I am a writer

I am officially a participant in Jeff Goins’ 15 Habits of a Great Writer!

To prove it, here is my declaration!


Join in, it will be fun!


A Not So Forbidden Love

In honor of Sarah’s creativity and completion of FAWM, I down this cup of coffee from my most favorite cup!

It’s not a secret that I really enjoy my coffee. No really, I REALLY like my coffee!

And now there is a song to prove it.

My very creative and talented friends, Sarah & Michael Shuttleworth, have written a song for me about, you guessed it, coffee!

They wrote this song during Sarah’s participation of February Album Writing Month aka FAWM. Sarah, along with other FAWMERS (I love that), wrote an entire album’s worth of new music in only one month! Impressive, right? Sarah blows me away with her creativity, I’m always excited to see what she’s going to come up with next! She also participated (and won) in NaNoWriMo only 3 short months ago in November, and while I’m still reeling from 50,000 words in one month, she’s writing a full album!

Way to go, Sarah! Thank you to you and Michael both, I absolutely LOVE my coffee song, and so does the rest of the family, even the kids are walking around the house singing it, no lie! “Coffee, Coffee!”

Click the link below to listen to the first song ever written for me, and don’t forget to check out Sarah’s other songs as well. My personal favorite, other than MY song of course, is The Typical Country Song. Micah loves and suggests you listen to Bib For Your Beard Commercial, super cute!

A Not So Forbidden Love

Marital Feuds and a Poll

Normally I wouldn’t recommend involving your children in your marital feuds, but when they look this cute it just might be ok 😉

The facial expressions are a good indicator of which team is better...

And now, just in case you’d like to weigh in, a polll:

Me & The Sea

The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in,
And thought of doing something to the shore
That water never did to land before.
The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if
The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff,
The cliff in being backed by continent;
It looked as if a night of dark intent
Was coming, and not only a night, an age.
Someone had better be prepared for rage.
There would be more than ocean-water broken
Before God’s last Put out the light was spoken.

Once by the Pacific, Robert Frost


Florida, 1989

NaNoWriMo 2011!

This is what I will look like from now until Dec 1st:

At least that’s how I imagine I’ll look. Holed up in a quiet place like Jo March, furiously penning my masterpiece.

But in reality this is probably a more accurate depiction:

Yeah, that’s more like it.

It’s that time of year again, 30 days, 50,000 words (yes, 50 THOUSAND). It’s time for NaNoWriMo!




Raise your hand if you have a 21 year old brother who will do the following:

Leave his group of friends in the parking lot of the store when he sees you, hug you, help you load your groceries into your vehicle, tell you a funny story, hug you again, tell you he loves you, put your cart back in the stall for you and then wave as you drive away even after he’s rejoined the cool kids?

Me! Me! True story, happened the other day.

That’s right. My brother is that awesome. He’s even been known to kiss his Mother in public.

I love my brother. And his mammoth beard. We never fight. We share a love of Taking Back Sunday, and annoying our baby sister (he with hilarious pranks, me with two toddlers who obnoxiously adore her). He survived being raised in a home with 5 sisters and no brothers. Which says a lot about his survival skills!

I have to admit, he makes me feel old.

 I don’t remember when this:


  Turned into this:

Nathan, I’m so glad you’re not embarrassed to be seen with me. Or at least that you pretend not to be. You bless me with your heart, hilarity and humbleness.  You are a true gentleman! “Takes one to know one!” 😛

Because he’s so awesome, everyone should follow him on twitter: @LUMBERJACK_nate

& then give his rad band, Visions of Sirens, a LIKE on Facebook: Visions of Sirens

I pity the girl who doesn’t have Natey for a brother. I also pity the girl he eventually decides to marry. *Evil Laugh*

Sunday Scrawling 10/10


Random notes from today’s church service:

“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”
-Colossians 2:9-10

“We are all going to go through ‘the stuff’…but ‘fullness’ is the potential for genuine satisfaction in any circumstance you find yourself in”

We need to “look at who he has called us to be and line ourselves up with that verdict” -Steve Fry