With the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon coming up this weekend, I was reflecting on how far I’ve come as a runner. I remember when I first started – it came to me clear as day. It was early January after college graduation and I was sitting at my apartment desk wondering what I was going to fill my time other than the two jobs … Continue reading 10 Years of Running Has Taught Me…
For Valentine’s Day I decide to surprise Matthew with a one night staycation at Universal’s Royal Pacific Hotel. Matthew was going to be out of town for Valentine’s Day and it’s rare that I can surprise him like this – but I realized we had some unused travel points and was able to book a night. We were also lucky enough to have the stars … Continue reading The Staycation: Fantasy vs Reality
I had a doozy of a morning the other day. It wasn’t the type of traumatically bad morning where you think to yourself “well at least we have food to eat.” But it was the type where you feel like you’ve been giving 100% effort for the last few weeks and are only getting 50% results. I pulled up into my son’s preschool and noticed … Continue reading The Marathon of Motherhood
I had this sort of epiphany over the holidays that hit me out of the blue. I had just worked on a project for several hours for a friend and it went completely unacknowledged – not even a text to say “got it.” Out of no where the epiphany came. I told Matthew I had a realization about the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Of … Continue reading When It’s Not A Wonderful Life
A good friend of mine text me last week and asked about my opinions of the recent church scandal from several dioceses in Pennsylvania. She asked how I felt about it and mentioned while she couldn’t quite label it, this story was really bothering her. With the start of school I had seen the headline but not had a chance to look at the story. … Continue reading When you can’t trust Father.
Well the holidays are winding down and I’m sure, like you, they were a good mix of festivity, family, and cray cray. I had such good intentions of catching up here (four different article starts to be exact) but between the Christmas cards, cookie baking, and holiday merriment, life got away with me. Now that I’ve caught a moment to breathe, I’ve been thinking back … Continue reading THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!
If you haven’t seen, last week Alyssa Milano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” And respond people did. I didn’t feel called to answer, but after this week I just need to get it off my chest. At lunch yesterday I started out for a run. The day had been a whirlwind…one kid to … Continue reading Me too.
Fall is here!!! Yes!!!! It occurred to me as Labor Day was upon us that we had actually made it through this summer’s church services. To take you back a bit…I realized as June began that the church would be stopping nursery services for the little ones for the summer. That meant we would have to pull out our absolute “A game” for summer church … Continue reading Praise God! (We made it through summer)
It seems pretty simple when you are from the north. You hear a hurricane is coming and think “get out people!” But the reality is much more complicated and I thought it might be insightful to give you a look into our Hurricane Irma experience. This is our third year in Florida and Irma was definitely the most fierce hurricane we’ve been in to date. … Continue reading Riding Out the Storm: Hurricane Irma
I was cleaning off my fridge this past week after I bought some new clip magnets from Target (woo!) for the upcoming school year. I took down pictures and artwork that had accumulated and then I stopped at one item in particular. After looking at the picture since November 2015, I finally felt I had the strength to take it down. It’s not a spectacular … Continue reading Goodbye Depression