It is hard for me to believe that when I woke up this morning I had a 16 year old in the house. How did that happen? It seems like only yesterday that I was trying to figure out how to take care of a newborn for the first time. 16 years ago today you… Read More

My dad unexpectedly left his earthly body in the very early morning hours of August 9, 2016. He had not been in the best health, he suffered from emphysema and had a hard time walking on a bad hip, but he wasn’t technically “sick”. As we mourned with our family, one of my daughters said… Read More


For anyone that knows me well, they are well aware that I am a dreamer. I am always keeping my eyes open for possibilities and I love a new adventure. Little did I know that with a quick decision that was made last November, I would enter into an adventure that would lead to one… Read More

Nadia falls

There really is never enough time. I woke up to dirty dishes, messy rooms, sticky floors and dusty shelves. It would have been easy to spend the day inside the house with all the tasks waiting to be done. But, Nadia and I put on our dresses, got in the car and left on an… Read More

  I had read an article on facebook about the best races for running swag and the Get Lucky 7K just happened to be the exact same weekend we were headed into the Cities. I knew that I was about halfway through my 15K training so I decided that this would be a great first race.… Read More

I promised my little one that I would spend some time with her tonight.  She was not going to let me go back on my word. When I got home for the day she was ready to hang out with her mama. We decided to spend a little time in the kitchen to start our… Read More

Christmas eve is here.  The excitement of all the presents wrapped beneath the tree and the joy of gathering together as a family has arrived. I will never forget my first Christmas eve with the Thues. At that time there was only two little ones in the mix.  We sat around Grandma and Grandpas living… Read More

The only boy in our house is my husband.  We don’t even have a pet that is a boy.  So, he ends up participating in a lot of girl related activities, shopping, american girls, even our legos are purple and pink. One thing that the girls love to do with their daddy that isn’t girl… Read More

Family pictures are important, but in a time that we are trying to cut back and save a little money, hiring a professional wasn’t an option. Chad bought me a nice Nikon DSLR Camera so I decided that I needed to use it.  I didn’t want to try to use the timer so I enlisted the… Read More

My girls are getting a little older so I wasn’t quite sure they would want to make a trip to the Pumpkin Patch this year.  It’s funny though how it is usually the oldest that reminds me of traditions she still expects to do even as a teenager. She asked me last week when we… Read More