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I'm coming out

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In honor of Bloomington Pride Weekend...This is my coming out.

I decided that today is the day.

I am tired of living inside myself and keeping it all in.

Here it goes....


About 17 years ago I was attending my first college. I was born and raised in a Christian Church and decided that a small private Christian College was the best option for me. I chose a school that wasn't too far from home but far enough away that I could get the experience I had always dreamed of as well as grow in my faith. It offered many great experiences for me all while gaining some life long friendships. I was able to learn a lot about myself as well as others and the stories they had to tell. We had chapel twice a week that was required and I loved it because it was an all access pass into amazing speakers who shared their trials and triumphs in their walk with Christ and their every changing relationship with God. As time went on, I began to realize that this experience was MUCH smaller than the big…

Life Sneaks

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Sometimes life sneaks up on you. It's so easy to get in a routine, go through the motions and just barely get by when the end of the day meets you. As a mom of three young kids, I have found over the craziest of recent years, that I find myself often living for bedtime and counting down until my little humans are QUIET and ASLEEP. Not living in the moment with them and watching them as they grow. Don't get me wrong though, there are those times when I have a small reminder that they are growing and learning and changing everyday. It is in those moments that I flashback to when they were two and three years old and full of pure joy and excitement for anything life handed them. It's funny how time can seem to stand still yet at the same time....fly by. It's no question I have three very different kids. Landon is a mama's boy who is very in tune with other's emotions and feelings. He has always seemed to be an old soul and I have truly loved that about him and enj…
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Finally...here we are. I was actually able to upload some pictures to start this back up and running. This here, is our awesome house that we were so very blessed to purchase from our dear family friends. Chris and I have many memories in this house before we bought it and we now are able to create new ones with our own family. We LOVE the property and the yard and the kids are having a blast, the last year, playing and running around with awesome neighbors! Not only did we move into a new house, we also adopted this big pup, Optimus. He is so awesome and he is a wonderful addition to our family.

Been a Hot Minute!

I've said it before but nothing will even compare to the time lapse this time around. Boy, has it been a REALLY long time since my last post. I miss keeping up with this blog and I really want to try and start writing again. For now, I will update pictures of the family in hopes that I will be posting again very soon.

House Sold...

Well, short story short...We sold the house. We put the house on the market Monday February 10th, by 5:00 that evening we got our first call for a showing the very next day. By 8:00 that evening we got a call for a second showing the following day. Tuesday, we showed the house both scheduled times and by 3:30 that afternoon I got a call that there was a realtor in our driveway wanting to show the house. In fact, they informed me that she wanted immediate access and she didn't care about the condition. I told them alright and that I needed at least a couple minutes to get my kids in the car. I figured, the house was already clean from the other two showings, what could it hurt. We frantically got in the car and waived to the realtor as we passed them. That evening I got a request to show the house for a second showing the following day Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon following the showing, we received and offer on the house! Less than 48 hours on the market and we got an offer on ou…

House for sale.

Today it's official. Our house is for sale. We are staying here in Bloomington as it seems a part of our hearts are here in this town. We just can't seem to pull ourselves away. We love how diverse Bloomington is and how much it has to offer when it comes to education and culture. We have our eye on a house and I will go into more detail when I feel the time is right. But for now, we are going to focus on keeping the house clean and ready to show at a drop of a hat. We have done this with two other properties in the past. The only ONE difference this time around and his name is QUIN! Boy oh boy is it going to be tricky to keep up with what I need to with my little Quiness the Menace around. We have really worked hard at making sure that everything has a place when it's time to straighten up. But when it comes to actually cleaning....I'll get back to you on that. I have to say, I'm not really sad in anyway about moving like I was when we moved from our house in Fo…

the monster is home...

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we got home yesterday morning about 11:00. it seemed like it took forever to be discharged! But we finally were on our way and Quin was able to leave in style. Quin was SO good in the hospital. they just kept saying over and over how much he tolerated and how great he was taking his meds. after a horrible nights sleep Monday night into Tuesday, quin took a two hour nap shortly after we got home yesterday. when we left the hospital, quin was pretty spunky and talked all the way home. but after his nap, you could tell that he wasn't feeling too good. he slept all night last night except when we woke him for his meds. he was not happy and we really had to convince him to take them or he would feel horrible when he woke up. he took a three hour nap today and has had a better appetite and has played but when he has done too much he literally just plops himself on the floor wherever he is playing. it's kind of funny. here's to hoping the next couple days continue to go up. …