Double Digits

  It’s official as of today.  I no longer have any children the age of single digits.  Today Karly hits the milestone.  I don’t know if I’ve told this story here but when I figured out I was pregnant with Karly it was the day of Neely’s first birthday party.  And I cried.  And they…

Love

It’s love month!  Do you care?  Do you not care?  People’s feelings are all over the board this month.  I like Valentine’s day.  I’m not one who requires a lot of celebrating.  I did in my early years.  I thought Andy needed to go big or go home.  But now its like I don’t want…

A quick trip to Virginia

We just got back from a quick trip to Virginia.  I had an event I was hosting in Washington D.C. and Andy tagged a long for a weekend away.  My sis lives in Virginia so we mini vacayed it. It started off rough with a 5 hour delay before we even left.  It cut a…

Chia Pudding – your new favorite breakfast

I decided to embark on a 30 day detox to begin the year 2017.   I decided to do this for a couple of reasons. I’m a sugar addict.  I’m a coffee addict.  I wanted to see if I would feel better because that’s what I read I wanted to see if I could actually…

Just Finish Strong is on Bloglovin!

If your like me and you have a lot of blogs you follow – Bloglovin is an easy way to see everything you follow in one place. And you can follow Just Finish Strong there too! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Back in the running saddle

What do you think of the blog redesign????  Take note of the new address – http://www.justfinishstrong.com. It’s January.  January means a lot of things to me. We celebrate this guy’s birthday! (Cake cred Neely and Karly)(Should I paint that dining room wall?  If so, what color? I’m taking a poll) The fireplace is burning every…

Christmas Traditions: Cinnamon Roll Edition

I am a sucker for Christmas traditions.  So I thought I’d share one of ours with you.  Because I steal others traditions from their blogs sometimes. We’re starting off with cinnamon roll making with Bethany. I have a short cut cinnamon roll I make all year long.  But that’s not this one.  Now we didn’t…

Saying Goodbye

I don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to death.  The only personal experience I really have is my grandfather who passed away after a heart attack when I was in high school.  I have a horrible memory so I don’t remember much more than kissing his bald head for the last time…

On Rollerskating and being over 40

Our family got invited to a friend’s 40th birthday party at a skating rink…80’s themed.  Now I don’t know about you but those 2 things bring the memories back.  Phrases like shoot the duck, couples skate, and bathroom stalls etched with bad words fill my memory.  My mom may have even dropped me off at…

You gotta try this – Indoor Skydiving with IFly

So some people like adventure.  And some don’t.  I feel like I am someone who hasn’t quite tapped into my adventure capability.  Neely got the adventure gene too.  We’ve talked about how we are going to go skydiving once she is old enough. I can’t wait. So when I had the chance to go try…

The Pioneer Woman, her store and two super fans.

About 10 years ago I stumbled upon this food blog called “The Pioneer Woman”.  It just might be where my interest in blogging was peaked.  The author, Ree, lived on a ranch in rural Oklahoma and cooked food I wanted to cook. I had my hands full with 3 kids under the age of 5…

Checking out OKC and IFly

Its a shame I don’t get around more in my city.  OKC has a lot to offer by way of entertainment.  Thanks to Oklahoma City Kids Guide I’m going to take Neely and check out IFly.  Neely and I have this deal that we are going to sky dive as soon as she is old…