Big, yet simple

Trying to live big. Trying to live simply. Can we do it? For us, this is what it looks like the past few days. Me with a warm cup of creamy coffee. Jason with a glass of nice dry wine. Emma with a Gatorade, Glacier Freeze. Blankets and pillows loaded up. We drive west aContinue reading “Big, yet simple”

Ordinary, yet precious

Life is made of moments. Many are magical. Most are merely mundane. Ordinary life. But within every second of mundane and ordinary, lies the power. The power to be present. The power to choose your words carefully. The opportunity to connect with others. The opportunity to love, show love, and be love. All we reallyContinue reading “Ordinary, yet precious”

Hiking the PCT

I woke up this morning moaning. The first thing that came into my mind was, “oh my neck, oh my back.  Oh my neck and my back”. It’s nothing more than a mass of knots and pain.  Caused from carrying EK on my back yesterday on a hike in the woods, you know in one ofContinue reading “Hiking the PCT”


Our baby girl loves it outside. No matter the mercury reading, she hasn’t learned to complain about the heat yet.   We haven’t cut her hair to look like a mohawk on it’s way to growing out, it’s just the way her hair, well is growing out.  Possibly one of the reasons she’s mistaken forContinue reading “Outside”

In Memory of My Dad #36–relatives

I’m so glad to have discovered a story from my dad to share with you today.  Months ago, my sister sent via her husband, a large canvas box filled with Tahlequah Times Journal newspapers from the years my dad worked there.  I thought I had shared all the “stories” and was left with sports articles ofContinue reading “In Memory of My Dad #36–relatives”

The Whisperings of God

Each morning I take a 30 minute walk.  Except when it’s raining; which is never.  During that time of awakening my bones and joints, I lift my eyes up and talk to God and He oftentimes awakens my spirit.  Some mornings, it’s just me talking to the wind and the sky, but once in a blueContinue reading “The Whisperings of God”

Update on life

I know. I know. I know.  I’ve been bad about blogging.  It’s just that I’ve felt quiet lately.  I wonder if you can relate.  Sometimes you just don’t have much to say, until you don’t say much for too long, then you have way too much to say.  This originally short post  turned into aContinue reading “Update on life”

Summertime and the Living is Easy

School’s out for summer! Sing it Alice, sing it. Just in case you’re wondering, that’s not me on the last day of school.  That’s Alice Cooper, but even I admit the resemblance is uncanny. Today I woke up and literally jumped for joy.  My beloved husband said, “Does this mean you’re going to be inContinue reading “Summertime and the Living is Easy”

Wide Load

Easter Sunday when I posted this on my blog I was trying to be funny.  Today, there is nothing funny about it.  My butt hurts.  It’s the truth.  Ashy and I decided to go for a bike ride yesterday.  A pleasant country bike ride on dirt roads next to green pastures.  We headed south atop our cheap Walmart bikes, rodeContinue reading “Wide Load”