Monthly Archives: September 2015

Monday Mantra: When It Rains Look For Rainbows


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Sunday Scripture: I Can Do All Things Phillipians 4:!3




Happy One Year Anniversary!

This Sunday marks our one year anniversary. This past year has been full of ups, downs, surprises, and excitement. It’s crazy to think that one year has already gone by! To mark our one year anniversary we thought it would be appropriate to write what we’ve learned in our first year of marriage.


It takes work. 

Ask any married couple and they’ll probably tell you that a successful marriage takes work. We heard this quite a lot and shrugged it off like any couple getting ready for marriage. But they’re right. Marriage does take work. Work to keep your relationship strong, work to keep things exciting, work on making yourself better and work on reaching your goals. It’s so easy to slip into a lethargic routine and stop dating each other. After all, you’re married, isn’t that the whole idea behind dating? Dating is essential to a marriage. You have to keep learning about your spouse, getting out in public and having awesome fun experiences with each other.


It Isn’t Hollywood

We all grew up with the happy kids movies. Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl get married and live happily ever after. What Hollywood skips over (because it’s easy) is that the “happily ever after” is 99% of the relationship. You just made the biggest and longest commitment of your life. Your partner’s annoying gum chomping habit (sorry Noelle), you get to listen to that for the rest of your life. And that’s part of Marriage, learning to not only accept your partners quirks, but to embrace them and love them because they are part of the person that you love.


It’s worth it

 All the work it takes to be happily ever after is totally worth it. There is no greater feeling than knowing that I get to come home and hang out with my best friend. That I have someone to share life with, go on exciting adventures, grow with and love. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to share your life with someone, to have absolute trust that they will be there for you no matter what. Someone that brings happiness and joy into your life and does everything they can to make life the best it can be!


I have a kick ass wife. 

If this past year of marriage has taught me anything it’s that I have an absolutely amazing and incredible wife. She is always doing fun things for me, letting me know that she loves me and is always there for me when I need a little pick me up. She makes me want to be a better man, she makes me excited for our future, and she makes me feel so incredibly lucky, thankful and blessed that we found each other. As cliché as it sounds, I can’t imagine how I went through my life without her. She has become an integral part of my life, someone I can always count on and my closest and best friend. She is incredibly caring, hardworking, and always knows how to make me laugh. I am so proud of her and the fact that I get to call her my wife.


I can’t wait to see what the next 50 years have in store for us!

Love you kiddo!

Thirsty Thursday: Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail

This cocktail is sure to be a favorite during the fall! The best part about this is the ability to make a large batch in a crockpot! 


6 oz warm apple cider

2 oz bourbon whiskey

cinnamon sticks and apples, for garnish (optional)

  1. Put the apple cider in a crock pot and heat on low for at least an hour.
  2. Pour 2 ounces of bourbon whiskey into a glass.
  3. Pour 6 ounces of warm apple cider over the whiskey. Stir gently to combine.


Weigh In Wednesday: healthy lunches for the new school year

Healthy Lunches- New School Year!


Start your kids out right this school year with healthy eating habits! 

I have so many moms ask me about healthy lunches for their kids. Research has shown that a healthy and balanced lunch will increase energy, production, academic learning and psychological behavior. It does not take much just a little preparation. 

1 in 3 kids are over weight. They are taking in enough calories but not enough essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals. 
Here are just a few ideas for a healthy balanced lunch for your kids. You can also visit my blog for more ideas!  If you are looking to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your kids diet please look up Juice Plus. It is amazing and have taken it since I was a kid. Email me and I can get you set up. The research behind this product speaks for itself. Juice Plus
Want to see all families happy and healthy!!! XO H

Shows premiering in September

Fall is my favorite time of year. I’ll pass on the pumpkin spice lattes and get excited for fall tv! There is nothing better than cooking a hearty meal and then cuddling up on the couch with Dino Boy and watching our favorites! These shows are all premiering this month! What show are you excited for?

Late show with Stephen Colbert- September 8th

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The Voice- September 21st

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Empire- September 23rd


Scandal- September 24th

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Daily Show with Trevor Noah-September 28th

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Monday Mantra: You Can Find Me Where The Music Meets The Ocean

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