Are you a Screaming Eagle or are you ready?

Rik & Hunter… two of our newest Eagle Scouts! ūüôā

No one knows more than a new¬†Eagle Scout how great it feels to finally have accomplished something you have worked so hard for, and put so much time into… Some of those, we refer to as “Screaming Eagles” as they¬†get distracted¬†for one reason or another (I think it’s the fumes.. the car fumes, the perfumes, etc… that interfere) and then they¬†come racing &¬†flying in trying to beat the “18th birthday deadline”.¬†Throughout all this, and despite any boy’s particular circumstances,¬†one thing remains the same: It is an incredibly important, special and memorable day when their friends and family gather around them to congratulate them on a JOB WELL DONE!

Meet Miss Mykayla… aka MJ or Li’l Bit


Sometimes, when we least expect it, God blesses us incredibly. Such is the case with Mykayla. I love this little girl more than the sun, moon, stars and the universe… even more than chocolate.¬† ūüôā¬† She is one of the best things to happen in my life, partly because she reminds me daily that there are people in the world with pure hearts who simply can’t wrap their heads around some of the atrocities of life, and those people can’t help but encourage everyone around them to be better, to be more, to be the best possible YOU that you have inside you. My little miss loves to hang tough & rough-house with the boys, go shooting (yep, you read that right!), ride horses and quads, and then turn around, get gussied up, go¬†do her cheerleading¬†& ‘get her girl on’ in pretty dresses &¬†jewelry.¬† ūüôā

Hello world!

This is the boy part of my zoo crew… my girlies deserve their own introduction. ūüôā

OA Ordeal at Camp Baldwin; one of the most special weekends of my life. Cody & I earned Brotherhood & we welcomed Michael & Garrett as new Arrowmen!

Welcome to my new blog with experiences, recipes &¬†lessons learned¬†from the sometimes (ok, often-times) zany life of a scout mama. Both my boys are Boy Scouts, my youngest¬†daughter is a Girl Scout, and life can get pretty fast paced at times, but boy, we sure have fun trying to make sure we set the pace ourselves & take time to stop and smell the flowers, eat the cooking, and enjoy the views along the way as we explore this gorgeous country. Come on by, cop a squat with us and giggle over our “sparkly” moments, cheer us on in our triumphant ones, and enjoy the views along with us as I’ll be sharing pics of our various adventures as well…