Level 2 Updates

Our Tuesday night ritual is to watch Good Bones on HGTV after working on our own renovation project.  They make it look so easy and carefree on TV but in reality the mud ain't going to sand itself, baby!  While the Sheetrock went up without a hitch and the mud and tape went on nicely, sanding on a ladder in 80 degree weather not ideal.  ... read more

2019-07-31T10:33:56-04:00July 31st, 2019|Family, Renovation|1 Comment

New Year, New Goals

Every year we as people set out to better ourselves and we set the bar high, this year I am setting it lower.  I have such high expectations for myself and others that I feel in year 2018 lower expectations means less stress.  Saying NO more, simplifying.  I realized a few days after Christmas that 75% of my time is spent picking up stuff.  And ... read more

2019-03-29T12:35:45-04:00January 3rd, 2018|Family|0 Comments

Time at the Lake

It has been awhile since I have posted anything - life has taken control this summer and I have clearly not allotted anytime for my blog.... One of our favorite things to do as a family in the summer is go camping at Summerset - this years trip was nothing short of a good time. Montana being the fish she is never missed a beat ... read more

2019-04-06T16:05:42-04:00August 7th, 2017|Family|0 Comments


This past weekend was full of celebration.... Early surprises for Montana who turns 8 this coming weekend, a baseball BBQ to end Flood Brooks great season, Father's Day of Course, but my personal favorite, my hubby and I celebrated 11 wonderful years of marriage. We went back to it all started and bought grinders at Clark's and went 4-wheeling to an amazing place where we ... read more

2019-04-06T16:08:54-04:00June 19th, 2017|Family|0 Comments


As I sit here to try and write this post that I have been writing in my head for weeks now I am at a loss...These past few weeks have been so busy that my thoughts have taken over and I have had little time to write them down on paper, so here goes nothing - Perspective...... It comes when you are questioning everything and ... read more

2019-03-29T12:35:45-04:00June 2nd, 2017|Family|0 Comments

Family Matters

As life travels along and the kids get older you start to think where has the time gone? How did they get this big; in what seems like a blink of an eye.  When they were little and they would have sleepless nights I would think it will only last a little bit and then they will sleep though the night - is this where ... read more

2019-04-06T16:09:40-04:00March 21st, 2017|Family|0 Comments


As this year quickly comes to an end I start to reminisce on all that has happened in 2016... My best friend moved to California and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.  My brother and sister-in-law brought my beautiful niece into this world. I took a leap of faith and left my job to pursue my dreams.  My kiddos have never stopped surprising me ... read more

2019-04-06T16:10:34-04:00December 20th, 2016|Family|1 Comment


"The PESSIMIST complains about the wind; the OPTIMIST expects it to change; the REALIST adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward I realized over the weekend that I need to adjust my sails.  As a newbie to the world of photography I am still trying to find my style, my niche, basically where do I fit in in such a big sea of other professionals? I ... read more

2019-03-29T12:35:45-04:00November 7th, 2016|Family|0 Comments


Friday marks a year that our foster son has been with us and along with this comes self reflection on myself and my family. This little guy has been an amazing blessing to our family.  He has taught us how to love more, laugh harder and fight for the things in life worth fighting for. I can still remember the day we got the call ... read more

2019-03-29T12:35:45-04:00September 20th, 2016|Family|3 Comments


I first want to start this morning off by saying "Thank You" to all the men and women who gave their lives on 9/11 you will always be remembered and for the men and women whom continue to put their lives on the line for the freedom of this country we are forever grateful.   As we stand at the bus stop this morning my ... read more

2019-03-29T12:35:45-04:00September 13th, 2016|Family|3 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day

No one ever said being a mother was going to be easy, but it's one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. With a son graduating middle school, 2 kiddos in grade school and our newest joy baby Dominic, I go to bed most nights asking myself, "Did I do it right today"? But what is right? Do any of us mothers know?  All ... read more

2019-03-29T12:35:45-04:00May 7th, 2016|Family|0 Comments
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