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The Hardest Question | September 2019

The Hardest Question | September 2019

Dear Friends, From time to time, my husband Rob asks me a question that just stops me in my tracks. Candidly, when he first asked me this question, I was so irritated by it that I just ignored him. He persisted and I found myself incredibly uncomfortable. I have a fight or flight tendency. Many […]

Finding Community | August 2019

Finding Community | August 2019

Dear Friends, As you know we spent our summer in New York and it was one of the best experiences of my life! Upon leaving Cooperstown, our whole family was a bit emotional. My son longed to see his baseball buddies and said repeatedly how much he missed them. Rob & I also found ourselves […]

Field of Dreams | July 2019

Field of Dreams | July 2019

Dear friends, This year for my birthday I spent my day in Cooperstown, NY watching my son do what he loves most – play baseball! When we found out he made the team, my husband jokingly told my son that it was up to me if we go since it will be my birthday week. […]

The Heart of Meraki | June 2019

The Heart of Meraki | June 2019

Dear Friends, Since I started this journey of sharing my heart with all of you, I have received some amazing feedback! I am in awe of God’s goodness through it all! The catalyst to this effort was God’s promise to me. He told me that He would show me how to do Real Estate His […]

Blessed Beyond Measure | May 2019

Blessed Beyond Measure | May 2019

Dear Friends, Recently, I was asked to share my favorite book. I have many favorites, yet my most favorite fable is The Tale of Three Trees. If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend it! Essentially, it’s a story about 3 threes who have dreams about what they each want to be when they grow […]

Together Through Transitions | April 2019

Together Through Transitions | April 2019

Dear Friends, I am in the midst of helping a client transition from his home into an assisted living community. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, I have helped a number of my clients in similar circumstances. In fact, when someone is in the process of selling or buying a home, often times they are […]

More Margin | March 2019

More Margin | March 2019

Hello, Friends! On March 6th my husband, Rob, and I celebrated our 15-year wedding anniversary in San Jose del Cabo! Coming from broken homes, it is a small miracle that we’ve made it this far. Amazingly, we have been married three times longer than both of our parents combined! We had a wonderful time together […]

Fair Oaks Matters | February 2019

Fair Oaks Matters | February 2019

Dear Friends, I want to thank those who have supported our efforts to collect gift cards for the children and families at Fair Oaks Elementary. Many of you have encouraged us and offered tangible help. From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Although I’ve volunteered at Fair Oaks for the past 4 years, that […]

Ruiz Review | January 2019

Ruiz Review | January 2019

For the last 3 years I have prayed to God to give me a word for that particular year. It would be “my word” for the year! 2018 I received a word that I did not want. I actually asked God to give me another word. He graciously denied my request. My word for 2018 […]

Why Choose Us? | December 2018

Why Choose Us? | December 2018

Hello, Friends! As you know I recently switched brokerages. With change comes a lot of self-reflection (for me anyway). Joining Compass has provided me the opportunity to step back and take a look at myself and my business. This has led to more intentionality on many fronts. With that said, I’d like to start from […]