May 17, 2019

Karen Schirmang was my 1st-grade teacher. She was teaching partners with my mom who was also a 1st-grade teacher at Des Moines Christian School in the late 1980s. She was a little lady with a big personality. She also had a big laugh. A big loud laugh. You could hear h...

November 9, 2018

I love my birthday. I'm proud to get to another birthday each year. For all the insecurities and struggles I face every other day my birthday is the one day I wake up with that "Heck Yeah!" attitude. I feel powerful and accomplished that I have yet again conquered anot...

October 20, 2017

His name is Sparky and is my parent’s cat. They are doing renovations in their home and can’t have him in the way. We are fostering him for about 4 months. We’ve been trying our best to incorporate him into our home slowly. We have two other cats as you may know, so we...

September 23, 2017

I enjoy making gifts for my friends. I think adding a personal touch makes a gift a little more special and meaningful. Friends of ours bought a new house and I wanted to get them a house warming gift. I searched Pinterest for ideas and I found a “welcome home cake.” I...

September 1, 2017

Today I decided to tell you the story of adopting our fur-babies. Jon and I don’t have kids of our own, for obvious reasons, but I will write about that on another day. Today is all about Gibbs Lucas and Lewis Picard, known to everyone in our world as just Gibbs and Le...

August 25, 2017

Every family has their traditions. Being from Iowa, the Iowa State Fair is one of my family’s many traditions. I have been every year of my life expect for four times. I usually only go for one day in the 11 days that the fair runs. I also try to make it a one grandsta...

August 18, 2017

I had the privilege of visiting Bishop, CA for the first time this year during my vacation I took a month ago. I recounted the first part of my trip to Las Vegas in my previous “Just for fun” Friday post. Today I wanted to share with you about this small town that is h...

August 11, 2017

Happy Friday Everyone! I have decided that Fridays will be “Just for Fun Friday” on my page. I will blog about whatever I want. It could be a story, a craft, a recipe, whatever sounds like fun for that Friday.

Today is the story of my first trip to Las Vegas.

I just got...

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