The Perfect Sleepover

Not long ago, we celebrated my son’s 35th birthday at a steakhouse on a Saturday night. My husband and I arrived after his family, so I was met near the front door by 8-year old Breezy.  She’d been sent to retrieve us.  “Where’s Papa?” she asked.  “He’s parking the car,” I said. Just after getting us settled down at the table, pointing out our assigned … Continue reading The Perfect Sleepover

Thanksgiving Fun with Family

The girls were out of school for the entire week of Thanksgiving. They spent from Sunday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon with Gigi and Papa. We had so much fun. We made Christmas gifts–paintings, flour and salt ornaments, glittery pine cones, boxes, and more. Our ornaments turned out kind of puffy. The dough was dry so we added more water. The dough was too wet so … Continue reading Thanksgiving Fun with Family

Snapped

It’s a hot Sunday afternoon and I’m watching a Snapped marathon. It’s one of my favorite things to do when it’s too hot to be outside. But since I’m a multi-tasker, I’m also playing Hay-Day, reading blogs, checking Facebook, LinkedIn, Messenger, texts, and emails, planning my weekly calendar, etc. A such, I just realized that Labor Day is coming up too soon. I’m about to Snap! No, … Continue reading Snapped

The conversation

I spent the day with Breezy recently while her parents took her sister to an all-day softball tournament. We had a perfectly delightful day shopping, and hanging out at the skating rink, which also has video games, laser tag, a jungle gym, food, prizes…..it’s just an all-around cool place. But in the car to-and-from we had some quality time for good conversation about summertime and … Continue reading The conversation

Every Single Girl

The title is “36 Things Every Single Girl Must Do Before She Settles Down.” I was single for way longer than I’ve been married so these types of articles often catch my eye. I thought, “Hmmm. I wonder how many of the 36 I actually did before settling down?” Well, I found out that some of things don’t sound that appealing and wouldn’t have been … Continue reading Every Single Girl

John’s Birthday

Because today is a special day, sending birthday wishes simply won’t do, So I’m sending you a day when all of your dreams come true, And a year that means the most to you!* My mother gave me a gentle directive, “You will go and you will enjoy it.”  I was six.  John was in my class.  He’d invited all Miss McDonald’s first grade students to his … Continue reading John’s Birthday