Thursday, October 13, 2016


What would you do if money and obligations weren't tying you to your current position? I've been wondering and dreaming about this for a while now. I love my home.  And while I never would have imagined a one story ranch as my dream home, it has become my favorite place to be.  But what would I do if I was incredibly wealthy and had no obligations required of me? 

I would read. That is a given. Curling. Up on a couch or chair with s cup of coffee and a good book is truly my idea of heaven.  But I'd also travel. I'd go to all of the places that I've read about in my book travels. And while traveling I'd buy homes.  I love real estate and it would be so cool to have a home in all of my favorite places around the world. All of those homes would have libraries and comfortable places to read and sleep. 

So that is my dream. What is yours? What would you do if you could do anything or go anywhere?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 7

A Friend

When people mention friends there are a few lovely ladies who come to mind immediately. One of them is my best friend from grade school. I met Julie before I can remember. My earliest memory is of her in a car seat, if that tells you anything. And now we are solidly in the middle age category and I still consider her a dear friend. We might live a state apart, but we still connect at least once a year and those times are precious. She has a wonderful, generous, sweet heart, and I'm blessed to still have her in my life.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 6

The City You Live In

While not exactly in my city, this is a super cool place not far from where I live. And since, technically, I don't live in a city, I thought it would work.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 5

Something Someone Gave You

My husband loves me. And he often indulges my love of furniture.

Not the world's best picture, but it's definitely something I'm thankful for.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 4

A Family Member

This boy is a piece of my heart - forever walking around outside of me.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 3


I've been very blessed by the wonderful family I've had. The one I was born into, the one that I married into, the one that I was baptized into, and the one that my heart created. All of them are precious to me.

This was taken on the day my sweet children were baptized.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gratitude Challenge Week 2

Week 2 - Spouse

Well if you know me, read my blog, see my occasional facebook posts, then you'll know how much I love this guy I married. He's amazing. So I'm definitely thankful, greatful, and blessed to have this man in my life.

He makes me laugh, he makes me feel safe, he encourages me, he inspires me, he makes me want to be a better person. He's an amazing dad. He won't admit it, but he likes our kitties. One of the biggest pieces of advice when you are dating a guy is to watch how he treats his mom. And one of the things that first attracted me to him was how much he loved and respected his mom. He's incredibly smart. But it isn't just IQ, although that's pretty high. He can figure anything out with a little work or research. He's patient, way more tolerant that I could ever hope to be, a great teacher, and an amazing listener. I also love his quiet faith. He's not the type to preach, but all you have to do is watch him to know that he loves God and has amazing ethics.

Can you tell yet how great this guy is?! 

So today I'm thankful for my husband, Jon.

On a date - even though it's blurry, I kept this one because of the fun memories we made that night.
Remember me mentioning the kitties?! =)

He loves his kids.