What is it about a rose?

Everyone has a favorite flower, but if I could, I would surround myself with plain ‘ole roses. I just can’t get enough. The way they smell. The way they look. The way they bloom. I will literally stop and smell the roses when I see them. Here are some photos I had in my house recently. If only you could scratch and sniff the screen.



The Parenting Hat: Toddler ‘Tude

Man, toddler attitude is nothing to mess with. At the drop of a hat, they can turn on you. One minute, they are sweet & loving and the next they are acting like an angry teenager. I don’t get it. At least their pouty, dramatic faces make for great photos … and great stories to retell when they’re older.


Can you tell she was mad at me? Who knows what I did. I probably said ‘hi’ wrong, or didn’t have her water waiting for her when she asked, or didn’t let her brush her own hair. Oh, jeez. 3 year olds are a handful, eh?

The Pregnancy Hat: the turkey joke

I love that I’m going to have Colton around the holidays. I really didn’t think the holidays could get more magical. But, before this baby is born, I have a tiny request. When you see me waddling around town and you ask, (as most strangers do), “when are you due?” and I reply, “the Sunday after Thanksgiving” … please resist the urge to say, “Well, it looks like you’ve got a turkey in the oven.”

I can’t even tell you how many times this has happened.

The Wellness Hat: Finding Time to Think

This image is exactly how I feel today. Just stare at it for a minute. Can you get inside her head and imagine what she is thinking about? I sure can. In fact, I know exactly what she is thinking about, because I too am wondering the same thing. 

Image found on Pinterest.

The Vacation Hat: Ready, Set, Sled!

During our holiday vacation to the woods, we took to the slopes for some down time (bad pun?). We went sledding! This was a baby first. I was too chicken to go down the hill, but Kelsey went down like a champ. As for Ryan? I think he was in guy heaven.

The Inspirational Hat: Motivational Monday

Because some Monday’s deserve more than just one word of motivation. And because all of these inspired me this weekend. Make it a good one!

Photo credit: thewellnesswarrior.com.au