CHICAGO FAMILY TRIP PART 1 – THE BEAN

Shey texted me and said “Plane tickets to Chicago are real cheap right now, we should go!” So we booked it and took the family to see the third largest city in the… Continue reading

The Perfect Flower Bed Tree

Back when we built our house I had no idea what I was doing as far as landscaping goes.  There was a little place in front of my porch that I wanted to… Continue reading

THE 5 S’S OF SUCCESS…IN SCHOOL AND IN LIFE

We can all agree that kids need direction.  This year as mine were heading out to school, I felt like they needed to have a vision of themselves succeeding, so I started thinking… Continue reading

SAM’S MISSION HOMECOMING – THE VIDEO

I love when Shey sends me links to her newest videos.. but this one was extra special!  I will treasure this day (and this video) forever!!  Thank you Shey! (To read the story… Continue reading

SAM’S MISSION HOMECOMING – THE STORY

I wasn’t going to cry. I wasn’t even feeling like crying, it was perfect!  My kids have watched me cry enough… when he left… when I got his first email… when we skyped… Continue reading

SHOES AND GRANOLA

So grateful for weekends and especially for the Sabbath…. the day of rest… because that’s what I did.  I fully enjoyed a day of rest.  After church of course. Today I’m feeling renewed… Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY 2016

I love everything about Mother’s Day! I’m certainly not one of those moms who do not enjoy it, and maybe I should not be quite so indulgent, and maybe I milk it for… Continue reading

LIFE LATELY

Kool aid dyed hair (If you haven’t heard of that – you should google it… especially if you have a 12 year old girl!) , painting for a pregnant friend, shopping, temple trips,… Continue reading

CRACKERS – THE NEEDY CAT

She showed up at our house in the wintertime about 10 years ago, meowing on our doorstep with the raspiest, most desperate sounding meow I’ve ever heard.  I did not want this sick… Continue reading

DOWNWARD DOG IN MY LBD

It’s no secret that I get way too goofy for my age at times, but when my daughter and I take pictures together, she brings out the absolute CHILD inside me!  We have… Continue reading