Haters Gonna Hate

Need a little positivity this labor day weekend? I sure did. Continue on for a little pick me up. 🙂

tumblr_lqezjxj3IQ1qja1wno1_500surround-yourself-with-quotequote-mark-twain3_thumb2dealingwithnegativepeopletumblr_mjkl7sAdXD1r5yphro1_500Feel better? Me too 🙂

Texas Hill Country


It was a beautiful morning, we were dressed in our Sunday best, and I found myself somewhat surprised to find that I still remembered every word of the Nicene Creed. Continue reading “Texas Hill Country”

Fire, Fear, and Hope: Pt 2


Almost exactly a year ago today I sat at my kitchen table, contemplating wildfire, and needing to write. Continue reading “Fire, Fear, and Hope: Pt 2”

For Love

Fendler bloom“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” – Osho, Indian mystic, guru, and spiritual teacher.

Thanks for the reminder Ranger Kaitlyn.

My First Negative Visitor Comment Card (Thank You for Your Sunshine)


Not including private notes, my first season at Mesa Verde I received eight positive visitor comments on an official comment form available at the front desk of most of Mesa Verde’s public buildings. Continue reading “My First Negative Visitor Comment Card (Thank You for Your Sunshine)”

The Happiest Place on Earth


I’m a Disney kid. Through and through. Continue reading “The Happiest Place on Earth”

Coming Home: The List


Buying that plane ticket home from Mexico was bittersweet. Continue reading “Coming Home: The List”

Home Again & 50 Years

Well I am home from my amazing month in the Dominican Republic, but only for one short week before A & I head off to Mexico!

I still have a few more posts on my DR trip coming, but in the meantime I thought I’d share this video I made for my grandparents’ 50th anniversary, which we celebrated together with family during our visit.

Enjoy 🙂

Luxury & Compromise

After splashing around in the freshwater lagoons at the Ecological Park, we decided to go see my Aunt, who works at a high-end retail store located within the same resort. The intention was simply to tour the store, visit with my Aunt, and head out. But our group became quickly distracted by the gorgeous apparel with very high price tags. Continue reading “Luxury & Compromise”

My Top 12 Photos of 2012

What a year!

It started above 10,000 feet in the mountains near Leadville, CO – moved to the snowy red rock deserts of Utah – then up to the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde – home for a short but sweet visit to my native Florida – and is wrapping up beach-side in the gorgeous Dominican Republic. Side-trips to St. Louis and all over the American Southwest added even more adventures to this awesome life of mine. Continue reading “My Top 12 Photos of 2012”