This is the summer that…

This summer found the girls getting an education on how their mama grew up in Missouri. And a culture shock for these city girls. It's a hillbilly life, for sure. You can read about it here. My mama skills were tested to the max. This the summer I discovered all is not well in my house.... Continue Reading →

May in Photos plus a Recipe

May has been crazy. It's been a frantic race to the finish line to summer break. Every year I say this is the year I grow herbs in a pot. And then I kill it. The cilantro tasted great while it lasted. Sitting in rush hour traffic, with a rainbow in my rear view. It's... Continue Reading →

Summer is Officially O-V-E-R…Over

School started two weeks ago. That means summer is officially O-V-E-R...over. Bring on fall?! I thought I would dump a bunch of random photos here that have nothing to do with anything except...this was our life this summer. Reflecting on #Summer2015 And, finally, goodbye Summer 2015. It's time for schedules and homework and sport events... Continue Reading →

Sweet Memories of Childhood

I don't know anyone who says they had a great childhood, except my hubby. This, despite the fact his family moved around a lot as a child and there was lean times when his dad was unemployed. He still claims he had a great childhood. What a little optimist. Childhood is what you spent the... Continue Reading →

For Your Weekend | It’s the Summer Slow Down

It's summer slow down around here. Time for lazy days, popsicles on the patio, crafts days and enjoying the Colorado outdoors. And, so my writing schedule will also slow down just a bit. I pray that you slow down too; kick off your flip-flops, eat ice cream like a kid, enjoy the sunshine and marvel... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Carnivals

A tough lesson for my kids at the street carnival: Carnivals are rigged. No, seriously. There is a reason you only see one person walking around with a giant stuffed panda bear. The games are impossible to win. I could have bought a non-flammable stuffed animal at Target for the price Daddy just paid trying... Continue Reading →

I need to a vacation from my vacation…

...And it was only 4 days! It was a quick trip to Wichita, KS. We loved seeing my lil' sis, her awesome kids, my soon-to-be brother-in-law, and my mom (aaahhhh!). With only 2 full days in Wichita we had to pack a lot in. First up was Tanganyika Wildlife Park. This is a 100% private... Continue Reading →

A week in the life as a SAHM

And you thought I'd be sitting around watching home improvement shows all day. Not even close. (Okay, I watch a few.) I am knee-deep in scrapping the peeling paint on the house trim. I have 2 sides scrapped and primed (except the very high part that I need someone to hold the ladder for). Estimated... Continue Reading →

Embarking on an adventure.

By Memorial weekend I will be embarking on a new adventure. I will be transitioning from a working mom to a stay-at-home mom.  This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, but circumstances in our lives have prevented it in the past. As they say, life changes. I am very blessed... Continue Reading →

eye candy

I haven't posted pictures in awhile. (Drum roll) From my lens: It's a good thing we don't have to live off what I grow because this is the only ripe tomato I have gotten this year!

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