My Big Life Change!

Picture taken by Abby Austin of 1000 Miles on my own two feet.


To transform my life, with God's help of course, one step at a time.

1. Get healthy & honor God with my body

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2.Become at least 50% sustainable with emphasis on doing our part to take care of God's planet.

3. Live life as an adventure, experiencing new places, things & people.
18 out of 150 bucket list goals accomplished

4. Become debt free & build security for my family, so we can then bless others financially also.

5. Continue to grow closer to God, building My family's faith & sharing the Gospel with those we meet, by using the talents and gifts God has provided us.

6.Continue to make money by creating and sharing my thoughts and beliefs through artistic expression: all the while hoping that my art will impact others. "Holly Kennedy

: All I know is, if you don't figure out this something, you'll just stay ordinary, and it doesn't matter if it's a work of art, or a taco, or a pair of socks! Just create something... new, and there it is, and it's you, out in the world, outside of you, and you can look at it, or hear it, or read it, or feel it... and you know a little more about... you. A little bit more than anyone else does... Does that make any sense at all?" Quote from PS I LOVE YOU

Sunday, February 20, 2011


So yesterday we took Joslyn to the zoo. I have been craving a zoo trip. Finally with much anticipation we drive the hour it takes to get there. The last time I got to go to the zoo was when Joslyn was about 6 months old. She was standing but not walking and she didn't respond much to the animals as she did to the people. Well this time was much different. I was super excited that we got to go with her daddy. My hubby works very hard to support us and as a result misses a lot of his daughter's achievements. Not the big stuff, but the day to day litlle stuff that makes her uniquely her. John also hasn't been to the Oklahoma City zoo since the new childrens zoo has been erected. And that was the first place we went. John took Joslyn into the petting zoo where she got to pet goats and pigs and donkeys. I stayed with the stroller, but I watched from a far as she gently went up to the goats and petted them like we have taught her to pet the dogs. Gently! She did so good. Then we took her to the Lorikeet exhibit and I think I had more fun watching John with the birds then Joslyn. John was covered in them and was the most popular guy there. The birds were landing on his head and arms and Joslyn was watching the whole thing with wonder. It was hilarious. Then my friend Amey and her son showed up and we got to enjoy good company as we walked through the different exhibits. Walked is the word. John was so good with Joslyn as he walked with her most of the day and was patient. Letting her lead the way sometimes as I just wanted to get to the next exhibit. It was an eye opener to me how sometimes I didn't stop and smell the roses, because they have been there a while. It is good to stop and admire the little steps that she is taking, not just sometimes but all the time. And sometimes it takes someone else realizing it before you can see yourself from a different view. I am grateful that I have a husband that is opposite from me especially when I need it most.
When the day was done, we were all exhausted; but it was a beautiful day in more ways then one. Thank you God for giving me these little moments in life. Thank you that I get to revel in the wonders that you have made like the animals and the trees. Thank you that when I don't always take care of the animals or the Earth that you always do. Thank you for showing me your wonder in the little things in life like through my family and friends.


  1. This sounds like such a fun trip! As animal lovers, who Joslyn is no doubt already, this is a special moment responding to the creatures! John is blossoming into a wonderful father, and he works very hard to provide for you. He's a wonderful partner for you.

  2. He is isn't he, I am so proud of him!