My Little Life


Once upon a time I won a radio contest make-over with this joke: "How do you turn a fox into a cow?" "You marry her!" Ba-dum-dum-ching!

I'm forever grateful that my handsome husband continues to think I'm a fox, even after all these years of marriage! Our life is crazy and chaotic, with 5 kids college aged to early elementary aged, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

While my heart is most content at home, being a wife and a mom, I do work full-time a school nurse in a large rural school district. Prior to my career change to school nursing, I was a part-time Labor and Delivery nurse...Labor and Delivery is my nursing passion, so I couldn't quite give it up completely and continue to work one weekend a month helping mamas and daddies bring their babes into this world.

To me, there is no better mood lifter than a good, hearty laugh session, so you can usually find us not taking life to seriously!


Our Colorado Trip

One week ago today, I had skied myself down a mountain (several times) and survived.Oh, you guys...Colorado has captured my heart. I loved our vacation like you wouldn't believe and while I am not (nor will I ever be) a world class skier (let's be honest, greens are where you'll find me...and I won't be whizzing down them, either!), the mountains and the skiing and the fresh air and the walking everywhere? I grabbed a hold of me and doesn't seem to be making any moves to let go! ...more


So, I came across this picture yesterday: That picture...the one you see just above these words? Yes, that was taken 7 months ago. SEVEN MONTHS!!...more

Totally Winning

Give me a moment, will you? To commend myself for absolutely WINNING at life today?!First, I wore heels to work. HEELS! ...more

It Wasn't Half Bad

Well...I did it. I survived my 40th birthday and judging from those who've already weathered this big birthday, I think it's safe to say that 40 is going to be awesome!I had a great day...started off with donuts with my Birthday Thief for Catholic Schools Week, then I was wished a Happy 28th Birthday during morning school announcements. The best part of my day, though, is when one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world brought me and another one of my favorite people coffee ....more

The Big FOUR-OH.

Well...this is it guys. My last night in my 30's. Laying another decade to rest and starting a brand new one with a bigger number ....more

Don't Judge

Here I am, blogging 6 days...SIX DAYS!!!...after my last post. What kind of a resolutionist am I???Not a very good one. (Don't judge.) Forgive me though, I was up to my eyeballs in planning and let me tell you, my friends, we pulled of a great event! ...more

Home Stretch

Well...tonight was the last official meeting before our big event on Friday. We hammered out some details, firmed up our timeline, and drank a little wine.I need to tell you all something...if ever you find yourself planning a gigantic event, gather amazing, strong, fun women to have by your side. We have fun...and (forgive my language) we get shit done ....more

Finances and Grown-up Stuff

I'm sure I've mentioned it here a time or two, but I'll say it again: I was wired to be a stay-at-home mom. It is truly my dream job.So, when we had a financial advisor dude come over tonight to talk about grown-up stuff like retirement and he asked us "At what age would you like to retire?", I was all, "Well...I turn 40 in a couple of weeks. So...40?"I'm not quite sure that was exactly the answer he was looking for.In any event, I guess it's good that we're planning so that someday we CAN actually retire, right? ...more

High Maintenance? Perhaps...

I've been searching for a pair of navy blue flats...I've had my eye on Lucky Emmies, because: Tieks, gah. I can't bring myself to spend that much $$ on a pair of dang flats! Boots? ...more

Well then...

Well now, look at me, rocking my "blog everyday" resolution. Why do I set such lofty goals?! Ugh ....more