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October has arrived. People say it’s one of the nicest months in Arizona. I say everyday is nice in Arizona! I am thankful. It’s my word for 2015. 187 more words


Happiness Is...

…finding your name written in the sand.

(From my son) Happiness is 1. David 2. ice cream 3. candy 4. Daddy 5. Mommy!

…that moment of glaring beauty. 23 more words



9 weeks in. I am so very thankful. It’s my word for 2015.


700. The high today was 78°.

701. Tropical storms reach Arizona. This makes me so happy. 234 more words


The Promise

Every night before bed, my 3 year old and I snuggle up on the couch together and read.
It usually ends up being the same books we’ve read a million times, and her quoting them to me, because she just can’t seem to part with these old stories for new ones. 697 more words

Day Twelve

So I’ve been on the struggle bus lately. My emotions and my attitude have been sad.

I have a lot going on in my heart and my head. 264 more words

On a Pomegranate

You wouldn’t know the complex trail of seeds within, a whole universe hidden, snug and safe within a waxy sheen of red. You couldn’t tell the days of waiting, the hours of silence, the minutes of longing as each seed burst into life, and then began the painstaking process of becoming a full seed. 125 more words



8 amazing, adventurous, glorious weeks in Arizona! I am thankful. It’s my word for 2015.


679. 20 miles on the bike. Scottsdale. Out and back. 183 more words