Monthly Archives: December 2015


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!! Although it's rare to have a white Christmas around here, it's still a special time of year. I feel so blessed to live in the Pacific Northwest where we have fresh trees, decent weather and beautiful scenery. Speaking of trees, Jason and I got our first tree together a couple of weeks ago

Santa Claus is a Busy Guy!

Santa Claus is a busy guy. He needs a little extra help, especially nearing Christmas. That's why Nate, my endearing husband, steps in to make a few visits on behalf of the big guy. Year after year he begrudgingly gets suited up and year after year he's blown away at the joy the red suit

6 Months and Counting

I can't believe it's been six months since my surgery! I am so happy to have been blessed with this opportunity to start my life over. I feel amazing since I have lost around 60lbs. I still have a long way to go, but it's a good start. I want to take a moment to

14 Month Update

Karson and Lucy are now 14 months old. They are learning about the world around them quickly and turning into little people even quicker. The other day Lucy came running up to me saying, "Mamamamama!" She pointed her nose up to me revealing a big "caterpillar" dripping down each nostril. I wiped them away and

Music as Therapy

Music as Therapy By Zac Woodruff, RN BS It’s no secret that I love music. There is nothing that makes me feel more alive than hearing a piece of music that I connect with. Just the other day, I disappeared into an album (a long awaited release from a good friend of mine), and I

Giving Thanks

Nothing can put your life into a better perspective than reminding yourself of all you are thankful for. In this season of giving thanks, this practice is especially appropriate. I have so much to be thankful for, mostly as a mom, wife and daughter. Here is my full, but incomplete list: I'm thankful for our

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