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Thirteen months today to be exact. I can't believe that a month has flown by since the marking of the year that my Dad went home. So many times I have wanted to sit down and write about that day. The love and support from friends who are more than friends ~ they are family... Continue Reading →

363

363 ~ that is the number of days that have seem to have flown by and have crawled all at the same time. 363 ~ that is the number of days I have moved forward with one foot in front of the other and forged on with some days being better than others. Very few... Continue Reading →

We made it…..

It just dawned on me this morning after I replied to a text that I received from my Mom's neighbor thanking me for the cake I sent home to her last weekend that the Family Dinner we held at our home in March of this year completed our year of firsts without setting a place... Continue Reading →

It has been…..

48 weeks, 11 months and 341 days ~ that is the amount of time that has continued on day in and day out since April 21, 2017. The day my world changed forever. The day time stood still. The day that I wondered how I would get out of bed from that day forward. The day that... Continue Reading →

2018

2018 in Southeast Ohio started off cold, cold, cold. Negative 5 to be exact. The highest it reached today was 17. It's January, it's Winter, what else does one expect? Don't you just love the posts on Facebook - over the cold - over Winter - blah blah blah. Then when it's Summer it's -... Continue Reading →

Lessons of 2017

Lessons of 2017 ~ What have I learned? What will I take into 2018 with me? What will I leave behind in 2017? I have learned that God is good all of the time and that God's Grace is sufficient. I have learned that if I stop and listen to all the things around me... Continue Reading →

Annual Family Polar Express Night

The chili and potato soup are simmering on the stove. The hot chocolate tray with candy canes, marshmallow stir sticks, cotton candy, silver sugar candy sprinkles nestled together await the preparation by the kids. A tray full of chocolate chip cookies, no-bake cookies, peanut butter with Hershey kisses along with Santa's favorite ~ magic cookie... Continue Reading →

Listening

Last Wednesday, I had went to town to run some errands before picking M up from school. I called my Momma as I do on a daily basis to check in and to catch up for the day when I instinctively pulled over in front of a friend's brother's store to see her for a... Continue Reading →

Wine Runner

When you text your husband and he heads out to purchase you an already chilled bottled of wine even though your wine fridge is adequately stocked ~ you have the best.

Guess that Wine ~ Red Wine Night

Back at the beginning of November, I had an amazing group of friends over to Guess That Wine! I'm a white wine lover so I was happy to host a red tasting. The wines available were: Alamos Malbec French Lick Foch Winking Owl Shiraz Mirassou Pinot Noir Rex-Goliath Cabernet Sauvignon Yellow Tail Merlot We truly... Continue Reading →

Fathers of the Bride

**** I started this blog post on October 16th without finishing it as this story of my niece has went national! Saturday, October 14, 2017, my niece, Mikayla, married her best friend, Dakota. It was quite the fairytale wedding and one that has been in the making for about 15 years. I think I have... Continue Reading →

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