Uncomfortable Conversation

Last week, I took Miss M to the DMV to update her State ID as she changed her last name a year ago this month (July) to incorporate my maiden name, and to have the same name as me and to have her Pappy's last name as well. Yes, we are those ladies who hyphenate.... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day 2.0

I sat down to write about my second Father's Day "without" my Dad when it began to thunder. I am still smiling. Why, you ask? Because if you read my tribute words that I spoke at his service, you know that every time it thunders we say it is THE Paul Williams building mansion sites... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Our First 365 Days

A wise man told me back in May that this is a year of firsts for our family. My first birthday, first Father's Day, first 4th of July, on and on without my Dad. I explained to him that we made every day special not just holidays while I appreciated what he was sharing with... Continue Reading →

Making Each Day Count

This past weekend was packed full of activities much like any other day of the week in my world. Meetings, cross country meet, outdoor music festival in our beautiful downtown City Park and a Sunday full of shopping, a lunch date with my GW and dinner with friends. I have always said if you aren't... Continue Reading →

One Less Place Setting

A month ago... as I sit here and hit backspace several times... not wanting to type the words... let alone admit the words.... we have one less at our table for family dinners. My hero, my first love, the one I hold all others up to, my everything, my Daddy went home. And because I... Continue Reading →

Family Dinner

The most important thing to us is family. We love hard. Fight hard. Defend hard. We all live in the same small town and we speak daily either by text, phone calls or FaceTime. Not all of us actually "speak" to every single one of us daily, however, we know we are thought of and... Continue Reading →

~ Lemon Blueberry Cake ~

  GW & I had a small dinner party for some of our closest friends to celebrate a new position DW has taken with another company. You can't have a celebration without a fabulous dessert. So, a Lemon Blueberry Cake was in order! The first thing that I do in the morning of the day... Continue Reading →

Oreo Truffles - a favorite of my oldest niece. I mainly make them at Christmas time (or let's be honest - whenever she asks). Beautiful and sweet just like her. Here is all you need: 1 package of Oreos (I use the regular not double stuffed) 1 package of cream cheese (softened) 3 squares of... Continue Reading →

She Loves Me Anyway

I had written this a while ago in one of my many thoughts about people and the world. It still holds true to this day. I'm not easy on Miss M ~ but she loves me anyway. I make her mind ~ she loves me anyway. I teach her the difference between right and wrong... Continue Reading →

Impromptu Football Game

Ok - we are headed to my nephew's championship football game after a day of pre birthday celebrations for my daughter and I'm not dressed for 46 degree weather! More like a nice restaurant and wine weather!  Nothing I wouldn't do for my family! Let's go Rebels! #3 

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