Mom in the Garden is …

Who is mom in the garden?  I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, because all of what I’m doing now comes from many years (ok, not THAT many) of amazing experiences and influences.  I wanted to give you an idea of who I am and what makes me tick.  I have a strong focus on faith, eating well, exercising, and having fun.  I’m sure it won’t include everything, but here’s a peek at some of the things I’ve been involved in which have brought me to this place in time, in my garden, in Ireland.  Let me introduce myself…

I am a Christian Woman.

I am an American.

I am a wife.

I am a mother.

I am a Daughter, Sister, Sister-in-law, Auntie, Great niece.

I am sister to an Angel.

I am blessed to have wonderful mentors.

I am a Woman of Immaculate Conception (founding member of the most awesome women’s church group).

I am a triathlete. (If you can’t smile and have fun while your competing, it’s not worth doing.)

I am a marathon runner. (I’ll admit that at around mile 20 it became harder to smile. Although, this pic was taken coming into the finish line…)

I am an advocate of breastfeeding.

I am a former P.O.D. (point of delivery) leader for CSA-CNY.
Community Supported Agriculture of Central New York supporting the Organic farmer of Grindstone Farm in Pulaski, New York.
Eat local, Eat Organic, Eat Healthy.

I do my best to feed my family whole foods. Especially desserts. 🙂

I am a swim coach, and mom to two hard working swimmers.

I am a swimmer. I started competitively swimming at 10 and swam all through college.
I still swim.
That is a lot of swimming.

I am a mom to three wonderful Irish dancers.

I am a Thunderbird. (Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix Arizona)

I am a Red Fox.  (Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York)

I am a former Study Abroad Student, studying at Dublin City University, Ireland.

I am fortunate to have lived in Switzerland, Germany, and Ireland.

I am an admirer of flower arrangements… and vegetables.

I am a novice vegetable grower.

I am a blogger.

It’s very nice to meet you.

6 thoughts on “Mom in the Garden is …

  1. Hello Dana,
    It’s so nice to meet you. I found your latest blogpost on my Facebook news feed and was wondering where this blueberry grower was located. I’m in Manlius. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that you were in Ireland, used to pick blueberries in Pulaski, NY, AND that you used to live in the Syracuse area and attend I.C. in Fayetteville!

    • Hi Sue, Thanks for visiting! I have a HUGE love of CNY and all of my CNY friends which we made during the 10 years we lived there. One of those friends must have “liked” my posted picture today and voila! It was in your fb feed! It really is such a small world! It is very nice to meet you, too! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my TToT post at Josie Two Shoes. While I don’t post as often as I once did, I love blogging, and I love this way of focusing on gratitude which I think think is essential to faith. You are welcome to come and join us with your own TToT post any time. The link up is usually open from Friday thru the following Tuesday each week. We’d love to meet you!

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