When a “Type A” Does Yoga

My husband, Bill, and I are on our annual beginning of the year health kick.  Hence the reason I dragged myself out of bed at 5 am in order to go to a yoga class at 6:30 am.  Anyone who knows me is well aware of two things my love of sleep and my hatred

Meet UP

My Adventures Through “Meet Up”

Michelle has been hounding me to network more.  Her most recent suggestion was that I check out “MeetUp” and join a group.  “MeetUp” is such an interesting site, which allows you to join groups that share your interests.  I was amazed by how many different groups there are in Bend.  Originally I was looking for

In and Out

Nothing Like An In & Out Burger

I flew out of town this weekend. My husband, Bill and I quietly went out of town to attend a family function. Waking up at 4:30 am to catch our plane, I only had one thing on my mind. Getting an In and Out Burger. I moved to Oregon 6 years ago and honestly I would never


First Snow of 2014

There is nothing quite like a cup of coffee on a cold winter day while watching the snow.  I sat cross legged on my couch sipping the bitter sweet mixture while sifting through my daily e-mails.  There was a stillness and quietness about the world.  Everything seemed to grow calm like the world was awaiting


The Marken Family Conquers Disney Land

2013 was a very fun year, my time was spent helping my clients navigate the rebounding real estate market and spending time with my family.   To wrap up 2013, I took my family on an exciting road trip to the Disney Parks in California.  One early Saturday morning, two weeks before Christmas, I piled my