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


I survived my first five days of the Advocare 24 day challenge and I feel great. I am not going to pretend that it was easy, but it was not as hard as I thought it would be. I was prepared for my first week. And honestly I have eaten more fruit and vegetables in… Read More


This post has been eating away at me for months. Words, so many words that have been fighting to get out and I have tried very hard to push them back in. I have been a mom sitting in the stands cheering on my girls for six years. My oldest played her first game of… Read More


For months I have been following my friend Stef’s yoga progression on instagram and her posting about #reclaimyourmorning. She is making great progress on her road to a healthy lifestyle and I wanted to know what she was doing. How does she have so much energy? I want to get healthy, too. She encouraged me… Read More


So I had a little bit of a shocking experience today. I stepped on the scale. I had not done that in a very long time. I am glad I did and wish I hadn’t all at the same time. I actually took all of my measurements today because on Wednesday I am kicking off… Read More


I decided this year I would choose a word of the year. I have been seeing a lot of other words announced today. Brave, refine, abound, focus, shine, and persevere are a few of my favorites, but none of those words really fit where I want to go in 2015. As I sat and pondered… Read More


The presents are open, the wrapping and boxes are thrown away, another Christmas is in the books. I am still not quite ready to take down the tree or turn off my Christmas lights outside. I want to savor the season as long as I can. There are still traces of Christmas in the kitchen…… 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


My hubby has been listening to me for 3 1/2 years say “Take me to the sea”. For a girl that has lived in South Dakota my entire 37 years, there is just something about the ocean that draws me in.  I have told him since the first time I stood drinking in the ocean… Read More


Tonight as I sit here and write, my older daughters are gone watching a volleyball game with friends and my hubby took our little on a daddy/daughter movie date. My little said, “Why don’t you come with us to the movie? It’s not like you have anything else to do tonight.” She was kinda right.… Read More