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🌅Sunrise to Sunset to Sunrise…🌅

📷:⬆️bluebonnet in San Antonio Sunrise in Texas We moved to Texas in 1985 before out first daughter, Rachel was born. We struggled along finding our way to make a living. Some couples do things the “right way”. They finish college, save money, get married, buy a house, have children and live happily ever after. We on the contrary met, fell in love, got married, and fought for every milestone along the way. I realize how much more we appreciated everything back then. When we bought our first washing machine we both watched the spin cycle so proud and…

Life is Like Floating the River

I have been a little preoccupied with life’s busyness lately and cannot seem to catch a moment to slow down enough to regroup. Do you ever feel like that? Life is good with so many blessings; however I do not feel like I am taking time to reflect with gratitude and that is something that I personally need. We live in the Texas Hill Country and in my opinion, one of the best places on earth to live with a little of everything outdoorsy right in our “backyard”. We have lived here almost 3 years and have not taken…

5 Tips for A Peaceful Heart

  I am a very calm person and many times friends ask why.  The number one reason is my trust and faith in God.  We all have choices of how we handle stress and the following tips are a few that help me. Early to Rise – I learned a long time ago when my girls were small that I need quiet time each morning.  This habit started many years ago with a New Year’s resolution and a daily devotional I received as a gift for Christmas.  Even if you can start by setting the alarm just 15…

Together Strong

Met by Chance or Match Made in Heaven Forming our Roots Love More Than Yesterday and Less Than Tomorrow Met by Chance or Match Made in Heaven It was the 4th of July, 1984 in Hot Springs, AR.  I was 18 years old and my mom made my sister and I go to a family reunion.  We got away as fast as we could, stopped off at the store, bought matching swim suits; mine baby blue and hers leopard print.  We headed out to the dock on Lake Hamilton to get some sun and see if any of our friends…