August 27, 2018

One of my earliest childhood recollections is the comforting feeling of climbing into my canopy bed. I’d slide under the white eyelet bedspread and nestle under the weight of it as my mom sat on the edge.  She would pull the covers up around my neck as I recited my bed...

April 20, 2018

I looked out the plane window in awe at the most spectacular colors of blue that the ocean had to offer. Kristen and I were headed to a Caribbean Island destination for a week-long, kid-free vacation with some close friends.  I couldn’t wait.  I was like a kid in a can...

October 11, 2017

I was passionate and intentional about coaching basketball when I started my career just a few short years ago – insert sarcasm here.  I attended coaching conferences, clinics and workshops.  I read books and watched videos of the best coaches and what they did to be s...

August 25, 2017

Situated twenty-seven stories high in downtown Grand Rapids is a sophisticated restaurant with expansive panoramic views of the beautiful Grand River and the surrounding cityscape.  It is appropriately deemed fine dining and delivers an upscale, yet romantic, intimate...

July 21, 2017

My family likes to play the silly game called ‘Would You Rather’ around a campfire, while traveling on road trips or waiting for our food to be served at restaurants.  My husband, Chad, and I even play it while sitting together in the hot tub.  The game requires nothin...

May 1, 2017

On this particular day, there were more of them than usual.  In fact, I had never seen so many!  Maybe it was the sudden and unexpected burst of warm weather that brought them out of the woodwork but at every turn, I spotted another one!  As I weaved my cart up and dow...

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