Easy Last Minute Stocking Stuffer


Can you believe Christmas is just days away now!? I really can not believe it! Last year I made everyone’s gift (and bought a few) but they all were under $5 each. What a steel! And it was a lot of fun too. However, this year with Miss M here it just was not going […]

Ironman in California

Ironman in California (6)

Two weeks ago we headed to California for a week. Ryan was racing an Ironman distance race on the Saturday so we decided to take some extra time on either side of the race and enjoy a little vacation. Ryan’s mom came with us and it was Miss M’s first time flying. We ended up […]

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

To celebrate the Christmas season we will be doing 12 days of Christmas! Each day we will add the next line of the song to this post. Each day will feature a great marriage resource for you. Some will be free and some others will be something you could purchase for a holiday gift! We […]

12 Printable Love Sticky Notes

Love sticky notes graphic

Looking to write the perfect love note? Need it done in a matter of minutes? Then these printable Love Sticky Notes might be just what you are looking for! You want to leave a sweet note for your man, but you just don’t have the time or it is hard to come up with the […]

Prepare for the New Year


Today I am taking part in Five Minute Friday hosted over at Headed Home. It is where you write for 5 minutes straight about whatever comes to mind about the topic given. You just focus on getting your thoughts out rather than editing and making it perfect. Then, you link up with other bloggers who […]

5 Ways to Support Your Ironman Post Race

5 Ways to Support Your Ironman Post Race

Ryan competed in his fourth Ironman distance race this past Saturday! With the race behind us the bulk training is done and he has the rest of the year off to recover. Leading up to an endurance event like an Ironman it takes time, energy and effort from the athlete to be able to compete. […]

10 Phrases of Encouragement for Runners

10 Phrases of Encouragement for Runners

After a race sometimes it is hard to know exactly what to say to your runner. You are proud of their accomplishments whatever they did. But how do you let them know that? One thing I find myself saying over and over to runners is “What you did today is more than most people did […]

Motivational Signs for Races

6 Motivational Signs For Races

Tomorrow Ryan will be competing in his 4th Ironman distance triathlon! At the last three races Ryan has done pretty well on the swim and the bike, but once he gets to the run he is physically and mentally tired! After 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike that is way more than understandable! However, […]

November Monthly Favorites


Today I’m linking up for Monthly Favorites hosted by Make Me Up Mia and A Deeper Joy! It happens the first Wednesday of the month and I am joining in! You can always join us as well! I will be sharing some marriage, family and fitness resources that have been my favorites this month! Marriage […]