Happy Place

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.  -Psalm 19:1

The most vivid pink, yellow and orange briefly filled the sky last night.  What a beautiful sunset.  Witnessing God’s handy work every evening is one of the many reasons our back deck has become my happy place.  No matter what kind of day I’ve had or what lies ahead, I can go out to the deck, sit back in my chair and just breathe.  It’s so quiet and peaceful – the worries and stress of life melt away and for the time that I’m there, all is right with the world. Continue reading


When life hands you lemons… (or an uncontrollable forest fire)

Our group of 5 college girlfriends had our trip to Leavenworth, WA planned for months.  A few days prior to the trip, lightning strikes cause several forest fires throughout central Washington and the Leavenworth area makes national news.  We called the hotel to cancel our reservation and hear that ash is raining down on the town.  Lovely. Continue reading

Girl’s Weekend

Sometimes I wonder why I was in such a hurry to finish college.  Sure, it’s expensive – that was the kicker for me.  Working 32 hours a week while going to school full time is not great for anyone’s sanity.  Pushing hard to finish in four years seemed like the logical choice for me.  Get it done and find a job – start making some REAL money.  haha… not exactly as easy as it sounded. Continue reading


This morning started off slow, but productive.  I only slept about 5 hours last night (definitely not enough for me) so it was a serious struggle to drag myself out of bed.  Last night I started a 7 bone chuck roast in the crock pot though, so my house smelled amazing and I had to get up to turn it off and let it cool.  Before leaving the house, I got the roast out and put away for dinner later.  I love coming home after work knowing that I don’t have to cook. Continue reading