All posts filed under: Uncategorized

Thanks Friends <3

I want to take a moment simply to say THANK YOU to you! If you’re reading my words right now, thank you. Starting this blog has been very fun and exciting! It is something I have wanted to do for a while, and I am determined that 2018 is my “year of commitment”.  Deeper commitment to the important things in my life, including the dreams and goals that have been steadfast in my heart for many years. This blog is one of the first steps toward that for me in the new year.  I have truly enjoyed writing, creating, posting, and most importantly hearing back from my readers.  I am so excited to share with you all! And I am amazed that you have taken the time to journey with me. This is only the beginning.  A new beginning. Stick with me, my friends. It will be worth it.

The Cliché Post

It’s all about perspective, right? I thought I had this down, like to my inner heart of hearts down.  And then life changes. My family moved to Hawaii four and a half months ago, from the quaint and beloved state of New Hampshire.  The move was, for lack of better term for the sake of this post, very impulsive.  We did it on three weeks’ notice.  No, we aren’t military (everyone asks), and it wasn’t like a job assignment per say.  Originally, we came to Hawaii for a construction project we were a part of, but we thought it was a temporary deal.  We planned to be here for two months and that’s it.  But destiny had different plans.  We felt in our gut that we were supposed to make the incredibly temporary move, permanent. I know, it sounds adventurous and romantic and inspiring (and I hope it is all those things) but really, it’s just plain DIFFICULT.  Truly. You see, in New Hampshire I was getting to a place in life where I felt …

You can overcome by accepting help

This morning was a little rough.  But it didn’t have to be. At promptly 6:30 I tried to wake my daughter as we have the last two mornings.  She is like her Mama.  Independent, stubborn, and NOT a morning person.  I wonder if it would be bad parenting to start giving her coffee in the mornings, you know, just a little something to help her through it.  (Calm down, I’m just kidding). I really like my coffee though.  I like it so much, that I usually bring my mug along as is for the morning school ride. We still haven’t received our freight from moving to Hawaii from the mainland.  The lack of to go cups was a problem this morning, because my mug was a little too full, as you can tell from the coffee down the side.  You should have seen my car! There was coffee everywhere.  Which I laughed at. Because laughing is better than cursing, especially in front of the kiddos.  Except my son was not happy because the only thing …

Baby Girl Starts School

Here she is.  First day of school. Ok, so there’s more to the story. Clearly, she’s not five, and clearly its way past September.  She’s heading to third grade, after spending the first half of the school year homeschooling. I was expecting this huge moment when I dropped her off at her new school.  Like, the most epic hug ever!  Fireworks!  Presents!  Confetti!  The whole works.  But instead, as I pulled up to the staff member who received her from the car line, Natalie simply got unbuckled, said goodbye and exited the vehicle.  I rolled down the window and shouted, “It’s her first day!” The lady smiled and shut the car door. And then I had to drive to make way for the next parent/kiddo drop off. I tried to comment to her brother behind me something like, “there she goes”, but instead I busted out crying. OMG, if me ten years ago saw me this morning there would be some finger pointing and laughing.  And if I am honest, I am still chuckling a …