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hello 2020

hello 2020 and goodbye 2019. I am so ready for a new year and a new decade. As I was reminiscing on the last decade and especially the last few years, I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with a sense of loss and grief. The last three years we have had to say goodbye to loved one that we weren't expecting to say goodbye to. Of course, there were highs mixed in with those lows. This year, Tim and I will celebrate TEN years of marriage, we welcomed two kids over the last five years, we are finally getting settled in to our homestead in the country and professionally are accomplishing some pretty cool things.

I looked back on my Instagram top nine and was happy to see so many great memories. I love seeing so many happy moments to reflect on. I had the amazing opportunity to see and listen to President Trump as he spoke at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting (1). I also had the opportunity to sit down an discuss agriculture solutions with our Governor Newsom (3). This Christma…

2018.

2018. A year full of emotions, milestones and memories that will never be forgotten. It was a year I was looking forward to professionally in leadership and development. It was a year our daughter discovered so much new and exciting things. It was year my son grew into a young man. It was a year I cried more than I knew I could. It was a year I said goodbye to my Dad earlier than anyone ever wanted to.  I of course had to cave into doing the Instagram top nine post and see what my top posts were this year. The kids exploring, some my favorite adventures in my leadership development journey, almond orchards, our first kid free vacation and saying goodbye to my dad. It was a full year.




May 30th, 2018 will be a day I will always remember. I can’t recap the year without that day first popping in my head. I wish I could have had more of the year, or years more of memories. My Dad will always be in my heart. Grief is a long process and I will be overcoming that pain for a long time coming. T…

Give the gift of heart health

It's that time of year, everyone is frantically running around doing your last minute Christmas shopping. Trying to check everyone off the list, and make sure you aren't forgetting anyone. It can be hard to find the perfect gift for everyone.


This year, give the gift of heart health!
My favorite thing to gift or receive is homemade goodness. Whether that be in supporting small homemade businesses or giving baked goods and treats. It is just something special to get a gift that was made from the heart.


We can spend hours trying to think of the most perfect gift for someone, hours shopping in malls crowded with others trying to do the same thing, and then half the time we don't know if the person liked it, odds are they might be returning it after the holidays after all. This seems like a lot of work to me. So for my friends, neighbors and teachers this year, we are giving the gift of homegrown goodness.


Think simple, from the heart
It doesn't need to be fancy. Nuts a…