Friday, December 19, 2014


Hey gals & guys!

Lots of you are wondering where I went---and it's true that I've sort of fallen off of the blogging bandwagon here on Thinfluenced. But I got really thinking about it----and "Thinfluenced" isn't who I am. it's truly not. Because it isn't about being thin. Or skinny. Or achieving some magic weight or pants size. It's about HEALTH. I had it wrong---even where my blog name was concerned----and I'm sorry.

Please join me on my blog over at---->! I have a lot of exciting news to tell you and will be blogging regularly there about life, family, fitness, and food!

Reinvention is good! Reinvention is healthy! Talk with you all SOON!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Celebration

Tonight Cole, myself, and Nathan had a fantastic time with my whole immediate family celebrating our Cole's 15th birthday! (He turns 15 Tuesday!)

Its hard to believe that 15 years have passed... Its even harder to believe that I am the mother of this intelligent, sweet, and amazing 15 year old human... He has not only grown into an incredible young man, but he's strong- so STRONG- going into his 15th year. And it's in the ways that count! He's strong in spirit, faith, respect, and individuality. And I am proud. SO proud. He's beat cancer TWICE. He'd give his whole heart for a stranger. And he loves harder than anyone I know. How blessed are we?! What did I do to deserve to be the mother of such an awesome human?!

Happy birthday, Cole! I have loved you every single moment of my life and my greatest blessing was being chosen to be your mom! Dad & I are so happy to ring in this 15th year with you!

Love you. Love you. Love you- to the moon and back,