New Year, New Blog Post

I’m really terrible with blogging. Every January I feel the familiar pull of Hey! It’s a new year! Why not start blogging again? Chances are, I might write a few posts this month and then forget about it. Then the next thing I know, it’ll be January 2016 and I’ll think, oh yeah, I have a blog. I should write something. Whoa, wait. I just looked and I didn’t write even 1 single blog post in 2014. So! What’s been up over the past 2 years? Oh, nothing much. Just doing life. As of now, I have a daughter that is 20. She’s living her life on her own now. She’s got a full time job and big dreams for her future. I love her to pieces. I have an 18 year old son going through his final year of high school. In 7 short months,...

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Nurturing My Faith

  I thought I’d pop in and give an update on how one of my “resolutions” has been going so far. Specifically my resolve to nurture my relationship with God. I’m really happy to say I’ve read my Bible every single day this year so far. I haven’t missed a day. There were times I was out of town, and if I didn’t have my Bible with me, I discovered the One Year Bible online. In fact, I’ve been using Instagram as my accountability tool. I’m sure several people are annoyed by my daily pictures, but that doesn’t matter to me. It’s proof that I did it. You can follow along with me here if you’re interested. Some days I post verses that speak to me. Some days just the date and others, entire...

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Bullies – Not Just Targeting Kids

Bullies – Not Just Targeting Kids

I know I said I’d be writing Part 4 of my Nurturing series, but I have something else on my mind. Besides, part 4 is proving fairly difficult to write. I want to talk about bullies. bul·ly 1 [bool-ee] noun a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. verb to act the bully toward; intimidate; domineer. ______________ When we think about bullies, it usually brings to mind children on the bus or playground at school. More often these days, we hear it in the context of someone taking their own lives because they’ve been a victim of relentless bullying for whatever reason. Most of us don’t think about adults being bullied. We tend to think that by the time we become adults, we all know...

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The Year of Nurturing Pt. 3

The Year of Nurturing Pt. 3

Now that I’ve discussed my intentions to nurture my faith and my marriage, I bring you to the next area I’d like to spend energy focusing on. My next area is our home. I don’t know if I’m actually a terrible housekeeper, or if I just can’t keep up with the mess that 5 people living in a fairly small space create. Every surface is usually covered with random stuff. Dishes tend to sit in the sink longer than they really should. This is a direct result of having to hand wash the dishes. That’s the #1 job I absolutely hate doing. I put it off which (of course, duh!) makes it worse which makes me want to put it off some more. More often than not, the dishes from the previous night get washed as I’m making dinner. I’m not...

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The Year of Nurturing Pt. 2

The Year of Nurturing Pt. 2

  In my previous post, I discussed how I plan to nurture my relationship with God. The next area I want to spend energy nurturing is my marriage. While my husband hasn’t actually completed the test to determine which is his particular “love language,” I feel pretty confident in saying his #1 would be “Physical Touch.” Me? Not so much and I tend to pull away from physical touch a lot of the time. Touch just isn’t that important to me. Mine is “Words of Affirmation.” I want people to acknowledge when I’ve done something well. However, I need to remind myself that it’s ok to be physically close to my husband any time, and that it’s totally normal to want to physically touch someone. It’s...

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A Year of Nurturing

A Year of Nurturing

I completely forgot I had this blog. I’m a really terrible blogger. But I’ve got something rattling around in my brain and it doesn’t fit on the ol’ Disney blog. I’m not one to make New Year resolutions. I never have been, and likely never will be. But this year I’m feeling a theme. nur·ture /ˈnərCHər/ verb 1. to feed and protect: to nurture one’s offspring. 2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians. 3. to bring up; train; educate. noun 4. rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like. 5. development: the nurture of young artists. 6. something that nourishes; nourishment; food. 2013 is the year I want to spend nurturing my relationships and...

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Disney Friends and Family

Otherwise known as stepping outside of my comfort zone. I don’t know how many people that read this know my husband (and I, kinda) started a Disneyland Resort centric website. Well, it really began with a twitter account. Jason and I were in The Golden Horseshoe one afternoon waiting in line for ice cream. While waiting, a woman near us was ranting about something, I can’t remember what her beef was anymore, but somehow that encounter turned into Overheard at Disneyland. You’d be surprised by some of the things you hear people say while visiting the parks. The twitter account has grown from 2 followers (myself and Jason) to 4733 users at the time I’m writing this. It was really exciting when Jason and I weren’t the only people using...

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