Summiting Beauty


Nature, Photography, Random

2:15 a.m.: Wake-up, bathroom, tell girls we’re really going this time. Grab packed bags, food, water, blankets. Let’s go. Around 5 a.m. wake-up (again) by the harsh jostling of the Pilot maneuvering over the trail road, if you want to call that a road. Girly giggles jump around the backseat, replacing their quiet snoring and open-mouth […]

August 8, 2018

Quick Takes – New Job, Cool Dating Movie, Autism help, Bathroom Redo, and Where I want to Live One day


7 Quick Takes

What’s the best way to share a life update after a waaaayy too long blogging hiatus? With a Quick Takes post, of course! (P.S. See blog title if you don’t want to read this whole thing.) One: Last month I began working part-time with a non-profit organization – Pure and Simple Health Education, Inc! Pure and […]

April 15, 2018

It’s all in the Pause


faith, Lent

Do you ever wonder what the great “secret” to finding more joy, peace, and time is? The answer is all in the PAUSE. The season of Lent calls us to dive deeper – deeper into our relationship with Jesus by focusing on his great and merciful love for us. But how? This month, at CatholicMom.com, […]

February 28, 2018

Quick and Easy Nacho Cheese Casserole {Meatless}


Food, Meatless

So Lent starts in two days! That means meatless Fridays (and Ash Wednesday) starts this week. I used to panic about trying to come up with meatless dinners for Lenten Fridays. I was trying to make meatless dinners that were also fancy. Which is kinda besides the point of fasting and abstinence. Duh. Once I figured […]

February 12, 2018

Renewed


faith, Grief

Renewed. In a word, that’s how I feel. I’m not “back”, I now know now I’ll never be “back”. And that’s ok. I’m ok. I’m ok, I am ok! I’ll still have those moments, those days, when the missing is too intense, the memories still pinch. I’ll always remember: The pain, the sorrow, the trauma. […]

January 28, 2018