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 →

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 →

Guess The Wine

Last Saturday, my most fabulous friend, Sandra hosted a Guess The Wine Party. I have been so interested in these and was even more excited to go! If you haven't figured it out by now, I love wine. White wine mostly. I am not a snob when it comes to wine. I do have my... Continue Reading →

Girls Trip to The Greenbrier River

Back in July, my bestie/sister (Ann), asked if I wanted to go on a long weekend girls trip with her, Mar June & four of her besties. After making sure my calendar was accommodating, I gladly responded ABSOLUTELY! The stars had aligned perfectly for us both to have the same weekend free and clear to... Continue Reading →

Holy Brussel Sprouts

I don't know about you but roasted Brussel sprouts are like Lays potato chips to me. You can't have just one. With that being said, I ate the ENTIRE pan. Dang it. Friends of ours own a restaurant in town called Colony Club. (Be sure to check them out on Facebook & Instagram). When I... Continue Reading →

Where do people get off?

I just spent the last hour and 48 minutes on the phone with one of my closest and dearest friends talking about where do people get off thinking they can basically say anything and do anything to someone. Is it the social media era where people hide behind keyboards, monitors and hand held devices where... Continue Reading →

Grocery Shopping & Golf Courses

Everyone loves a Friday. All Fridays. Working for the weekend. Thankfully, I get to work from home. I get to make my own schedule as long as I get my work done. I officially have worked for Creative Arts Lifestyle a year as of yesterday (August 24th). Yesterday was also Aunt Barbara's birthday, our puppy;... Continue Reading →

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