• New Year…New Goals?

    Last year was the first year I created a Vision Board. I think this is a fancy way of saying “goal setting”. It sounds prettier to me anyway. Now that a new year is upon us, I started searching for my 2018 Vision Board. I created a digital one & shared it with some friends for accountability…it’s scary to share these kind of things sometimes. Since it had been shared, it was pretty easy to locate. The problem with the digital version for me is that I don’t know if I looked at again after January of this year. Today I did what many do when they want to create…

  • Christmas Traditions

    It is less than a week from Christmas Day, and that has me thinking about traditions…ones that we practice and have for many years and new traditions that I might want to start. I have friends that prepare certain recipes each year.  There are others that wear certain clothing like new pajamas or Christmas sweaters.  The first tradition that comes to mind for me includes cowbells and Santa hats.  We somehow managed to gather several blue cowbells after I ran the Boston Marathon in 2011.  The children are always able to find them on Christmas morning and run into our bedroom clanging them wearing Santa hats.  I haven’t had a…

  • Mom’s Birthday!

    Mother and daughter relationships can be complicated.  I know at times mom thinks I hung the moon and at other times she wants to strangle me, but at all times she loves me.  She (along with Dad) has always been my biggest cheerleader. Today we celebrate her birthday.  Last night I looked through pictures to share on social media to wish her Happy Birthday, and I came across pictures of when my daughter was little bitty and also pictures of my grandmother that has passed away.  It is amazing the resemblance that is passed down through the generations.  I can see my 80 year old grandmother’s beauty in the face…

  • He is the Reason for the Season

    The Christmas shopping is done! I won’t say that absolutely everything was purchased before December 1, but my list was crossed off.  The kids still have a bit of shopping that they want to do.  My whole reason behind finishing my Christmas shopping early this year was to be able to ENJOY the Christmas season.  We are 6 days into December, and I feel like the busy hustle of life is still getting in the way.  Too many errands to run, too much laundry to do, too many practices to shuttle to… Y’all know I have talked about it’s all in the way you look at your situation before.  For…