chapter 38.

Last Sunday was my birthday. Chapter 38. A new year. New experiences. New challenges. New blessings. New lessons. Chapter 37 taught me many lessons. A few stood out the most. I can survive getting told that my cancer is back. While I “knew” that someday I would hear those words again, a little piece of me

sweet 16.

Today, Jacey turns 16. 16 years of her bringing a smile to our face and all those around her. Sure, you could say I am biased, but I truly do believe that the world is a better place because she is in it. I sure know our lives are. Since birth, Bryan and I have written

love after 18 years

18 years. Today marks 18 years of marriage to my best friend. 18 years ago, I would have said that love is flowers and dinners out. Holding hands and romantic dates. Gifts and love notes. It is all that, but it is so much more. It is clean windshields and full tanks of gas. It

Grateful Friday | 06.16.17

1. Piper and Peyton, these two annoying, furry things have been a part of our family for a year now. 2. Medical providers/facilities that earn my trust and make things happen. 3. A few days in Texas with my girl, sight-seeing and enjoying time together around medical appointments. 4. Lunch with Teetra (my Mom) and Kevin.

Dear Cancer | National Cancer Survivors Day 2017

Dear Cancer, In 2008, you reared your ugly head. I always knew you would. Eventually. At 28 it was daunting to hear. I went from a wife and mom just living her life, to being scared and constantly plastering fake smiles to my face. Eventually, you just became the norm. I lived life among the

New Mexico | 1 Year Later

Today is a monumental day. Monumental. We have survived 1 entire year here in New Mexico, Land of “Entrapment”. ;-) 18 years of doing this thing we call military life and this PCS has been the hardest. I am not going to lie. Or sugarcoat. None of us were excited to move here, but when