Hello! My name is Shannon and I’m happy you stopped by! Twenty years ago I left my family and “city-life” in the South to come to a small town in the midwest with my husband. Three kids and a couple of dogs later I find my life full to the brim… and often overflowing onto my running shoes! I spend my time trying to remember which child to pick up when, gulping coffee, eating icing and working hard to find and follow the path that God has set out before me.
Hope. It is the best of feelings, It is the worst of feelings. (And yes, I think ‘ol Charles Dickens would totally agree.) Hope can be the only light to get you through an incredibly dark situation. It can be the one thing that keeps you hanging onto a lifeline...read more
Just a few more days. Just a few more days and the year we waited for with such feverish anticipation at this time last year…will be over. Soon we will say good-bye to our 365-day-chance of new beginning, second chances and fresh starts and replace it with hopes...read more
For every month I advance farther into my 40’s, I feel that my eyes do something a little funkier and weirder than the last. Seriously. Sometimes I can see billboards but not menus, and other days I can’t see my fingernails OR the house across the street....read more
You might think this is a post about finding an open pool and diving in with your kids one last glorious splashy time. Or maybe you think it’s about finding a hot afternoon after school where you can eat popsicles on the front porch and watch the world glide by....read more
Once, a long time ago and in a galaxy far far away, I wrote a post about trying to keep your footing when the monster waves of life slam into you. I vaguely remember the analogy I used: how at some point in my life I learned that if a big wave knocks you under water...read more
I know what you’re thinking…..the easiest blueberry muffins come from a box. Friend listen to me…that’s simply NOT true. By the time you drain that dumb can of blueberries (and mutter inappropriate things under your breath because the juice...read more