10 Things I Learned in 2016

 As 2016 has come to a close, I've been taking some time to look back on the year and reflect on all that's happened and all that I've learned along the way. there were many things that came to mind, and other things that I couldn't really put into words, but I did manage to…

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year! Am I the only one who's having a hard time believing that Christmas has come and gone and it's now 2017? i had a wonderful Christmas with my family; however, I feel that it went by so fast that it seems like it was already a long time ago! now we're starting…

The Christmas Countdown…

Can you even believe that Christmas is only ELEVEN DAYS AWAY? i mean, how did this happen? I don't know about you, but I tend to start getting a little stressed when I'm this close to Christmas, because my mind starts racing as I think of all I still want to accomplish. and no matter…

Healthy once again!

I'm happy (ok THRILLED!) to tell you that I'm finally over the nasty virus that's plagued our home since Thanksgiving week! After two weeks of that nasty bug and two rounds of antibiotics, I'm back to normal!  It feels so good to be able to say that! i have two kids who are still fighting…

A mama’s heart never lets go…

This will be our fourth Christmas without our oldest girl. every year that passes gets a little bit easier, but the ache never goes away. i sometimes find myself wondering if she misses us, and if she ever regrets leaving the way she did. and I wonder if she's lonely or if she has someone in…

kick’n gluten to the curb!

Hi all! It's almost the weekend, and boy, am I glad! it's been a rough week for me , to say the least. last Saturday was the first of a 5 day virus that wiped. me. out. as if that wasn't enough, on Wednesday I had a bad reaction to gluten. my hubby-- knowing how sick…

What’s in a Name?

I shared in my last post that I decided against blogging with a pseudonym, because I wanted to be true to myself, as well as my readers. so, you may be wondering about the title of my blog.  I mean afterall, my name is PattyAnn, so what's up with the name Annie Kaye, right? well,…

The Real Deal

  I've been doing a lot of thinking lately and have come to some eye opening conclusions. I've been blogging for about eight years now, and it's something that I love. My first blog was basically a journal of my walk through Alzheimer's with my dad, as well as my forty-pound weight loss. after having…

The “D” Word

  It's a topic that most people won't talk about. its easier to hide it than to admit it, for fear you won't be understood. and I'm sad to say that it's often the hardest to talk about among Christians, or in my case, fellow believers. depression. sometimes it can come on slowly, and you…