Saturday, May 31, 2014


This winter was so long!!! SUMMER is here and I want to lay and bask in its glory. As do the kiddos. Bare foot and playing in the dirt.

Luis took the oldest too to the comic book con locally, they wore their star trek uniforms and had a blast. By the time I got to them they were totally wiped out and not in the picture taking mood. Oh well- the weirdo mama in me loves crabby pictures of my kids.

I have a knitting retreat coming in June and I am beyond excited. I have been busy knitting some wonderful things for my friends. I had big plans to finish a summer top for my self however, I twisted the cast on and was not feeling too excited about the knit after that. I have a hat to finish and then we will see if I am feeling up to the task of finishing a garment.

That is all for now :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


:Eating: Whole30 Foods
:Playing: With yarn and kiddos
:Listening to: Staves
:Sweat: Climbing and lifting (with some zumba)
:Excited for: Garden and knitting retreats! fiber fun

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Monday, July 8, 2013


Waiting for a rainbow in this strom.
Hope it comes soon...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

How I lived Simply Feb 2013

I choose a word for this year it was -Simple. So in a look back over the month I wanted to honor what was simple.
-Made time to focus on god and the holy spirt for a weekend.
-Slept as much as I could
-Made it to the gym most days
-Biked to work one day. (More to come that day rocked)
-Made a few yummy vegitarian meals.

*This is the first time Febuary has been a hard month for me. I was starting to feel the grind of working two jobs. So I took a break and went to a conference that changed my life. God met me there, and why it is always a struggle to get to soemthing that is just about you it is so so worth it in the end-because you become better for others around you. I am happy to say that Febuary started out not very simple in my head or heart. It ended that way and I am thankful for that.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

How I lived Simply-Jan

I choose a word for this year it was -Simple. So in a look back over the month I wanted to honor what was simple.

-I "broke up" with 12 blogs I have been reading for over 6 years.
-I choose to workout over other commitments.
-I ate simple meals-that could be made in the crock pot.
-I made a choice to spend time with family over other things
-I kissed my kids before bed each night.
-Prayed everyday.

Not to much but something.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Life Dreams

In a mere 6ish weeks-we will have lived in our house for almost 5 years. Which outside of my childhood home is the longest I have lived anywhere...
by Milli

I write these words in the middle of the renovation that will "end" all of our renovations. Anything beyond this will be adding on to our house and that would be for bedrooms and a garage.  After this it will be touch ups or cosmetic changes. I do not foresee that part of our personalities going away. We are forever changing our ideas and outlook on home. In order to make it work we have adopted a "small living" mentality. Where we happily coexist in 900 odd square feet.

I talk about this because home ownership used to be on most American's dream list. We have made it!  Our house is a financial win for us and I appreciate that in my life-and it will continue to be even if we are not living here.  But I still know that  I have other dreams. Other things beyond these four walls that make me tick.

I recently was reading the life list concept. I feel that Luis and I are in the middle of the building our life list outside of this our physical home. We are shaping our spiritual home. We have been asking God to support us financially in sharing our story in how Christ has saved us with others (aka ministry of some type, but I not a fan of that word).  Now how to do that beyond-is a different story.

I am willing to wait five years to see the real layout of this come together, just as our house has taken about the same to realize the best path for it. I realize that God's plans and timeline are different than mine. I do know that his love and passion for me (and for you) are so awsome.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

On the Needles

*All of these links are embeded to Raverly-which you need a account to view FYI

1. Goodale
  Starting this cardigan for meee self!

2. Monster for Henry
3. Yoga Socks-for Emarie and me
4. Mittens for Christmas (Mark)
5. Audrey Sweater
6. Vest for Luca

*There is so much more I want to knit-I have a hard time focusing on more than one project at a time...deadline for most of this is Thanksgiving!!!