Hi my name is Rachel and Haiti first captured my heart 2 1/2 years ago when I was blessed to travel on my first mission trip. I’ve been able to take two more trips to Haiti since then. My most recent trip was with an absolutely incredible non profit organization called i’m ME. I am honored to serve alongside this awesome organization because of their bold love for the people of Haiti and their passion for creating an environment that fosters the value and worth of family, love and education.
Category Archives: Everyday Life
My last post was published over 6 months ago on July 14, 2014. It was not an easy decision to put away my computer and take a blogging hiatus, but a necessary one for a few important reasons.
I needed to put non-writing priorities first.
Twenty-two years ago, I didn’t have a clue how to say yes. For me, life was all about maintaining a well-organized home, driving a new minivan, enjoying the perks of being a stay-at-home mom, vacationing to beautiful places, and trying my best to make my children happy all. of. the. time.
I’ve always wanted to create a bucket list. I don’t have one, but my hubby does. For years, I’ve heard him say he wanted to play golf at Pebble Beach and then he could go on to the great golf course in the sky. Tomorrow, I get to join him on a business-fundraiser- bucket-list trip to Pebble Beach located on beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
I’m making grilled turkey legs tonight for my family! I bought some turkey drumsticks and found this delicious recipe! I’m all about grilling in the summer and can’t wait to see how it turns out! I’m gluten-free, so I always make sure I can keep the ingredients gluten/wheat free. I didn’t have a white onion, so I used a red one. Hope your family enjoys this #easy recipe!
Summer is a special time for families to slow down and have fun together (and that means blogging too) This is our 1st summer in three years we are home in the US! I’m focusing my writing and projects on family, and if you’re like me, finding time to write (alone) is almost impossible to find! The kids keep me hopping, but I wouldn’t want it any other way!
It feels like we all survived the longest winter in history, at least in my neck of the woods (and I grew up in Chicago!) We made it …and today is the first day of summer in the Gibson family. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I’m looking forward to playing with my kids, doing all things summer fun! I hope you’ll hang out here and we’ll have some bloggy summer fun, too! Do you have anything crazy planned for you summer fun? I’d love to hear!
Growing up, I was constantly bombarded with the belief system that I needed to be normal. I learned early on going to school and watching my peers that normal is safe, normal is living in-a-box, normal is respected, acceptable, and rewarded. But, what happens when we don’t feel normal? What happens when our kids grow up feeling they are far from normal. You can’t live normal and live out a God-adventure.
I’d love to say our family game night is a crazy-free zone, but sometimes when we lose big we can learn the best lessons on cheering each other on to victory! Sharing a delish hamburger recipe shaped like a hot dog! This is a family fav. Loved watching my daughter, Hannah donating her locks to a really special cause–> check out the before and after pics. #pantenebeautifullengths