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I LOVE the color PINK, Peanut M&Ms are my favorite candy, coffee is a must and flip flops are essential. I love people and hearing their stories. Stories are a window into the soul and you can learn so much from a simple story.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Words of Wisdom....

"Come to work not to work, come to work to be part of the purpose." 
- Anonymous

 This is a quote that has spoken volumes to me this week. This rings true for me in my profession, in my personal life and with working with my girls in Sunday school.  I need to remember the purpose behind each of these and not get weighed down in the "work" of it.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Thursday, August 1, 2013


I feel as if I haven't written on here in a while but honestly, I just have not felt up to it. These last couple months have been hard. I am hanging on to the words of James 1:2-4...

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Take me out to the Ball Game....

This weekend my dad had the fun idea to get all of my little sibs in their baseball/softball uniforms and have a little photo shoot. It was fun spending time at the baseball field taking pics of my family and our time ended with a little home run derby competition which was super fun. So get ready because here is a picture overload of a few of my favorite shots!

6 different team = 6 crazy different schedules this season

Oh Timmy, he didn't play baseball this year and you could often find him on the bleachers reading a book.

1st time ever playing softball and Taylor rocked the pitchers mound this season. 

These two represented their high school on the baseball and softball teams. I am so proud of them and their good attitudes through all the "politics" of Highschool sports!

Taylor's team were the Saints as in Saint Bernards. Taylor came with her own mascot!!

Oh and P.S. Timmy won the SCIENCE FAIR! 
The family genius did an awesome science fair project and won first place for the whole school.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Cara Box Swap!!

This month I joined the Cara Box Swap hosted by Kaitlyn at Wifessionals.

Cara Box

I got paired with two very lovely ladies Rebecca & Andi. The theme this month was "Let's Get Regional". The idea was to send a box all about the state or region you live in.

Andi- I got to send a fun box filled with Hoosier fun to Andi.  She is a 1st grade teacher living outside of Detroit, MI. It was fun getting to read her blog and getting to know her through email. Go check out her blog and see the goodies got to send her.

Rebecca sent me a sweet box from the coast of North Carolina. Rebecca is a Marine Wife, originally from Chicagoland. She sent me  a really cute box.  The goodies made me super excited for summer.  I was so excited when I got the package slip on my apartment that I went back out in the rain to go get the package from the front office and it was worth it.  Go Check out her blog!

Now on to pics of the goodies I received:

 She sent me:
* A Marine Chocolate Bar and magnet to represent their life on the marine base and how big of a part of their lives that the USMC is.

* A postcard and Pepsi cup  from the pharmacy where Pepsi was invented, which is just 30 minutes west of the base she lives on.

* A super cute infinity scarf (that I can't wait to wear!!), pedicure set  and aloe for the beach. Rebecca lives 30 minutes west of the Alantic Ocean.  The Aloe came in handy today after a day at the water park yesterday!

I absolutely loved the box I received as well as sending the box. It was super fun getting to know these ladies.  Thank you so much Rebecca for the awesome box!

Check out the Cara Box swap over at Wifessionals and sign up!!

Cara Box

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I am going to be an Aunt!!

Here are the pics from Rachel and Jami's baby announcement pics. I took these for them back in March but just kept forgetting to post some here on the blog.

Baby Girl Richards is due in September and I am so excited to become an aunt! Little peanut will be sooooo spoiled :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hold Unswervingly...

I'm holding on to these words today.

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