me to take a compliment so my first response was to negate that comment but I didn’t –…

Done!

Not Really!! On Sunday I finished a 21 day program (the Ultimate Reset by Beachbody) and it is designed to reset your body.  Bring it back to its original factory settings, if you will!  Once the 21 days is up that’s when the real work begins.  This is my second time through this program in…