Gatlinburg Skybridge

Anyone who knows me knows that I am deathly afraid of heights. I don’t like flying in airplanes or climbing up tall ladders. I decided that I would conquer my fear for a short time and would walk across the Skybridge. I walked across it and back! I was shaking and felt like I was going to throw up, but…

Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee

I rode my bike 214 miles around Tennessee last week. I wasn’t sure that I could even ride 6 days in a row, much less ride 214 miles. I was probably the slowest and most inexperienced person at BRAT, but I finished. I surprised myself. Sitting on a bicycle that long, a person’s got some time to think. well, I…

The Road to Nowhere

With my job, I often find myself in the middle of what many people would call nowhere. I listened to a podcast once that said these places were really in the middle of somewhere. If you fly, you miss so many beautiful places. I have been blessed to drive quite a bit for my job and I get to see…

Level 54: the Long Boat

In a few weeks, I level up to level 54. Happy birthday to me! Fifty-four is going to be a great year. When I look back over the last 6 years, I realize just how amazing life is and how much God has really blessed me. Just when I think, “Life can’t get ANY better than this,” I look around…

Are You a Dreamer!?

I am a dreamer. I dream big and I dream small. I love to look at catalogs and dream about the places I could go with all the outdoor gear on each of the pages. I love to watch documentaries on the National Parks, all the beautiful places and all the beautiful creatures God created. I build bee houses for…

Mother’s Day

I had to drive almost 5 hours for work today–Mother’s Day–for work. Why!? We do what moms do. We work hard, we do what it takes to take care of our children and to make sure our children always have a place to call home. Almost 6 years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was. I felt like all the…

First Holy Communion Day

I drove to Ohio yesterday after I got some work done (~work never ends, because it went on all day and once I got to the hotel~). I love my job, though! The company I work for is AMAZING. As I was driving here for meetings, I was thinking about how this company is the opposite of the family I…

Little Red Tomato, Lost Phones, No Worries

It’s been quite a week! It started off with my getting an injection in my shoulder at an urgent care orthopedic clinic and learning about pomodoros in the parking lot. Yesterday, I joined the tomato process team. Well, that’s not its real name, but we call it “tomato time baby”. What’s not to love about tomatoes? My promotion comes with…

Jacksonville Rail Trail

I’ve now had the opportunity to ride the Jacksonville Rail Trail twice. Once back in October of 2020 when I was training for my new job and again when I traveled to Florida for work last month. It is an amazing trail! Along the way, one can visit the historical site of the largest encampment of Confederate troops during the…