Christmas Magic

by katherine on January 14, 2014

The moment of Christmas Magic officially hit me this year. It came at about 10:30 PM on Christmas Eve as I flopped myself down on the couch after the last gift was assembled…completely exhausted. I pictured the look on Rylee’s face when she saw the pile of gifts under {and around} the tree. How she […]


10 Minute Update-A new Year

by katherine on January 9, 2014

This last week has been kind of a whirlwind. Oh who am I kidding, life in gerenal is a whirlwind anymore. However, with back-to-school and a new job, this week has been a special version of said whirlwind. Ok, I’ll stop using that word now. I just finished munching some Oreo cookies dipped in peanut […]


What a year.

by katherine on December 31, 2013

As I round out my vacation I’ve found myself with a few hours at home alone with the quiet. Instead of ticking away at my to-do list, I decided to open up my laptop for only the second time in about two weeks. This vacation has been a much-needed restart, but I’ll come back to […]


Family Traditions

by katherine on November 15, 2013

I’ve shared here before about how I grew up hunting with my dad. And how it’s a passion I’m hoping to pass down to my girls. The actual hunting is only a part of it. We don’t hunt for the trophies, we hunt for the meat…as a way to provide for our family. Once the […]

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Smiles and sunsets

by katherine on November 12, 2013

My drive home from work takes me down quiet country roads with beautiful views. Often times I use my time between the office and picking up the girls as a time to catch up with my sisters or my girlfriend. Or rock out. Or sometimes just quiet time…To decompress after a busy day. Today was […]

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Shopping Dates

by katherine on November 2, 2013

Over the last few months my sister and I have started a new weekend ritual. Shopping dates. More specifically, grocery shopping dates.The girls and I load up and head into town, meal plan, grocery list and reusable grocery bags in hand. Sometimes we stop for coffee first but not always. We both park in our […]


The State of the State

by katherine on October 9, 2013

Within the last 20 minutes, I just finished up my first post car accident 90-minute massage. I’ve got a little bit of time before I need to go get the girls, but not enough time to head back to the office so I’ve found myself sitting in Starbucks sipping on my beloved iced coffee and […]

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Scenes from the Weekend

by katherine on September 18, 2013

Oh man friends, last weekend is exactly what I needed…not only was it picture perfect, it was in fact, perfect all the way around. I kicked off the weekend with a girl’s night at a winery down the road from my house. Good food. Good friends. Good wine. Win-win-win. The girls slept in until almost […]


C K Say I Do!

by katherine on July 18, 2013

The entire reason we went to Hawaii was because my sister was getting married there! I’ve been wishing/hoping a family member or close friend would have a destination wedding for quite some time because DUH! Automatic vacation! The wedding was beautiful and I hope it was everything my sister and her husband had hoped it […]



by katherine on July 15, 2013

We spent months anticipating our trip to Hawaii for my sister’s wedding. Then we blinked and it was over. On one hand, it was amazing. On the other, it was exhausting. This was mine & Andy’s first vacation* since our honeymoon almost 8 years ago. This was both the girls’ first plane rides and trip […]