I Swear…

Today was pretty awesome. I got to witness 65 people become US Citizens! And one of them was my step-mom.  I call her Mum since she is from England, and she’s been part of the family for more than 20 years, so yeah, she’s a Mum for sure. She’s a pretty amazing woman who’s faced off with and crushed cancer of the spine that paralyzed her for a bit. Prior to the cancer she’d run 20+ marathons, and since then she’s remained active and is super active in the Young Life program up in Sedona, AZ. She’s a hero. It[…]

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A week of thanks…

It’s Thanksgiving this week, so I’m spending this time focusing on that… Here’s day one of my week of thanks. I hope you share along this week, I’d love to know what’s happening with you all! ~~~~~ FAMILY I just got back from Iowa yesterday. All the family got together one last time in the house my sweet hubby grew up in. Since Lynn’s passing, the house has been sold, so we all gathered together to remember her. Remember the house. And just be together in that house one last time. It really reminds me how important family is. Through[…]

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Travel Day

My Kindle is loaded, I’m wearing my comfy shoes, and I’m ready to navigate the airports because we’re off to chilly IOWA to hang out with my sweet father in law. ***BRRRR**** Send me some warm thoughts, okay? And if you’re in the Phoenix or Denver airports today, keep your Twitter and Facebook streams open for some random, “Catch the Rush at…” posts and you might win a book or two.  🙂 What are your plans this weekend?

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#CancerSucks

Cancer has touched my life yet again. As you might know if you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, my mother-in-law passed away October 24th, 2011 from cancer. Her name was Lynn…and I’m her namesake. Now, another one of my mothers has been stricken with cancer. B-Cell Lymphoma. Just diagnosed Thursday May 10th, 2012. Penny Mathieu, my dad’s wife of over fifteen years, has run 21 marathons. Climbed mountains such as Kilimanjaro, Rainer, Mt. Blanc. She’s spent her life promoting good health being a nurse in England for many years, then when she came to America with[…]

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The New Year Approaches…

Can you believe Christmas is only a week away? I’m still getting used to the idea that it’s DECEMBER 2011 already. Soon we’ll be ushering in a new year. Are you ready? Are you one to make a list of goals? I’m usually not, but I have a few things in mind I hope to see happen in 2012. One thing I learned in 2011 is that you can plan, but you never know what life will throw in your face. Thankfully I have a rock-solid faith, rock-solid hubby, and rock-solid friends/family! Photo Credit HERE

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A Weekend of Fun and Remembering….

This weekend has been coming for over ten months. Ten months of training. Endlessly, tirelessly, and furiously training. For what? you might ask? A 2.4-mile swim A 112-mile bike ride A 26.2-mile run ALL IN THE SAME DAY. Yes. This is IRONMAN! My sweet hubby has been training for this for nearly a year. Throughout all that training, he worked through the diagnosis of his mom’s cancer, two of her surgeries, my surgery for an ovarian cyst (no cancer, thankfully), and ultimately his mother’s death. His mom, Lynn, was supposed to be here for this event. To cross the finish[…]

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