An Idea

We went to Beaver Creek to check out a resort for the Passion for Orphans retreat.We had such a great time!The hotel was awesome and the leaves were breathtaking! It’s such a treat – to get away for a night – all expense paid … to consider what I want the retreat to look like […]

Changing Seasons

I love the change of seasons.Fall is my favorite.When the hot summer days become crisp …and the leaves begin to change. Seasonal changes cause me to pause.One season has past.Summer is gone.What did I do?  How did I spend the days? And now, with a new season here,what will I do with this one?How will […]


This precious boy turned TEN! Landon is such a gift.He’s a hard worker, diligent with his school work, motivated …and he has such a soft heart.He loves baseball, Star Wars, going to CC, playing with Legos and so much more. Being an even birthday, he got to have a party.He invited his friends from CC […]

Georgetown Loop Railroad

My mom bought our family an annual pass to History Colorado.With it came 2 tickets for the Georgetown Loop Railroad.So, we took that as an opportunity for a date day! We started our day with breakfast in Georgetown ….Then, we walked around the shops.At 12, we boarded the train.   Completed in 1884, it runs […]

Hope and Healing

I’ve been working on my teaching for the Passion for Orphans retreat. The theme is Hope and Healing.I’ve been struggling to find the words that I want to say … There are some days that the brokenness of my own life is so overwhelming,I feel like I’m drowning in the emotional fall-out from it.I fail […]


One of the best parts of being on the cruise was being pampered!!Our room was cleaned twice a day.Every night, our sheets were turned back, with a towel animal on the foot of the bed. The kids learned how to make them too – Landon’s is on the left. One morning, we awoke to quite […]

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by Christopher Columbus in 1493,naming the island San Juan Bautista, after Saint John the Baptist. 18 short years later, Ponce de Leon named the town Puerto Rico. An unknown mapmaker seems to have switched the names in the 16th century, and it’s stayed that way ever since. San Juan is the 2nd oldest city […]


Carnival Conquest. Sailing in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We’ve been out here for 5 days now. We spent a day in Miami, at South Beach, and with our dear friends the Torgrimsons. Then Sunday morning, we boarded the biggest ship I’ve ever set foot on. Twelve stories high. A water slide.  Pools. Putt-putt. […]