100 Years Strong

I was blessed with the opportunity to interview a 99-year-old gentleman, Earl, this spring. Today is his 100 year old birthday celebration – amazing! Even more amazing, Earl is driving, golfing, traveling and he continues to manage his farm. To date, my conversation with him ranks as one of my favorite interviews I’ve done. I … Continue reading

2017 Harvest Begins

It isn’t the first day the combine has been out, but it’s safe to call today our first official day of this year’s harvest. Our little man and I took a ride with Daddy in the combine and snapped some photos. It is hard to believe he was less than a year-old last year already … Continue reading

Toddler Camping

We took a night before our new baby comes to go tent camping with our little man, and it went well. Wahoo!  He was able to experience setting up camp, having a campfire, eating fresh s’mores, going for a little “hike” and sleeping in a tent with a sleeping bag as his bed. Thankfully, he … Continue reading

Canadian Parks in 10

Back in June, I had the opportunity to cross the border for a hiking/camping adventure with three girlfriends. Here are some facts about our trip in the form of a “top 10”:  10 – Quality Hikes (jaw-dropping mountains, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls abound)  9 – Days Travel (yes, I left my two men behind sadly)  … Continue reading

Great Outdoors

If you have a little extra time in your busy summer schedule, there is still a little time left in June to celebrate Great Outdoors Month! Currently, I am enjoying the last days of June in Banff & Jasper National Parks! Earlier this month though, my dear husband planned the BEST date! He took me … Continue reading

Happy Trails

“Why did I even bother with the hassle of their stroller?!?” That was the very thought running through my head as my toddler took off down the trail ahead of me. If I knew he was going to be so thrilled to take the trails by foot, I would have grabbed my backpack and happily … Continue reading

Deciphering Toddler

I am always up for a good challenge. Lately, that challenge is deciphering my toddler’s very intentional phrases and “words”. It is really quite fun! He recently started to adamantly and carefully put different sounds together as he attempts to say words and phrases that sound like what Dad and Mom are saying. We can … Continue reading

  • Hebrews 12:1

    "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."
  • Continually still

  • …while runnin’ on the sidelines.

  • Romans 5:3-5

    "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."