Wire Bliss

It’s taken some time. Everything’s taken time lately. The kiddos all had classes, keeping us busy almost every day the week. Party prep followed by Christmas prep also kept us busy. Then there’s the time spent taking care of sick children and needy children. Ryan and I have also been working on a business plan to…

Big Changes Are Coming

WOW! The past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind and rollercoaster all rolled into one, a whirling coaster? Hmm when I put it that way, no wonder my heart and mind are running a million miles a minute! The past few months since we’ve started this blog have really helped drive home for our…

Self Development

When Ella was a new baby, Ryan and I attended a parenting conference, I couldn’t tell you much about it now, except for one speaker. I barely recall her name, Ivy Shawl Song (or something like that), I don’t know anything about her, but she had a very powerful message. She said in order for a…

Pride and Accomplishment

The past week’s brought so much to us! We weren’t sure what to expect when we stopped using our second vehicle, but we wanted to try. We’ve now walked or biked to almost everything this week. I did use the other van to run to Costco when we had unexpected, but very welcome, company, and…

Refocus

Every once and a while it’s important to step back and refocus. I feel I am need of a serious refocus right now, I’ve had low energy and low patience and it’s been affecting life at home negatively. Our goal is #unforgettable everyday and I haven’t been building towards that. When Ella was two she…

Old Dog, New Tricks.

The title on this one is a little misleading, I’m not old. Unless you consider 34 old, then I guess I’m old. I’ve worn many faces over the years. I’ve never wanted to grow up, but I did out of necessity to feed, clothe and house my family. So I grew up, but only by…

Busy Life vs Full Life

Only lazy people are busy. – C. S. Lewis (paraphrased) I read the above quote recently and it really hit home for me. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with my to-do list. So I don’t do anything. No, I’m not lazy, but I might as well be for the amount of work that got done. I…

Saying “Yes”

I called this post “Saying Yes” but really it’s more important to look at why you are saying “No”. I say no a lot. Too much. I know this and over time I find I say it less and less and when I do I have to have a solid reason to back it up….

Positive Thinking

What do you do to have an awesome day? Do you consciously make sure you’re having a good day Or do you just let your day happen? For too long I just let my days happen. I’d wake up, groggy, and irritated, every moment a struggle. I seldom felt happy. Anger my constant companion. Then I figured…

Off Life’s Beaten Path

In the span of about year, we went from being a pretty attached and mindful family to a floundering family. It’s isn’t always easy to point out how it happened, but Ryan and I spent a lot of time and energy figuring out what parts of our life and relationships weren’t working. We’ve dissected the previous…

Abundance Surrounds Me

I find it so difficult to step back during the day and really be mindful of my life and my family. That’s why we, as a family, are working on this blog. Right now we’re still beginning this journey. We can see things worth capturing on film. We can see things worth sharing, but we still…

Financial Goals Lead to Financial Freedom

It is so important to Ryan and I that we give our children a good strong foundation while they grow up. But over the years certain stressors crept into our lives. When we focus on stress, we have nothing left to give our children. One of our major stressors has been money. We started our…