So I fully recognize that my son is a full blown teenager, 16 and driving, BUT that does not mean he has gotten over the “School’s Almost Out for Summer” can’t wait for it to happen melancholy anxious mood that every kid seems to get right about Spring Break. Got to love the months of, “Is it over yet?” kind… Continue reading
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”… Continue reading
As I said before, Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I am confident this is because of the traditions our family established with the Easter Egg Hunt, church on Easter Sunday and the days before, and of course classic Easter movies. They are a time of happy memories and family. So as I dated and the… Continue reading
When I was a little kid I so looked forward to Easter and the Easter Egg Hunt! We lived on 20 acres of land that had tree “forests” and open meadows and was perfect for the ultimate egg hunt. And the score of eggs was AWESOME!!! The Easter Bunny, aka my father, went all out planning, prepping and hiding the… Continue reading
Easter is one of my favorite times. It is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts and hope. No matter how old I get I love giving and receiving Easter baskets. I enjoy going and finding fun and personal Easter gifts big and small to fill my loved one’s baskets. Yet as I get older, the days of candy… Continue reading
As the year of 2013 comes to an end and the baby new year approaches, it’s easy to feel both sad and excited.
2013 has definitely been a year of excitement and mourning. This year saw the resignation of a pope and the election of another. It has seen the birth of a prince in George, son of Kate and… Continue reading
So most years we get at least 50 awesome Christmas cards. I have tried saving them in the past and since it was not until recently that almost every card is a photo card, at bare minimum I would save the photo cards. However, I would say that this year a good 90% of the cards were photo cards and… Continue reading
At Church today the pastor joked slightly about New Year’s Resolutions. It is that time of year. He started by saying that “For those of you who are health nuts, you might have a bit of a wait at the treadmill starting January 1. However, it will only last six weeks and things will go back to normal.”
His joke… Continue reading
I don’t know about you but I love this time of year and all the wonderful traditions that families have. However, if you are in my situation, a new “family”, whether that be a blended family or a newly wed couple on their own or have a grandparent or parent moving in, family traditions may be an interesting situation.
Throughout… Continue reading
Needless to say I LOVE Christmas and one of my favorite things is finding new ways to surprise people with gifts or a clever way to gift them. One of my favorites was the year I enlisted the help of a friend of both my mother’s and mine to hide a huge standing jewelry box in her garage, sneaking it… Continue reading