Category: family

mission farewell

My Daughter’s Mission Farewell

I am going to be real here for a minute and tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly of preparing to send your child on a mission. This past week has been full of emotions.  My daughter, Kira, is preparing to depart for the Arizona Tucson LDS mission [for 18 months] on November 8th, so yesterday she gave her farewell remarks at church and then we had a luncheon for her afterwards.  The week was full of stress trying to estimate how many people would be there, how much food to plan for, making the food, and shuttling...

How Many Hats is a Girl Supposed to Wear?!?!

  As the end of the year approaches with crazy fast speed, I have been thinking a lot about life and what I want to accomplish in 2015.  Women wear a lot of “hats”.  They are different for all of us.  I am thinking of all of the hats that I wear and how I can do things better in 2015 than I did in 2014.     Hat #1  Wife My first marriage did not end well, but I remarried in 2004 to my husband, David.  We have definitely had our share of challenges, but I am so grateful...

My Little Chick that Flew the Coop

It’s funny how life’s clichés mean something different when you have chickens, don’t you think?  Phrases like “flew the coop”,  “empty nest”, and “hen-pecked”…having chickens gives you new insight to them.  Anyway, you may have noticed I haven’t posted for a month or so.  That’s because I had a little chick that flew the coop.  My daughter, Katie, graduated from high school and went out into the world on her own all within a week in early June.  Between graduation ceremony, party, family visiting, Katie leaving, my office at work moving…life has been crazy to say the least.  It was...