Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Look the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way. Psalm 68:27

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"In everything you do, put God first and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success."
Proverbs 3:6

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Palm Springs memories and reflections

This particular statue just struck me when I saw it. It was a very visual reminder of the sacrifices that military children make daily. I like to try to focus on the blessings that the Marine Corps has brought to our kids but the truth be told, they didn't ask for this life. I loved that the Palm Springs air museum captured this with this poignant sculpture.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 Colt pictures

The highlight reel of my favorite Colts cheerleader in 2015. It's amazing looking at her as she is such a mini me!
Kendall at 9.5 years


Goal for 2016

I love the month of November when people post about what they are grateful for. I know that it annoys some people because they view it as fake since it is only once a year. I am hoping to practice being grateful and therefore more joyful year round for 2016. What are you favorite ways to remain grateful? Weigh in at


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Merry Christmas from the Beach house!

 Maverick 8 to 11 months-ish
Kendall 9.5
Kenzie 22 months
Kymber 3 about to be 4
Isaac 7.5


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Good read on love stories and happy endings.......

My Dear Daughter

My dear daughter,
I believe in a good God who desires to write a beautiful story for our lives.
Rather than looking at the messed-up world around you, fix your eyes on Him who is more than able to care for you. He is the One you can trust for your hope and for your future.
. . . casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (I Pet. 5:7)
I believe in a God who’s in the business of changing people.
He can change me and He can move that man of mine. He has the power to transform our marriage into something wonderful and glorifying to Him.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Cor. 5:17)
I believe in a God who restores and redeems.
He can heal the broken and save the lost. I’ve seen Him turn lives around and rescue marriages from the most impossible situations.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Ps. 34:18)
I believe in a God who sees the big picture.
While we might only see the snapshot – what is happening today – He knows what our future holds.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jer. 29:11)
You can take your daddy and me, for example. Here we are, two imperfect people who have learned to love each other—who are still learning to love each other. Look at the good work God is doing in and through our life together.
Growing, learning, forgiving and loving some more.
This is the stuff that makes for some of the best stories.
This is a real love story.
With a very happy ending.
With love,

A Good and Powerful God

So that’s the kind of story I’m hoping for our daughters and the kind I’m hoping for you.
Not because I believe in fairytales, but because I believe in a good and powerful God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Eph. 3:20-21)
Let’s call on our God – He who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think – to do His beautiful work in our lives and relationships!
In His grace,
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nutcracker memories

Besides the fact that Christmas is my favorite holiday, I look forward to December because Kendall and I have a long standing Nutcracker date. We started going when she was 3 and have been blessed to see many different dance companies perform. This year was in San Diego. Next year, who knows where we will watch it! 


Monday, December 21, 2015

A few Christmas scenes from our home

One of the hardest things about this military life style is being away from family during the holidays. I thought that I would ease some of that with a few scenes from our home.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A day in the Life....

An evening sunset at the Carlsbad tide pools. Trying to soak up our time in California and enjoy all the west coast has to offer.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

My Jordan and Geronimo shelf


Sunday, September 20, 2015

A few of our more recent family pictures

I was made aware that my grammy's computer is fixed so I thought that I would post a few pictures up!
Chicago- Summer 2015

Wisconsin Summer 2015

Yosmite and odds/ends

My little loves


Monday, August 3, 2015

My New Business Adventure

A few months ago, I joined a fantastic company called Nomades. I love being an independent consultant for this jewelry company!
I have always been a big fan of creating memories through jewelry and these charms are really no exception!
They are a perfect  way to tell your story and journey along side your military spouse or loved one!
If you have any questions, need a catalog, or want to host an online party, please send me an email at
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Friday, July 31, 2015

7 mile hike in Julian, California

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