She Dreams in Color

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On the 100th day of school Jillian had an assignment to write a story using the following prompt:  If I live to be 100 years old I will . . . Her story makes me smile but she said it's not a story, it's just what her life will be like when she's 100. If I live to be 100 years old I will be happy that I live to be 100 years old! I'd live in a condo in a beautiful forest with creatures that I love like: bunnies, birds, amd swans! I'd live with my husband and my dog. It would be peaceful in the forest with the birds singing in the mornings and in the summer at night, I'd hear frogs … [Continue reading...]

The Lies You Tell Yourself

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I've been telling myself for years I can juggle it all.   I thought I could handle a full time career, three kids, husband, home.  But when does that leave time for taking care of my health, for having fun and for being the kind of Mom that I really want to be?  It doesn't.  A year and a half ago when I started my journey to lose weight I had no idea that the path I had chosen would lead me to an entire lifestyle change.  Priorities have been reassessed and completely rearranged. I don't enjoy being so busy that every line of my agenda planner is filled with obligations.  I don't enjoy … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Morning

Our kids are amazing for many reasons but the number one reason? They didn't wake us until 8:00 a.m. Christmas morning. We had so much fun exchanging gifts and relaxing together. Oh and all the stressful planning and preparation? Well worth it, always is. Presents from Santa! … [Continue reading...]

August > November

I'm so happy I have pictures to relive certain days. Like this lazy summer day we all spent together at the river swimming and skipping rocks. Especially now that daylight savings has ended and the days are short and cold. I wouldn't mind being in this moment again. … [Continue reading...]