Bluebirds, Buttermilk Biscuits, Bubble Butts, and Recovery Days

This week has been...unexpectedly impactful so far, and it's not even halfway over. First, I'm pretty sure a pair of bluebirds is nesting in my birdhouse, or will soon. I've seen them at least a few times a day the past few days-yesterday they stayed for over an hour around lunchtime, and almost as long [...]

Time for a Fitness Manifesto…

I am strong. I am beautiful. I am mighty and an overcomer. I am not defined by, nor does my worth come from the number on a scale or the tag in my pants. A life well lived is not measured in calories, but in hugs, kisses, smiles, and laughs. In prayers prayed, in people [...]

Two Weeks Into My Peloton Journey

So, I mentioned in my most recent fintess update that there was a piece of the puzzle that I was saving to share later, and here it is: I got a Peloton bike!!!! I've been in love with Spinning since my very first class at the gym almost six and a half years ago, and [...]

Health update 2/22/18

If you've been following this blog for six years or longer, you know that my fitness/health/weight loss journey has been one of many peaks and valleys. If you've only been following three years or less, you might think I must have no idea what's going on or how to make weight loss happen. The past [...]

Quick take-1/29/18

My big overarching goal for this year is to be free to enjoy the season I am in while God heals me and brings me to bloom again-not waiting until I’m blooming and strong to enjoy this beautiful life. Thus far I envisioned that as really enjoying the beauty available right here in and near [...]

Momming with Mental Illness: Tantrums

(not actually a tantrum, but clearly a ridiculous situation) I think most, of not all mamas deal with tantrums at some point. Kids have big feelings, and some, like my Ladybug, have ENORMOUS feelings, and it's hard for them to regulate, and for us to help them, right? It's overwhelming even under "normal" circumstances. When [...]

Our first family hiking adventure!

This past Saturday Scott was dealing with some pretty frustrating things going on at work, and found himself preoccupied and restless. After making breakfast for the kids, he started playing Mario Kart with Lexi to try to unwind, but he still found himself pretty hacked off. It was then when he asked me if we [...]

Awaken and…Cultivate

I’m starting another series. Because I like to organize things and because the things I write about go in so many directions, it’s nice to feel like there’s some method to it. This series is going to be an expansion and exploration of all the “ands” God seems to be adding to my word for [...]