Their Stories Are Not Mine To Tell

You may have noticed that there are a lot less blog posts on The Destiny Manifest today. I’ve left the more popular posts on crafty stuff, recipes, as well as many of the posts I’ve written about my journey through grief and loss… but I’ve removed nearly all of the personal family posts about my […]

Happy 12th Birthday, Lakin!

My oldest daughter Lakin’s 12th birthday was yesterday, but she’s decided that she’s not “officially” a year older until exactly 10:55pm, the time she was born on July 16, 2001. I was going to post these pictures yesterday, but she requested that I wait until she was “actually 12”. So, here we are! We had […]

Easy Spring Hairstyle for Girls

It’s finally warm and beautiful outside, and my fashion-conscious daughters have informed me that means it’s time to find the perfect easy Spring hairstyle! The girls both have Spring dances this coming Friday, and both are very excited. They’ve been preparing for their individual dances since the middle of last week — it’s like Prom […]

The Best of Friends

I love it when my daughters are the best of friends. There is very little that can brighten my mood like ┬áthe sight of them playing and grinning, the sound of their giggles. It doesn’t happen as often as I would like — in fact, it seems that much of their time together is spent […]

Invention Convention 2013 – We Have a Winner!

I’m happy to announce that my oldest daughter, Lakin won 2nd place in her school’s Invention Convention 2013! I could not have been more proud of my beautiful girl as she gracefully received the bright red ribbon from her science teacher. As we left the gym where prizes were awarded, her classmates clapped and gave […]

The Value of Generosity

My tween daughters had their first real foray into consumerism (and the value of generosity) today. Lakin received a $50 gift card to Toys R Us for her 10th birthday, and she’s been begging us to take her shopping. We’ve been so busy this week that it kept having to be put off, but we were […]

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