18 Years Ago Today

Today is my husband’s birthday. We got engaged on this day eighteen years ago. Look! I think we were teenagers!* I find it amazing that my skin once looked so good. Thankfully, I’ve had much better hair days…. and hair decades since then, though. January 29, 1994 was a Saturday. Unbeknownst to me “Fish” had […]

If You’re Not Making Any Mistakes…

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“If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough.” My husband learned that phrase in his years of working in the construction trades. He ends up repeating the phrase to me that — a lot. His consolation applies to so much of life. My life. We are apt to make mistakes. That is part of […]

To Enjoy My Life More


Life is hard, especially “life as Mom.” But, there are things we can do to enjoy our lives more. I randomly stumbled across this picture yesterday. It’s from 2009, one of the earliest and “best” photos of all six kids together. Which is saying SOMETHING. Some obviously have that deer in the headlights look about […]

The Grass is Always Greener – Series in Review

Jealousy and want can plague each of us from time to time. But, when we turn our attention to our own gardens, we get a glimpse of great beauty and a better way. Last fall I shared a series called, “The Grass is Always Greener.” It was an exploration of how we can make things […]

Living a Better Story

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The point of a story is never about the ending….It’s about your character getting molded in the hard work of the middle. — Donald Miller Hubs and I have been reading and discussing this book over the last few weeks. Yes, I’m cheating. It’s on the Booking It reading list for March. But, FishPapa grabbed […]