• Live Happy Challenge: Results

    Last week I announced to the universe that I was going to try the LIVE HAPPY CHALLENGE, big mistake. I think it’s like praying for patience. Pray for patience and somebody says, “You want patience? Hold on to your seat, girl!” That’s exactly what happened when I decided to do DR. MATT’S challenge. The daily […]

  • Be Still {Gypsy Magpie}

    Be Still

    Remember back in January when I chose the word LISTEN to focus on this year? Wow, I could have never foreseen the amount of opportunities I would be given to do just that. Maybe when you focus on something you notice it more? Maybe you become more open to the teaching experiences that are thrown […]

  • Moving Mountains {Gypsy Magpie}

    Moving Mountains

    It’s been nearly 2 months since I have sat down at this computer. I have to be honest, I’ve avoided it like the plague. I didn’t feel I had the words to do justice to the experiences we have had this summer with love, and with loss. I don’t think I have the words even […]

  • Happy Home

    It seems like life has a way of ramping up the pace without me knowing it. One day I just get overwhelmed by it all and have to take a step back. I know there is not really a way to completely put the brakes on, but there has to be a way to make […]

  • Today was a good one

    Today was a good one. My son’s 4th Grade performed in the school’s annual Utah history program. He dressed in my dad’s mountain man leathers, sang, and do-si-doe’d. He even asked me to dance. As I giggled and watched him boot scoot’n boogie, nearly a decade flashed before my eyes. My rolly-polly baby with the […]

  • Angelina Jolie, BRCA2 Gene Mutations, and Me {Gypsy Magpie}

    Angelina Jolie, BRCA Gene Mutations, and Me.

    If you’ve stuck around here very long, you know that I carry a GENETIC MUTATION that gives me an extremely high risk for breast and ovarian cancers, among other things. I have talked about it HERE and more recently, HERE. It is something that is constantly in the back of my mind. How excited I […]

  • Lessons from Spring Break {Gypsy Magpie}

    Lessons from Spring Break

    This past week was glorious Spring Break! *Insert angels singing here* We took advantage of the time off of school and ventured down to one of our favorite little out of the way places, MOAB, UTAH. via discovermoab.com My family has been going to this fun little town for as long as I can remember. […]