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July 4, 2014 – #CelebrateTheSmallThings & #WriteMotivation


The Color Vibe 5k

The Color Vibe 5k
June 28, 2014

We celebrated something this past weekend. It wasn’t small, by any means. If any of you know me and my family, you know just how hard it was to accomplish this task. We signed up a month or so ago for the Color Vibe 5k Run/Walk. We’ve been really looking forward to this outing. However, when we woke up that morning, TheHubs had one of his incredibly painful migraines. He almost told us to go without him.


We are so very thankful he sucked it up, took his medicine, and hoped for the best. By the time we parked the car, the migraine was a dull thud. And by the two-mile marker…well, just look at his face up there in that pic! By the time we reached the 2 mile marker, his migraine was gone! I’m going to show you the difference of the before and after photo. Pay close attention to his smile! It says it all.

Color Vibe Before

Color Vibe Before

Today, we celebrate something HUGE! We celebrate being a family, enjoying a day out, and having fun!

And here are some videos if you’re interested!



I keep setting goals. I don’t know why. And I never really accomplish the ones that do have an end…

I took a webinar yesterday on using journaling and mindfulness to get UNSTUCK. I thought it would be a good one because I’ve been stuck for quite some time. But I didn’t realize just how STUCK, and how scared I was, until I started writing it out on paper. And then, I started getting incredibly scared and sad and worrying if it would ever come back to me. The more I thought about what was so different between when I was actually writing and now is that we are all so busy and the cheering and motivation has come and gone. You guys are truly my motivation.

It’s frustrating, yet I still set the goals because I need to see progress. And a single word is progress. I need to remember that.
I will never give up on you guys, nor #WriteMotivation, now writing!
So, here’s my July Goals:

  1. I AM GOING TO FINISH WIP#1 YET! Seriously! Finish it already! It’s only ONE MORE SCENE! – Haven’t had an opportunity yet due to work.
  2. Keep up with blog posts for both blogs – this one and my Caring for My Vet Trying
  3. Comment/cheer on my fellow #WriteMotivation peeps on Twitter, FB, Google+ and their blogs – Trying
  4. Continue with my positive thinking. – Doing very well and helping others with theirs.
  5. Read another book. – Haven’t started this yet.

If you’re want to know more about #WriteMotivation go to their website, check out the twitter feed and theGoogle Plus Community. It’s really a wonderful group of people who love to help kick you in the patooty, or send Dino out on “motivational assignment,” or fling cookies. We ALL love cookies!

Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly celebration where we celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large the item in question. If you’re interested in learning more about Celebrate The Small Things, please visit their website, visit others participating, and sign up if you’re so inclined. It’s always great to see what everyone finds in their day to celebrate! And it adds to a positive outlook on life!

It is a blog hop, after all. :) <3
This is a Blog Hop!



  1. Ping from Caffe Maggieato:

    What a lovely celebration! Looks like you guys really had fun as a family. Good luck finishing the book. I know you’ll get there! Cheering for you. Have a great weekend!
    Caffe Maggieato recently posted…Don’t Take Things for Granted – Celebrate The Small ThingsMy Profile

  2. Ping from Katie thecyborgmom:

    I am SOOO happy for you! I know how anxious you were about signing up for this run and were worried if all of you were going to make it…and you ALL did! This is wonderful! I love the after pic and the videos of you guys rolling around in the color…fantastic!
    Katie thecyborgmom recently posted…Celebrate The Small Things — July 4My Profile

    • Ping from LadyJai:

      Thank you so much! It was so much fun! I am happy we managed to all make it too. I am happy to see others happy for us. It’s so hard to explain to people who see us that there really is the invisible wounds.

  3. Ping from Michelle Wallace:

    What a lovely celebration!
    Looks like you guys had loads of fun!
    Michelle Wallace recently posted…The Insecure Writer’s Support Group ~ No#31My Profile

  4. Ping from Gary:

    A celebration on so many levels. A celebration of a loving family, of inspiration. A peaceful, positive Fourth of July to you and your beloved family.

    Gary 🙂
    Gary recently posted…The Wee Cup, 2014.My Profile

  5. Ping from Lori L MacLaughlin:

    That’s great that you completed the run! Love the color-splashed photo. Wishing you best of luck with your goals, and I hope you have a great Fourth of July weekend!
    Lori L MacLaughlin recently posted…Celebrate the Small ThingsMy Profile

  6. Ping from Patricia Lynne:

    I’m glad your hubby didn’t back out. It looks like you all had a blast.

  7. Ping from Angela Brown:

    The before and after pics scream a thousand words in regards to who much that family time was worth celebrating. I pray you continue setting goals. With each passing day, you’ll find that the tiny steps you take forward and the perseverance to recongnize the need to get to the end mark will be a huge difference maker. Two thumbs up to you and the fam and to you and for breakthroughs-coming-sooner-than-later.
    Angela Brown recently posted…Let Freedom RingMy Profile

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