What Brings Me Joy

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Jesus – ultimately, I am happiest when I’m close with Jesus. We all have a void that only He can fill. When he does, it brings joy beyond measure.

Husband – he truly is the best husband ever. He really does make me feel like I am the most special and prettiest girl in earth. I could never do this life without him.

Kids – the light of my life. They each have their own very unique personality; my daughter with her kind and compassionate heart and my son with his hilarious sense of humor always making us laugh. I truly dedicate my life to them.

Parents – without my sweet parents, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They have the kindest, most gentle and selfless hearts. They love me unconditionally and are there for me no matter what; through thick and thin. It’s because of them, I learned what ‘family’ really means.

Brother – being 10 years younger than me, we had two separate childhoods. Once he became an adult and moved near me, we became great friends. We are both crazy competitive and super active sharing many of the same hobbies. Now we spend most of our time competing on a paddleboard racing team together.

Ocean/Beach – it is truly my happy place whether I’m in it, on top of it, next to it or looking at it from a distance. It brings me instant peace and happiness. There truly is no other place I’d rather be.

Paddleboarding– it’s like walking on water through scenery. It mixes my love for the water with my love for scenery. It just doesn’t get any better than that. I’ve been doing it for 3 years and am now on a racing team. My husband tells me that I go though hobbies like underwear so paddleboarding for three years is, by far, a big record for me.

Scenery – I love it; any kind, just take me there. I just love nature and looking at all the beauty that God made. I could literally do this for days on end. So far the two best places I’ve been to see beautiful scenery is South Dakota and Hawaii (of course).

Wine – nuff said.

Travel – I am a sucker for change and adventure. Take me somewhere, anywhere. I’ll go. Just say when.

Naps – ahhh, yes. I am one sleepy individual. I LOVE sleeping especially naps in the middle of the day. I take them very seriously. I put on pajamas, close the door, put my fan on and completely get under the covers.

 

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Wintertime

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With Thanksgiving approaching and wintertime upon us, I felt it was a good time to just simply say that I’m thankful. I am an outdoorsy girl; a beach girl. We have lived in south Florida now for 8 years and I will never get tired of the warm weather. While everyone else is bunkering down for the cold, we are surfing. I love only having two seasons. The beach is my happy place and I get the privilege of enjoying it all year long. I am thankful.

Our Thanksgiving in Photos









1. Paddleboards on the Dock – YOLO 2. The hubs pulling out the fried turkey 3.  Me paddleboarding 4. The completed masterpiece 5. My dad and daughter cooking 6. Sunset over the water 7. My dad and daughter being silly in the craft store 8. My brother dared my daughter to eat an entire can of cranberry sauce for $15 during Thanksgiving meal – she did and won! 9. My son cutting a fish he caught 10. A little nighttime game playing 11. Me and my daughter paddleboarding 12. My dad wearing my daughters sunglasses – isn’t he cute! 13.  My daughter swinging on the dock 14. Me and my daughter at sundown on the last day of the trip

Looking Forward to a Wet Thanksgiving


Looking forward to traveling to a sleepy island and hanging out here. It will be a very wet Thanksgiving; swimming in the pool, swimming in the canal, going to the beach, fishing and best of all…lots of paddleboarding!