the conquest.

it’s the monday giggles…


Be kind

to everyone you meet.

You never know

who lost the battle

Continue reading “the conquest.”

wherever there is love…

Wherever there is love there is no fear at all.

It’s another Wednesday for Saint Maria Faustina KoWalska (why else,) with a brief reflection…

“Great love can change small things into great ones,

and it is only love which lends value to our actions.”

(303) St. Faustina KoWalska’s Diary







“Where’d everyone go???”

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You are near,

even if we don’t see you.

You are with us,

even if you’re far away.

You’re in our hearts,

in our thoughts, 

in our life,

even if we cannot be together.

Because under God’s blue sky

we’ll always be united, 

but a momentary heart-flight away,

one from the other.

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And though the miles may be many

we are (always) just a short prayer away,

just a little shared giggle away,

just a sunrise seen “where-ever,”

under the same big sky together! 

Baby,  the sun will always rise…

no matter how long the night.

Who are you missing under the big blue sky today?

hugs n’ blessings to everyone whose distance apart is shortened by love!!

Music by JJ Heller




“If you lose your way…and your heart is torn…May my love sing loud…louder than any thunderstorm. Sometimes it feels like forever, when it’s dark outside.  Baby, the sun will rise. Baby, the sun will rise. However long the night.  And when you feel afraid.  And you see shadows on the wall.  Wherever there is love, there is no fear at all.”   -JJ Heller


Life in Color!

As 2016 begins our family prepares for a full year of celebrations!

There will be bridal showers, baptisms, a daughter’s wedding, a golden birthday for me, and Cuppycake & I will celebrate 30 fun-filled years together.

And this is just in our immediate family of five! You cann0t imagine all the other hap-happiness that will be celebrated in our extended families as well!

Through all the party-planning to be done, surprisingly Cuppycake has become sentimental on me!  It’s not uncommon, in the last several months, to receive an endearing photo instagrammed or emailed to me with a sweet or funny message.



I am loving his out-reaches to remind me just why & HOW we have thrived, (or is it survived??? Giggles.) happily together. And admittedly all of this has been great…until these types of photos started showing up!!


Yes, I know I am about to enter the golden years with him, while celebrating 30 wonder-filled years together but seriously…WE ARE NOT READY FOR MATCHING JERSEYS (yet!)

I mean we are still living life ‘in color’ not black & white!

How Cuppycake sees us in 20 years.


Plus we still have a hop, skip, and a 36-inch box jump left in us!! (With of course a lot of giddy-up and go behind it…or a tidge of liquid courage.)

“What is all of this about??” I queeried.
“Well, we ARE grand-parents now.” he reminds me.  “Growing older together has officially become inevitable.”

He’s got me there.

And so I do what I usually do. I follow his lead, I trust his wisdom, as head of our home, and I become sentimental along with him.


I just haven’t broken it to him yet that we’ll be doing ALL of what growing older together entails….



How I see us in 20 years.


hugs & color-filled blessings!