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 →

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