2022, children

My “new school year” resolutions

Tomorrow is the last day of July, so August is literally right around the corner. My children have a week and a half before returning to school, but I myself have three weeks left of summer vacation. I am a huge fan of reflection and goal setting. The end of each school year affords me… Continue reading My “new school year” resolutions

2022, life as a lumber, taking trips

Life as a Lumber: What We’ve Been Up To

My family and I just returned yesterday from Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. They were invited to compete in the Dance Machine National Competition at Sevierville Convention Center. We are very proud of their awesome season and we are excited to see what next season holds. These are some of my favorite pictures from the… Continue reading Life as a Lumber: What We’ve Been Up To

2022, life as a lumber

Life as a lumber: what we’ve been up to

Hello there! I have taken about two weeks off and with good reason: my school year ended and we had the girls’ dance recital. The recital went well- both girls danced amazingly well and my oldest won an award and a scholarship. We then followed our favorite band down to Wilmington where we had a… Continue reading Life as a lumber: what we’ve been up to

2022, family, life as a lumber, Personal

Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

We are cruising head first down the hill to my summer vacation. The girls, who are in a different school system and a different schedule, have been out almost four weeks. I’m ready to be out of school with them. This kid has taken up running and plans to try out for cross country this… Continue reading Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

2022, health and safety, mental health, Personal

Mental health Mondays: My story

Today's post will be a difficult one to write, but a necessary one. Transparency is difficult in the best of times, but more so when the topic of discussion is something that is so stigmatized. I do not write this post to seek pity or attention, but to bring awareness. If mental health were more… Continue reading Mental health Mondays: My story