Category: Random Thoughts

Mr. John – What the Bus Driver Taught Me

Yet another school year behind us and two more school supply lists already in front of me. (No lie.) Summer is here! This past school year, the girls got a new bus driver and although we have liked them all, this year’s was our favorite. I think he reminded the girls of their grandpa. He Read More

Chasing Childhood

At dinner, my daughter ate 7 hot wings and what was left on her sister’s plate. She has recently perfected the one handed cartwheel. She went to a playdate where her best friend since Kindergarten talked about “getting married and having three children someday” while he pushed her on the swing-set. She will turn 8 Read More

Saturday Coffee

On this frigid Saturday morning, I was able to rest in my warm comfy bed and go back to sleep while my husband took the girls to their dance class. When they came home he had coffee and breakfast waiting for me in the kitchen. The thing is… it’s not the first time this has Read More

Fall’s First Frost

The first frost of November. There is a crisp chill in the air, winter is whispering that she is on her way. Little bodies need warm coats and little hands are forced into handmade mittens for the first time this season. My girl notices nature’s beauty before she even steps foot on the ground. The Read More

The Hat

Today, I had the pleasure of spending three hours celebrating and honoring our nations finest – the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. I am thankful for the men and women who have made countless sacrifices – even their lives, to give me and my family the freedoms that we enjoy. I am Read More

Cardinal Nation

Ten years ago, this Dallas girl got married and moved to St. Louis. Though born and raised in Texas, my husband had been working and living in St. Louis for a couple of years and he loved it. We decided this was an ideal place to continue living and hopefully raise a family someday. Besides Read More


I don’t like being busy. It is stressful and frantic. In our culture, a busy lifestyle seems to be the norm and sometimes it even feels like it’s how we are “supposed” to live. I think it’s highly overrated. It steals the joy out of the day, takes the luster out of our living. It Read More

Soundtracks For Summer

This was the soundtrack in our house while we played, ate, cleaned and rested this week: Carpenter’s, Bon Iver, Ray Lamontagne, Alex Clare, Adele, Imagine Dragons, Band of Horses, Sia, Gungor, Carol King, the Annie soundtrack, Phil Whickham, Milk Carton Kids, David Crowder, Frank Sinatra, All Sons & Daughters, Etta James, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Read More

My Valentine Revelations

I thought I would post a “love” post today since this is Valentines week, so please bear with the sentimentality… I don’t do this very often. 🙂  This month is pretty special to me… not because of Valentines Day, which to be honest – I’ve never been a fan, but because my husband was born Read More

RIP Sandy the Squirrel

Last weekend we had amazing weather for January. It was sunny and warm-ish, so naturally my girls were outside all day – riding scooters and playing with friends. Ryan or I would check on them every few minutes but they know not to go too far away from the house so we were letting them Read More

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