Glamping last weekend was what this little family needed. No cell service or TV! It was relaxing and wonderful to get away from all the general media negativity, even for a few moonlit nights. We hiked to check out other camping spot… Read More

Take a moment to observe what’s going on around you and breathe.

Today I am thankful. Thankful for my lovely family and that we are healthy. I genuinely admire my amazing husband for being the devoted father that my cherished son and I are so lucky to have in our lives. Our incredible jobs… Read More

Adoption #2 Update

We are relieved to hear the baby looks great from the ultrasound and that she’s having a boy!! My husband and I were not going to be picky, but we are thrilled for another baby boy. Ready to expand our family! Well,… Read More

Laundry is done, however not put away, little Q is teething and is getting over a cold, the house needs to be vacuumed, and we looked up what needs to be accomplished to renew our passports but didn’t start it. The house still isn’t decluttered, the baby wet through his diaper so his sheets need to be washed again, never got around to planting my potted flowers in the ground for winter, and am unprepared for the holidays.

On the up side. We have heat for the winter, a solid roof over our heads, working vehicles, shoes on our feet, food to eat, and clean water to drink. Everyone is healthy (other than colds), we have beautiful fall weather, are both employed with good jobs, have some incredible family and friends, each other, and an adorable adopted little Q. I had a rare weekend to relax with my precious family and even took a snuggly nap with Q. We are sincerely thankful for everything and everyone in our lives. We are extremely blessed!

There are 25 million Americans affected by substance abuse with an additional 40 million indirectly affected including family members per Mental Health America. Newsweek.com says about 42.5 million suffer from mental disabilities every year including bipolar, schizophrenia and depression, which is one in five… Read More

Camping with a baby and a dog. I often wonder about our thought process’ and parenting skills. Shh, don’t tell Little Q!

Little Q is sitting up on his own and is super close to crawling so we ought to be in better shape to have the energy to chase him around and tell him “no”. He’s creating bigger messes, rolling further under furniture… Read More