Monday, January 21, 2019


So I verbalized a wish/challenge for us to do in 2019. I suggested to my husband that we write, hand-write one letter a month to a random friends of ours for the whole year. It's Jan. 21 and we have yet to get that letter out the door. We will see if we can kick it old school. #stillhavetime #january #challenge #willitbeyouthismonth?


Twenty-Eighteen has been a great year with some challenges. Sonja turned 12, entered seventh grade and continues to play the trumpet. Nicolai graduated high school and started NDSU with their pharmaceutical program. Grateful for how God has paved the way and opened doors for those two. Joel continues to climb the proverbial ladder at his work. He accepted a new position but thankful it did not cause another move. I continue to learn the finance world. It has been challenging and continues to be at times. I am slowly getting it and hope that I don't forget what I've learned.

I hope 2018 has been a good year for you!
Happy New Year!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A Blessing!

For the past nine years, I have taken a bit of time out of life to connect with friends through crafts. We join up at a resort or rental cabin and paper craft the entire weekend away. I have had the privilege of doing that again this weekend. It is fun! I don’t have responsibility other then to myself. I can get caught up on cards or scrap book pages, whichever I prefer!

Another weekend is coming to a close and I am always sad to see it come and go so fast. We are in the midst of trying to find a new place again. Since I moved, we are looking to find another spot that suits our needs and is a good half way point for all of us.

I may not have a close friend or connection in my current town, like I have prayed about for years, but I have these group of ladies who will travel an hour or more to join up with me and craft. That is a blessing!

This particular weekend we have found ourselves meeting up at a camping resort. They have cabins off of a beautiful lake and a lodge that allows us to spread out and create a paper trail (mess) with our creative minds.

We usually have more food than we know what to do with. We have snacks up the wazoo! Most importantly we have fun! Praising God for another fun weekend!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Six Months!

It's already been six months! Amazing! We are getting settled and pretty much unpacked. Yes, even the storage boxes have been unpacked and gone through. This home is a blessing. We are enjoying it and its amenities. It is very strange for us to have a home that has every square inch of it completely finished. We are use to having to finish a basement or add our touch to something. This home is only two years old and has new, everything! We are technically the first owners. The previous owner, never lived in it. He rented it out to a few guys who slept in the basement and that was it.

In the past six months, I have finally acquired work. I started mid - October as an administrative assistant for a local financial planner. It has been something different. I usually find myself in the construction industry, but this time, it is finance! Not my forte!!

Kids are half way through school and Joel is getting settled into his new position with the railroad.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Movin' on up!

If you have looked at any of the changes on my blog, you have figured out that we have moved again. Unfortunately it was not the direction I was hoping for. My husband took a new position with the RR and it brought us back north. We are back to MN but in the Western North Central part of the state.

It hasn't been a bad move. It actually went better then I thought it would. We sold our home in SD on May 30th and lived with friends and family until we closed on our home in MN on July 25th. Being homeless for a couple of months was not fun, but the accommodations were wonderful.

We are now settling into our MN home. Kids are in school. Hubbies working the new position and I'm in the process of finding a job. Finding a job in today's world - not fun! Everything seems to be online and we are back to the degree and piece of paper stage instead of "who you know".

I have a second interview on Monday and I'm praying I get it. Pray with me!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hair we go!

Well, I have found my blog again. Life has been incredibly crazy the last two years. I will be explaining those changes over the next few posts.....stay tuned!

I will address the hair color change first! So, approximately two years ago, I was tired of coloring my hair. I had been coloring my hair since the age of 20. I'm pushing 50, so, that's a long time! The money alone was beginning to kill me, not to mention chemicals, etc.

I was getting to a point that my roots were peeking through after 10 days or so since my last color appointment. I couldn't afford to keep up with it. My hairstylist had noted that I was "silver" on majority of my head. I was afraid if I stopped coloring, I would end up this drab gray color.

So, tired of coloring and practically out of money to continue, I chose to transition to my natural silver color.

It took approximately a year and half. My stylist first stripped my hair of all of its color. It turned out to be a really ugly rust color. I was pitch black in color so to try and strip it, it turned out pretty light compared to what I thought it would be. Then my stylist started to streak in bleached highlights and each appointment I gained more and more. We did this so that my hair wouldn't get too damaged too quickly.

It worked! Now almost two years to the day of beginning this process, I am completely silver and it is my natural hair color. No more color for me!

Friday, August 14, 2015


Oh I wish I had the energy to blog again. My life is pretty plain as of late. We are busy with work and busy with kids. Tonight I decided to look through my blog. Oh the memories came flooding! Back when the kids were little, I had lots to write about, but it feels as if there isn't much to tell these days. I'm going to have to reconnect with my most inner thoughts and see if I can begin to blog again. It was so therapeutic. I miss the blogging community and support.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Swore I would never.....

Make wedding invites and ceremony programs again, but then my niece went and got engaged. So excited for her. I'm thrilled she asked me to be part of her day. I made the invites and the ceremony programs. Looking forward to a fun time with family!

It's a lot of work, but well worth it when you make someone happy.