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Grandma Hale

  Two weeks ago my sweet Grandma entered Heaven. I remember the last conversation I had with her. We talked about life and how long it can feel when you get old. How your body starts to shut down and every part of you is ready to see the face of God.  We said our good-byes. … Continue reading

Summer is here/ Family Update

I apologize for being so quiet on here. School let out for the summer and I suddenly found my free time consumed by swimming lessons, play dates, painting, and vacation planning.  Trust me, I’m not complaining. I love this time of year.  My kids are home which means they are allowed the privilege of helping me … Continue reading

What I am thankful for…

Looking back over the past year I am reminded of all my blessings. I am thankful for my husband who loves me, even when I drive him crazy. We are complete opposites in so many ways, but the longer we are married the more I treasure him.  He’s my best friend.  I love him for … Continue reading

Do you have special birthday traditions?

We had two big birthdays in our house last month.  My daughter turned eight and my son turned five. Since their birthdays are only five days apart, we live knee deep in birthday cake for a week every year. Like every kid, my children look forward to their special day.  But, mine know when their … Continue reading

Is Kindergarten really ready for us?

Today was John’s last day of preschool. Tonight we attended his preschool graduation and watched him graduate with his friends. It was incredibly sweet to see him greet his friends. He was so excited as he ran up and talked with them.  He will miss them now that school is over.  I am thankful that … Continue reading

It’s Not Good-bye

I was only 19, but I knew nothing could stop me. It was a normal January day when I walked into my Mom’s job and told her my exciting news. I was moving to Florida! I remember counting the days until I could leave. I wanted independence so badly. It was the start of my … Continue reading

Wedding Wishes

Last night I spent the evening gathering tissue paper and wrapping my special gifts, selecting my favorite recipes, and copying them onto cards in preparation for my niece’s bridal shower that was held this afternoon. My oldest niece is getting married on April 7th. I do not think there are many things that can make … Continue reading

Life is a Whirlwind!

“Promise me you will always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin This past week was a whirlwind for us: the kids started back to school, we had family visiting from out of state, I signed up for my next writing class, plus I … Continue reading

Life in our house

Life has been hectic this week. John has been sick, but he is finally getting better. We have had several people in the house doing different repairs for us. Plus, we are getting ready for a big weekend with our family this weekend. We have company coming into town to celebrate our kids birthday’s with … Continue reading