I define myself as a wife, mother and dog trainer... not necessarily in that order.  I love to blog and play around with photography, but most of all, I love to hang out with my family.  I am Social Media Strategist at Rico, Pfitzer, Pires and Associates Insurance Agency.  I love all things social and digital and truly appreciate that I can work in the field. I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams... just an ordinary girl living an extraordinary life.  You can keep track of me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

I started posting daily to my blog in 2009.  I love to write and this experience has been tremendous.  While most of my posts follow the theme that I choose for any given year, I do post on other topics occasionally as well.  To view the previous annual themes, see below.  In 2014, I fell off the blogging wagon and stepped a way from the blog.  I found the "theme" idea to be too limiting (all of a sudden... Don't ask me why!  It worked for several years!)  Now I'm just going to post on any subject I choose and I'm sure I'll be hitting those "themes" once in while again too.

All posts are in chronological order with the most recent first.  My entire blog is posted on the home page.  If you're looking for something particular, click here to view the Archive page.

We create with our thoughts and words, so I will always try to be positive in my posts, however, I do reserve the right to blow off a little steam once in a while.  My goal is to chronicle the heroes in my life and tell the stories.

Please visit often and leave comments.  I thrive on feedback. (Good and bad, but I prefer good.)

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2009 - Counted Blessings

I counted my blessings each and every day and shared them with you.  I blogged about one thing each day that was a blessing in my life.  This was a very popular and positive project for me.  A big thank you to everyone who held me accountable.  It was the beginning of my daily blogging adventure.  It was originally posted under "Counted Blessings" but I have since incorporated it into my daily, personal blog. There is much to be grateful for if we just take time to notice.

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."  --Thornton Wilder

2010 - Photo A Day

I changed it up and posted a "Photo of the Day" each day.

2011 - 20:11

I'm simplified even more.  I took a photograph (usually) at "20:11" (8:11 pm) every night to document what I was doing at that moment.   It might be a bit boring, but it is an accurate record of my daily life in 2011.

2012 - Amazing Grace

The abundant grace all around us.

2013 - Hey Kid

These blog posts are dedicated to my future grand-children.  Each day I wrote a letter to my future grand-children on a variety of topics.  The series will be called "Hey Kid."  2014 - 1,000 Words

These posts tell the stories of some of my favorite photographs.