Happiness: A Collage

It has been a while since you’ve seen my sweet granddaughter, Ellie. Look how fast she is growing up! She is pure joy, all love. Until those terrible twos set in. Ellie is a total goofball and crazy girl. We get to be with her a couple days of week and what a blast we…

The Star

This is a great animated Christmas tale for a family with young kids. Or for anyone really! Not sure what to expect? This movie gives you a lot of different perspectives on the birth of Jesus. From Mary to Joseph to the donkey and three kings. It was delightful and I can’t wait till I…

Nix the HICk

Some time ago I came across a profound quote that went something like this: no one person speaks harsher words to myself than I do. It resonated with me. I mean, really resonated. If there was ever a quote that I could associate with, it would be that one. I didn’t like it one bit.…

Celebrating Women and Sports

Last night, women and sports were celebrated and for the first time, the annual Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) gala was live-streamed. So if you were like me and couldn’t make the trip to New York, you could still watch! The event, the 38th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, was quite a thrill. There were…

International Day of the Girl

On December 19, 2011 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution recognizing October 11 as the International Day of the Girl (IDG). Today we have about 1.1 billion girls on this planet. So let’s take a moment to recognize some statistics: Every ten minutes a girl dies from physical violence There are roughly 130…

Gratitude For Life

I sit on my deck right now overlooking the water. The breeze is strong and my wind chimes are having a party. The currents of life have my heart feeling so full! I say this not to brag but to share one of the ways in which I feel God’s presence. It is in these…

Happy Second Birthday Ells

We’ve been blessed with a beautiful granddaughter, Ellie. She is turning two years old tomorrow! Hard to say where all that time has gone. Happy birthday Ellie, here are some fun photos from our many awesome adventures this past year…