Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Holidays

 Christmas Trees are going up and being crafted. Fabric trees, a woodland tree and a candy tree.

Happy Holidays and hold your family close.

St. Judes Walk

The weekend before thanksgiving Riley and I did the St. Jude's walk. This is the second year that we have done this and both of our bands this year and last had lymphoblastic leukemia on them. This was the same leukemia my dad had. He is in remission and we are so very thankful for that. Give to St. Jude's. It's a great hospital.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Leaves

 I didn't the desert would be a great place for fall color, but here in our community I've found some great leaves.
 So I thought I would share.

Meal Planning

Pinterest is a love of mine. I find so many great ideas on that sight. Diet, Debt reduction and Health had me wanting to make more meals at home, but there is nothing more frustrating than spending time and effort on a dinner and having the family turn their noses up at it.

Meal planning has been a God send. The family can help plan. They know what's going to be made and because of the planning it's stress free. We've been doing this for three weeks now and I can't say enough good things about it.

Pinterest has free down loads for meal planning forms. Find one that works for you.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pagosa Springs

 Better late than never, right? Last month the family and I took a little trip north to Pagosa Springs, CO. We rented the cabin above.
 It was a block from Lake Pagosa and the girls and I did kayak on it with the little dogs. We took lots of walks and I read three books. There was no TV and it was a beautiful thing.
 We explored and found this beautiful waterfall. The drive to Wolf Creek is every bit as pretty as Yosemite.
 One morning we drove to Durango CO and walked the streets of Old Town.
 The drive was absolutey gorgeous.
 We got to see Chimney Rock
 And the fall colors
We even got to see a hot air balloon which was funny because we traveled during Balloon fiesta at home. We had some wonderful food and great beer at Pagosa Brewing Co. I hope we get to go back soon.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Things I got right

There were a few things I got right this week.

1. I made dinner every night this week. Had a meal plan. Stuck to it. Got it done.
2. Walked everyday. This new dog has me walking lots.
3. Read a verse everyday. I have a  few websites that email me verses and most times they are so spot on.

Now I can't promise I will be as good next week but I'm gonna try

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A dog named Nana

I mentioned that my Nana passed. She passed on Saturday and two days later I found this creature in the staff parking lot at work. I took her to the vet to see is she was microchipped and she was not. She had a collar but no tag. I took her home. I put out information on the internet and put up signs and made an announcement at school. I found her family. They came and got her and four days later they asked if I wanted her. I have wanted a big dog for a while- they make the best walking buddies. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Jack and Charlie, but after two miles their little legs are ready to give out. So after much thought and prayer Nana is now ours. Nana to honor my grandmother who I still have a hard time believing is gone and because the dog in Peter Pan was named Nana. My goal is to train her to be a therapy dog. I have a lot of work ahead of me. She is only a year old. I was right about a walking buddy this week  I have walked 38 miles.

19 years

This is one of my favorites. We are in one of our favorite places- Pebble Beach. This past October 21st we celebrated 19 yrs of marriage 21 yrs together. I am very thankful for this man who is a wonderful husband, outstanding father and the leader of our family. He is my best friend and soulmate and loves me even when I bring home dogs:)