I’m incredibly blessed…with family and friends! I have one daughter – Michelle – truly an inspiration. She embraces life and loves to document time with family and friends. She’s a recent SFA grad with a degree in Interior Design. I put her skills and patience to the test over the past year as we’ve updated my modest 30yr old home.
Let’s see…immediate family…I’ve got a mom, dad, stepdad, ex-mother-in-law (truly one of my best friends!), two sisters, one brother, two sister-in-laws, three brother-in-laws, eleven nieces and nephews (and their respective spouses!), eight great-nieces and nephews…my cup runneth over!!!! Here are a few family pics
In some form or fashion, I have been searching for my own getaway spot for several years. I’ve frequented quite a few places hosted by others and thoroughly enjoyed them…hidden in the background of my heart was a desire to have one of my own.
I will say the idea of an RV wasn’t in view until early 2011, but since I still had a child in college the idea DID NOT sound realistic. I tucked it away with many other dreams. NOTE TO READERS: if you have a habit of shelving dreams, DON’T! Trust them to God – He’ll handle it – we just need to exercise a little patience! Lucille has been a journey in and of itself – for more on the Lucille adventures, click HERE to read all about her! And yes, I also have a Pinterest Board loaded with RV Decorating Ideas
If you were to ask ANYONE who knows me about my favorite food, without question, the unanimous response would be C-O-F-F-E-E!!!! I can usually be found anytime and anywhere with a cup close at hand. With the patient help of my incredibly creative daughter, I even have a coffee bar in my home – yes, inspired by something I found on Pinterest! It may sound silly to have a passion for something like coffee, but indeed I do. In case you’re wondering…yep…PINTEREST…LOVE THE BREW!
I suppose I’m a country gal at heart…there’s just something about nature that draws me in…whether it’s a local park, a forest of trees on a winding road, or literally the middle of nowhere, I’m “home” – not exactly a photographer, from time to time I am fortunate to capture nature moments!
One of my all-time favorite things to do is to find little getaways off the beaten path – check out my Pinterest board here for some really cool Texas spots to recharge!
9 to 5
Once upon a time my 9 to 5 was consumed by “career” choices…Today? Not so much. When my daughter was around 10 or so, she embroidered a simple prayer something along the lines of : “Lord, please help me not work so hard making a living that I forget to make a life” – ouch! It was true though – as a single parent I was focused more on making a living than embracing life.
In April of 2014, I left the corporate world – it was time to truly put family before job – that picture equated to me leaving a long-term management role. It was a time of immense prayer – seeking God’s guidance to do something that many would view as a bit bonkers. A year later, I’m still thankful and confident it was the right call. Currently I’m unable to work a typical 9 to 5 due to health challenges, but I choose to keep trusting God to provide – whatever that picture looks like!