January 22, 2016


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The weakest part of life can become the strongest part of our faith.

His faithfulness endures forever.

December 11, 2015



November 7, 2015

Saturday Goals

Current Daylight Savings Mood:

November 1, 2015

Cute, Clever Halloween Costume Ideas

This post goes out to my lovely friends who dressed up for my Halloween Eve party -- never compete with bars that have more booze on Halloween.

The party was a hit! I'm convinced the secret to throwing a successful shin-dig is offering your guests more than just a living room and kitchen to congregate. The Halloween Eve party allowed friends to graze the party food in the dining room, refill drinks in the kitchen, play adult ping pong (wink wink) in the basement and warm up by the out door fire pit. Believe me, your introverted friends will be relieved that they have multiple areas to retreat to - plus how much small talk can you really have over jalapeno poppers and party punch? 

Dalmatian, Strawberry, Lobster

St. Louis Cardinals 250 Birthday Cake and Tinder

Animal Control and Crazy Cat lady


October 31, 2015

I never win anything...

I'm very proud to admit that I was the winner of our office's Halloween costume contest. Working in the marketing agency world gave me a leg-up in the competition since I came dressed as "Grey Goose." Always err on the side of puns and alcohol. 

"Grey Goose"

October 21, 2015

Wednesday's in the office be like...

May 18, 2015

Forever Friends

“Friendship is unnecessary, 
like philosophy, like art….  
It has no survival value;  
rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”  
C.S. Lewis

March 7, 2015

Legacy - Selma Alabama

Charles F. Vatterott pictured left, in line about to board a plane to Selma, AL

I've been thinking about legacy's this morning.

The kind that you are born into and the kind that you leave behind.

50 years ago my grandfather made it possible for an airplane full of nuns and priests to be apart of standing against inequality and marching for civil rights in Selma, Alabama.  

Growing up I was told stories about my grandfather's involvement in the civil rights movement, but mostly I was told about his character. 

He was a family man who believed in putting God and his family first. 

He was an entrepreneur who built homes not for white or black people, but for families. He believed that having a large family was courageous and that it honored God. Actually, the more children you had, the less you had to pay for a home. 

He loved the game of golf and opened the first golf course in the midwest that allowed both blacks and whites to golf. He believed in equality especially when it came to education and helped start Cardinal Ritter High School in St. Louis. He believed in giving generously and he and his brother started the Vatterott Foundation, a charitable foundation that I am apart of today.

I'm not sure if Charlie realized at the time the weight of the legacy that he would leave behind, 
but it has left a lasting impact. 

I've always been impressed with his character and even more with his willingness to act on his convictions and beliefs. 

There are so many times that I sit back, instead of stand up for what is truly important. 

The biggest impact his legacy has left on me is the challenge to always stand for what is right and to act on my convictions and beliefs. 

He left pretty large shoes to fill. 

I hope that someday my legacy leaves such a lasting impact. 

February 28, 2015

One Of Those Days

You should see the back of my head...

February 26, 2015