Faith, Prayer

Today… in the Misadventures of Kristen..

I woke up today with a few goals.. 1) Get my steps in 2) hydrate and increase my water 3) get my errands done. Goal 2 was toast- I totally hydrated. As I was on my way to accomplish #3, I heard a clunk noise from the car. Now- I was not driving my beloved… Continue reading Today… in the Misadventures of Kristen..

Health

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Part of a journey is reminding yourself how far you have come. This especially helps when motivation is low, or when there are feelings of discouragement. It is equally important to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. I am a part of a huge community of men and women who are working hard at… Continue reading You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Faith, Health

Day of Thanks

This Thanksgiving we started a "tradition" of setting aside the "normal" turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes- and do something outdoors as a family. We ventured to Enchanted Rock- which is located by Fredericksburg, TX. (This state park has large moon-looking rocks and you can camp, hike, and even rappel.) The first thing I discovered was that… Continue reading Day of Thanks

Faith, Prayer

Desire

I wrote this Nov 30, 2015. I had been continually praying for a man that I could love wholeheartedly and who would love me the same. I prayed for a "love miracle ". Yes! That is exactly what I would say in my prayers. I met my husband 6 days after writing this. ❤️ ******************… Continue reading Desire

Health, Reading

Fortune Favors the Bold

Dear Mom, My beautiful, soft-hearted, loving mom. For so many years you have put everything and everyone before you. You are a true caretaker; selflessly ensuring the well-being of all of us. It's your turn. For so long I have seen you proceed with caution. The unfamiliar world of taking care of you; finding yourself;… Continue reading Fortune Favors the Bold

Faith, Health

Selfish VS. Selfless: The ongoing challenge

Too often we get stuck in the daily grind and take for granted the people who love us so much. Our thinking goes from “selfless” to “selfish”. “Me me me! What about me??” No! It has to be, “What can I do to be the best (wife, mother, friend, sister....) for them?” I’ve been spending… Continue reading Selfish VS. Selfless: The ongoing challenge

Reading

Reading Goals

I have always been a reader. Growing up I would search the school and town libraries for books on all kinds of topics- love, adventure, drama... I would explore the classics; I would search for something to challenge my mind. As I got older, I continued to read but struggled with WHAT to read. Also,… Continue reading Reading Goals

Health

Holiday Traditions

Holidays were so special when I was growing up. I remember huge family gatherings, both my mom and dad's side of the family. Traditions of Santa Sunday when all the cousins would sit on Santa's lap at Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop's house. The big present exchange. Tons of yummy traditional foods like my Mom-Moms snickerdoodle cookies.… Continue reading Holiday Traditions

Health

Broken..

This is something I wrote in July 2015... it was a yearning.. I met my husband 5 months later after constant prayer for God to bless me with a man I could love wholeheartedly and would love me the same. When I read it now, it makes me think of my Sexy Viking- and how… Continue reading Broken..