Sunday Gratitude

Do you know how many times I have thought about 2016? How I have reflected on all that happened and tried to categorize everything? From amazing trips all over the world to those that I missed; from the births in my family and the deaths; from the moments of success to those moments of embarrassment and …

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My first two babies

It was Sunday morning in 2011 and we woke up to the first snow of the season in Richmond, Virginia. Peyton had a special Christmas event at church that morning with her preschool class. We went about our regular morning - making breakfast, playing with toys, then getting dressed and ready to leave for church. …

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Stay Motivated This Holiday Season!

  It's hard for me to look past Thanksgiving this week, but before you know it, all the turkey and stuffing will be gone...and we will look in the mirror next Monday morning and be like "Ah hell!" Thoughts of "why didn't I workout more this week" or "I gotta get my butt in gear …

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When the darkness closes in

Have you ever felt like you're being buried alive? Your heart is beating 1,000 mph, you're visibly sweating and shaking; you feel like you're about to vomit and you're doing everything you can to hold it inside; your vision starts to get cloudy and everything darkens around you so you can't see the light anymore; …

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Quinoa Cookies

I've recently begun a quinoa obsession. So much so that I started a Pinterest board for all the recipes I want to try. I found one that I immediately had to make because, well, let's be honest...chocolate chips are my downfall. Or anything chocolate rather. I set out to make the quinoa chocolate chip banana …

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