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From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges

For The Love of…Summer

Technically summer started on June 21st. But, you know, tomatoes tamatoes. With summer comes Mr. Sun, new adventures, sun screen, tan lines and lots and lots of water. After what seemed like a forever and a day rainy season the... Continue Reading →

Be Like Nike

The PNW is in the midst of a record breaking heat wave. Normally during the summer we will get a day or two of triple digit weather. Well, mother nature (or is it global warming) decided one or two days... Continue Reading →

Owning It

I needed to be at VBS at 8:30 this morning. I got up at 6:30 a.m. ready to start the day. Today was my first ever shot at being a Crew Leader. I was excited. I got ready. I had... Continue Reading →

Dear M.D. Part 2

Exactly a year ago today I was ready to kick my depression on its ass. And so, I wrote it a letter preparing for a fight. It was more of an act of faith versus an action of belief. Hebrews... Continue Reading →

Finding Your Roots

I stood outside in what felt like 100° weather playing softball yesterday. I don't do well in the sun. I'm usually covered to ensure I don't feel like I have my skin on a hot burner. But, yesterday I braved... Continue Reading →

Fur Baby Preparedness

With the whole baby proofing in our home came a lot of hours of training on how to be a parent. This included First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogen Training. We cover adults and children, but what we don't cover... Continue Reading →

Because Of Grief

I thought of my dad today. Which, really, isn't something new since I think about him all the time. But, today, I was reminded on how fragile life is. An old friend of mine is hurting with the loss of... Continue Reading →

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