Recently on my Instagram Story, I gave everyone a small peek into our home and some changes I’ve been making. What’s so special about that? We own a 928 square foot condo. In the process of operating a home and a wakeboarding business out of this space, I’ve had to make room for some unconventional things: bulky wakeboards, workout equipment, business merchandise and supplies, wakeboarding students, bunkbeds and other hosting items for said wakeboarding students…things can get a little tight and potentially overwhelming!
One thing I love to do around Christmastime is to snuggle into the rocking chair in my parents living room in the evenings with only the tree lights on, wrapped in a blanket sipping hot tea. I love gazing at all of the ornaments and the way the lights reflect off of the shiny wrapping paper of the gifts stacked below. It’s such a magical time of year. The wonder and excitement of it all gives me a warm, happy feeling inside. Continue reading “Packages Tied up with String”
Christmas shopping is zooming up on us so fast this year! Seriously, where is time going?! When it comes to Christmas shopping, the women in my life are usually the easiest on my list, but I struggle with the guys sometimes! I get pumped to check out the newest gift guides for men to gather ideas, but am often left disappointed and let down as they always contain the same boring items of a collared shirt, shaving kit, or cologne. Continue reading “The Ultimate Gift Guide for Him”
How amazing were those? I hope you’ve loved hearing the insight and perspective from each of those women as much as I did. They are powerful, beautiful and courageous. I was so blessed to get to speak with each of them. Thank you to Jodi, Ashley, Jessica, Hayley and Kara SO much for being a part of this series. You are carriers of an important message. Also I want to thank you, the readers, for reading and showing up to hear from these amazing women – it has been my heart from the start to honor them by letting their voice be heard in this way. Continue reading “The Finale: Honor is Many Things, but it is Not Political”
Kara is the wife of a Transportation Coordinator Officer for the United States Army Reserves. Kara is unique in that she is not only a military wife, but also a veteran. She served in the United States Army for five years. How amazing is that!? She is a mom of two beautiful girls, currently works in Behavioral Heath and is working towards earning her masters in Public Health from the University of Missouri. Here is what honor means to her and her message for our future generations: Continue reading “Honor, Part Six: Appreciation”
Hayley is an Air Force Wife. Here is what honor means to her, in her own words:
“Honor. It’s one of those words that can take on so many different meanings in someone’s life. For me, and probably for a lot of people, it has always been a verb. You’re taught to honor your mother and your father, to honor your obligations and commitments. It wasn’t until I became a military wife that the word honor kind of became a noun in many ways, and really came full circle in my life. Continue reading “Honor, Part Five: A Noun, Not a Verb”
To Jessica, honor starts with a positive attitude and a posture of service. She is a Navy wife and a mom. Continue reading “Honor, Part Four: Attitude”