Healthy Gut, Happy YOU!

4 days in and I am already seeing changes.
As you all know, I am a homeschool mom of two.  Knowing that my children’s success, or lack there of, lands squarely on my shoulders, is beyond stressful.  This stress translates, for me at least, into frustrations and an irritability on my part, that my husband and kids receive the brunt of.

Take today for example.  My daughter is struggling to grasp some math concepts.  Typically, I would have become impatient, and so frustrated with her ability to grasp these concepts in the amount of time I thought was adequate.  She is already frustrated and ready to quit without me adding to the meltdown by having one of my own, which happens more often than I would like to admit.

Today, however, was surprisingly different.  The difference wasn’t in how quickly my child learned her math, or how much better her attitude was towards her mother.  No, the difference was me, my attitude, and the way I handled the eye rolls and mumbling.  About a quarter of the way through the lesson, I began to see it.  I began realizing that I wasn’t frustrated like I normally would have been by then.  I wasn’t becoming angry with my daughter for her attitude towards someone who was just trying to help.

It was like the fog had been lifted.  Yes, I know 4 days is not a long time for me to already be thinking that this is because of Plexus, but I know myself well enough to know that this wasn’t a fluke.  I know when there is a change in my attitude and the way I react to situations, whether good or bad.

90% of your body’s mood-boosting serotonin is produced in your gut.  The Plexus Triplex System is a combination of Bio Cleanse, ProBio 5 and Slim supplements.  Bio Cleanse works to remove harmful microbes and substances from your gut, ProBio 5 restores a healthy balance to your intestinal tract, and Slim helps your gut microbiome thrive while supporting healthy glucose metabolism.

On a rather personal note, I would also add that my bowel movements are beginning to finally show some semblance of normalcy.  YEAH, HIGH FIVE!!!

4 days in and WOW! That is all I have to say!

Still skeptical? I would be too if it was just me on this journey, but it isn’t.  I have two older sisters that can attest to the same benefits, which is the sole reason I am where I am now.  Without hearing about their results, I would have never joined myself.  Please, google or bing, or whatever you do, “TriPlex testimonials”, and hear from others.  It is well worth it.

If you are already on the way to a healthier you with Plexus, please leave a comment and share how their products have benefitted you.



Why Plexus?

You may be wondering why someone who is 5’7″ and weighs 104 pounds would even be considering trying Plexus.  Well, let me start by saying that I am obviously not in it for the weight loss benefits.



So what is Plexus??
Plexus is NOT a weight loss drink or diet pill.
Plexus is not a meal replacement.
Plexus is not a fad.
Plexus is not an energy drink.
Plexus Slim was designed for diabetics to help balance blood sugars. Balancing glucose helps heart health, hormone balance, sleep regularity, energy levels, reduce inflammation, and reduce cravings for sweets and carbs. We encourage healthy eating and exercise but Plexus itself is a simple tool to help balance your body in an all-natural way. There are no quick fixes, no meal replacements.

Plexus is a wellness company with incredible enzymes, vitamins and minerals that help balance and restore the body. Once everything is balanced it can begin to thrive, repair and run optimally. Most people have no idea how good our bodies are designed to feel when you give it the right building blocks consistently.

I have joined this company for the gut health benefits.  I have always struggled with a lack of energy, concentration, anger, mood swings, and constipation.  I am starting with the Triplex which will work to remove, restore and rebalance my body to help get my gut back into balance


I am currently on day 2 and will be posting regularly about the changes I am excited to start seeing.  If you are at all interested in this company or have any questions, please feel free to ask.  I may not have all the answers yet, but I can definitely put you in touch with someone who does.

Here’s to better gut health and more energy!

Froggy Morning


Living in Florida guarantees high humidity, foggy mornings, and bugs. The bugs that come out in the evening, attracted to the light radiating from my windows, are a temptation that the frogs just can’t resist.

A little while back, while I was enjoying my morning coffee, I had noticed a frog that was still clinging to my window from the night before.  I didn’t pay him too much attention and went on about my normal morning routine.

After a while I noticed that the frog was no longer on the window, but he had left a trail through the condensation.  My curiosity caused me to take a closer look.  When I did, I was surprised to find very defined frog prints.

He is welcome to leave smudges on my window as long as he helps keep the bug population down!


Saying Goodbye

If you have read any of my posts on my time in Trinidad, then you would be somewhat familiar with Parker Henderson.  He was a friend, a Grandfather figure, and an inspiration to me.  He spent the majority of his life in the mission field along with his wife and children.  He is a legend as far as missionaries are concerned, or at least he is to me.


On the morning of June 22, I received a text message from a friend informing me that Parker, at 92 years young, had passed.  The flood of emotions were unlike any I had experienced before.  I immediately broke down in uncontrolled sobs.  I texted my dad and let him know and then my husband, who was at work.

For the rest of the day I tried to figure out a way to be able to attend a funeral in Lubbock, Texas, over a thousand miles away.  That was not in the realm of possibility for me at that time.  I had just visited my parents in Texas in late March, early April.  Trying to make that trip again that soon just wasn’t likely.  Knowing this made it all worse.  Finding out a couple of days later that the service would be streamed live over YouTube made not being able to be there, bearable.

My parents, of course, were planning on attending, along with some very dear friends of ours who would make the trip from Trinidad to be there.  There were people coming all the way from Thailand as well.

The next couple of days, my mind was bombarded with memories of Parker and our time with him and Donna in Trinidad: mundane memories, and memories that made me laugh out loud followed immediately by uncontrolled tears.  My nights were even filled with dreams of Parker.

On June 26, the day of the service, I was up around 7 and doing my regular morning routine. I got the coffee on, went out to feed the animals, came in and fixed my coffee.  The morning went by so slow.  The funeral didn’t start till 11:00 my time, and it seemed like I could find nothing that could pass that time quick enough to satisfy me.  I had informed my kids that they didn’t have to watch with me but I was going to, and I really wanted quiet during that time.  They are old enough that that request was totally possible.  They both said that they wanted to be there with me and I was fine with that.

Around 10:30 I turned our TV on YouTube and checked the time and screen continuously.  At 10:54 I decided I would go to the restroom so I wouldn’t have to leave the room during the service.

While I was washing my hands, I began hearing music playing, and  my son yelled out that it was starting.  I hurried down the hall and turned the corner, looking up at the screen that is mounted on our wall.  I immediately recognized the back of my dad’s head, and yelled out, “It’s Daddy!  Look, it’s Ma and Papa!”  My parents were right in the center of my TV screen and after letting out a sob, tears began flooding my eyes and running down my cheeks.  I felt so weak at that point that I stumbled back a little as I attempted to find my chair.

I fumbled around trying to get my Messenger on my phone pulled up.  Through the sobs and tears, I managed to text my mom, “I can see you!”  I saw my mom look down at her phone and start looking around for the camera.  She turned around and was smiling at me.  She then showed the text to my dad,  I saw him read the message and then he turned around and smiled at me.  Being able to see my parents throughout the service helped me feel more like I was really there.  It is hard to put into words how comforting that was but at the same time, how much more painful it made it all.

Parker’s service was beautiful.  Just seeing how many people where there from so many different places and countries, not to mention how many of us who were attending via YouTube, really was a testament to how many people he had an impact on.  He will be missed, but every time I hear the song “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus”, I will think of him.


Blame it All on My Roots


This picture was taken in Cameron, Texas at an awesome BBQ joint. After watching my nephew play t-ball, we all decided we wanted BBQ for supper and according to my sister and her husband, it had the best BBQ in town. Circle S BBQ was basically a large metal building with a drive through and a covered area with a few picnic tables to either wait on your order or “dine” in.

We ordered brisket, because who doesn’t order brisket at a BBQ place in TEXAS, and dug in. The food was not a disappointment!

While eating, the drive through was in continuous motion with trucks and trailers pulling fully tacked horses ready to work. Typical traffic for a small town in Texas.

While eating, a group of men came up, ordering at the window, and then sitting to patiently wait on their food. They caught my attention immediately because they were the epitome of a Texas cowboy. Dusty old cowboy hats, jeans that had seen better days, and old button up blue jean shirts. To top it off, they walked up with their spurs jingling. I immediately took a few pictures. This was the end result.

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Saddle Sunset


I took this photo earlier this year.  The funny thing about this picture is that, since I was facing the glaring sun, I didn’t even realize I had managed to capture my son in the background, which made me love the picture even more.

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