I am a huge advocate of words of affirmation, believing in oneself, and not letting fear getting in the way of accomplishing our deepest goals. Of course I realize it is one thing to promote it and another to follow through with it. Last year when I signed up for the Pasadena Triathlon (coming up… Continue reading When someone believes in you
Tomorrow is my 40th birthday! I can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that I’m greeting this milestone birthday with a 3 year old daughter and a little bitty 4 week old newborn. Wow! For starters, how am I 40?! I don’t even feel like I’m 40 and some people say I certainly… Continue reading About a newborn – hello 40!
My husband and I couldn’t be more different when it comes to birthday celebrations, particularly our own. I love celebrating birthdays. Cards, gifts, cake, pictures…the works. Whether it’s low key or something a little bigger, I just love to celebrate birthdays. My husband on the other hand prefers not to get any gifts and just… Continue reading A special creation
I was working on my data analysis homework when Sade’s song came on the radio and I instantly thought of my husband. I had to stop what I was doing and share this because if I’ve learned one thing in the last 24 hours is that some thoughts are so fleeting and cause such a… Continue reading By Your Side
Now that I have a bit of extra time while on break from school I decided it would be good to pick up my book The Meaning of Marriage written by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller and give it the attention and time it deserves. Have any of you read it, or heard of it or Timothy Keller?… Continue reading An Unsolvable Puzzle
Last Sunday my husband woke up at work and could barely get out of bed. It turns out that he had hurt his back again and was in a lot of pain. Neither of us had expected this to happen again, and what I didn’t realize is what a huge lesson in appreciation God was… Continue reading A Lesson in Appreciation
Celeste is taking her afternoon nap. I could be cleaning, doing laundry, or even cooking but I’m not because it feels so nice that after 16 weeks I have free time that doesn’t need to be used for catching up on reading or working on a writing asssignment. This morning I finished the Fall semester… Continue reading Exhale…relief
I did it! I completed my very first 5K race yesterday at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation: Your Next Step is the Cure, Orange County, CA 5K!! I woke up Saturday morning with an “oh oh” feeling. I had a terrible tummy ache and my body just felt weird. Achey. Our original plan was… Continue reading Oh The Finish Line!
It’s been an amazing past couple of days. On Friday November 16th our tiny love turned one. One! One of the things that I have always loved to do as the current year is about to end is to look back on all the events that have happened throughout the year because I’m always amazed by everything… Continue reading The Big “1”
This one is very dear and close to my heart, and being the sentimental gal that I am, I can’t help but get a bit choked up and teary eyed as I begin to write this. Today is my husband’s birthday, not only is he celebrating his 35th, but today is also the second phase… Continue reading Heart of a Champion