First day of school with kids and for the kids!

We are so excited to spend the year together at University Schools! 
#bulldogs #firstdayofschool

First day of school with...

These time hop photos! 
They grow so fast... snuggle them while you can... kiss them while they'll let you... spend all the time you can with them... be present.

Pretty soon you'll blink and they'll be grown and not need you anymore.

These two will be in 4th and 1st grades in 4 days. 
I'm blessed to be able to take them to school and even teach in the same school with them this year.

#grateful #mom #momlife #teacher #universityschools #growinguptoofast

These time hop photos! They...

I painted the back deck today... one more coat tomorrow ought to do it...

I painted the back deck...

🌊 Such a perfect family day at Water World! Kids had so much fun... So did the parents! 🌊

#waterworld #waterworldcolorado #familyfun #ridethewave

🌊 Such a perfect family...

These kids!

Tea party at Carolyn 's house... they've been looking forward to this for weeks!

Thank you, sweet Carolyn and Lois, for a fun afternoon for the kids... and time for this mama to get a pedicure! ❤😁❤

These kids! Tea party at...

Pray for the impact God will have on your students, your school, your district and your community this school year.

#schoolchildren #schoolstart #schoolstarts #startingschool #students #teachers #schoolsupplies #schools #prayforourschools #prayforteachers

Pray for the impact God...

Feliz dia Peru!

It's Peruvian Independence Day today! 
Celebrating in Denver with the family!... Daddy performs soon!

And... Jalea... my favorite Peruvian dish... what a treat!

#peruvianindependenceday #peru #peruvianfood #peruviandance #incakola #jalea #guino

Feliz dia Peru! It's Peruvian...

Oh my gosh! Such an amazing day! Beautiful hiking weather! Beautiful hiking companions!

This was our last hike of the summer small group session at Rez Church... and we had to be a little flexible due to a full parking lot at Bridal Veil Falls Trailhead... but Jon found us a great trail to hike today.

God had something great for us today... just LOOK at all those wild flowers! 
Looking forward to leading this group again next summer. 

Oh my gosh! Such an...

Ok... so I kept going... ended up almost in Timnath 😳

So round trip today was about 38 miles. 
Can you believe it!?! 😲

#rezstaycation #bikeride #riverbluffs #workout #poudreriver #poudrerivertrail

Ok... so I kept going......

Nothing like coming around the last corner of your hike and seeing a big bull elk headed up the trail in your direction... Beautiful day for a hike in Estes Park... Gem Lake Trail.

Beautiful people... great fellowship... amazing views.

It's been a great summer for hiking with my Rez Church small group. One more hike left for this small group session if anyone wants to join us on the Bridal Vails Falls trail next Saturday.

#rezsmallgroups #rezstaycation #hiking #estespark #gemlake #gemlaketrail #rezchurch

Nothing like coming around the...

Weight Loss Stress? Relax don’t inhibit your weight loss


Could stress be keeping inhibiting your weight loss goals?

“Absolutely it can”… according to my nutritionist and stress management expert friend, Stephanie Flanders-Martin.


Not only can stress inhibit your weight loss… it can also cause weight gain… so I have found.

I went from weighing 200 pounds in 2014 to losing 60 pounds in 6 months… kept it off until 2018 when several chronic stressors hit my life all at once and I gained 40 pounds back. These stressors came from my own poor choices… but they were chronic stressors all the same.

I interviewed my friend Stephanie Flanders-Martin, stress management expert, yoga instructor and nutritionist about how stress affects weight loss (or gain) and what in the world we do about it.


It’s the chronic stress that’s the real problem for weight loss and many other health related problems. This chronic stress releases a “stress cocktail” in your body, says Stephanie…




As a result, this chemical release in your body really plays a toll on your long-term health and weight loss.

What’s chronic stress?

Well, it’s things that have a long term stressful impact on your life… for instance, financial trouble, relationship trouble, career challenges or even illnesses.

Ok… so what do we do about the stress impeding our weight loss?

First, identify what the issue is.


Use Coping Techniques – what do we need to do to resolve the problem? This can be hard and can take time… so we need relaxation techniques as well.

And Relaxation Techniques – Yoga and meditation… and even journaling.

This will create that homeostasis in your body.

Watch my video interview below with Stephanie to get more details and insight to coping and relaxation techniques that will help you get your body stress chemicals back on track.



You can connect with Stephanie to take a yoga class or do meditation with her… even get in on one of her specialty classes at Tree of Life Yoga Studio, or email her at


Discover how chiropractic care can enhance weight loss and should be added to all long-term healthy lifestyle programs in my interview with my chiropractor, Brandon Buttry, DC

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