Saturday, December 4, 2021

Livin La Vida Local: Pumpkin Patch La Salle, Colorado

Seeing how it's been a few days since the end of November and I’m slower than molasses
I wanted to post about our trip to the pumpkin patch! It seemed like the perfect time, with everyone getting ready for Christmas and all. We didn’t get to go last year. We got everyone packed up and on the road for the hour drive. Only to be greeted by a huge windstorm. Everyone was rushing to their cars, others were turning around to go home. Us being one of those people.
I’m glad we were able to go this year even though one kid wasn’t feeling up to it. We only had a few nice weather weekends left so we ran as fast as we could to take advantage. It was nice weather outside (maybe a little too hot.)



We went to the Fritzler farm park in La Salle, Colorado. There was a huge corn maze, tons of games, bouncy houses, and so much more included in our ticket.
Can’t say we did well in the maze. But we had kids with short attention spans.

The most important thing was the funnel cake anyway. That’s always a must !

And of course picking our pumpkins at the end!

A great family day !


Friday, December 3, 2021

Mint and leopard

This is my first time Christmas shopping so late! I usually start in August because we have Christmas and everyone’s birthdays are so close to Christmas. Literally back to back over the span of two weeks.

I never seem to get my act together on Black Friday deals, small business Saturday, or even cyber Monday. I always get bombarded with the emails and text leading up to it though. Then it just makes me feel paralyzed. I feel pressured to shop just to shop. Just to get a good deal. But is it really even a good deal?

The only deal I end up getting is movies.

It’s even been getting harder and harder making a list for myself. It ends up being more work for me to make sure people get me what I want. I used to do a whole slide show with links to make it easier. Then Amazon wish lists  or Pinterest boards.

I almost just want to ask for money or gift cards so I don’t even have to think about and it relieves stress on them.

What stresses you out during the holiday season? 



Friday, November 26, 2021



When we found out we were going to move in 2019 I prayed that God would send us to a place that would be good for not only my husbands career but mine too. A place that would be good for our family. Then we heard it was Colorado. I thought "Colorado again!?" What was God thinking? Been there done that already. Then as soon as we get here we have to deal with a pandemic. How could any of this be helpful?

I like to take myself out of the picture so I can really think. I like to look from an outsiders point of view into my own life. When I do that I can get some serious perspective. I can see the growth, blessings, trials, etc. So I'd like to reflect on what I am most thankful for. Not just from this year but since we moved to Colorado. With all our moves I look at my life in chapters now. Each place we live in is a new chapter. Here is the Colorado chapter thus far. 


1: The only house available at the time when we moved here was too much house for us. We picked it anyways and it has been a blessing not just during the lock down when we needed space from everyone. But it has allowed us to host small groups from church, plenty of space to stay for our growing family to stay, and give adequate amount of space for me to have my own office finally!

 2: We found a great church that has been so supportive during covid and post covid. It has allowed us the space to volunteer, invest our talents and time in. Allowing us to heal from past hurts from the church.


3: Volunteering at the church has lead me to dust off my camera and get back in to creating art again. 
As well as join the worship team and help in Sunday school with the kids.

4: Volunteering has lead me to be able to work again. Once the church opened up a daycare. I've also been referred to several people in the church as a photographer.
5: The church so graciously allowed me to have my release party for my most recent single in October. I was able to perform all my songs which I hadn't done in so long.
6: I was able to write some awesome songs during covid and post covid. Record them and release them. Four songs in a year and a half. I am so grateful!!!
Most importantly I am so thankful for this time together as a family!
I knew once he got this position here that we would be able to have more time. With the lock down we had even MORE time together. We have remained healthy and I pray we continue to be this next year!
P.S I'm thankful we haven't had much snow this fall/winter so far!!
What are you thankful for ?

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