Originally posted January 2009 on my former blog.  Yesterday was an interesting day. I spent most of the day reflecting on Friday. Friday evening my family went out to eat with some relatives from out of town. My grandmothers brother, his wife and daughter came in from Idaho. It was a short visit but long enough to make me think. It made me think about my grandparents, my parents, myself and my husband and last but not least my children. The thoughts about my grandparents were light-hearted and fond memories about how stubborn they were in the last years of their lives. How similar myRead More →

Childhood Revisited Todays writing prompt seriously has me thinking. Here it is. Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them? When it comes to myself, I think I turned out pretty good. I was a hell of a teenager and dont know how my mom and dad made it through those years. 😉 All the experiences that I have had in my life have made me who I am today; a wife, mother, daughter, author. As for my children, I personally wouldntRead More →

THE PROPOSAL “Let’s go to dinner. How does Chilli’s sound?” Those are the words that were spoken as we got ready to go the night my husband proposed. A night that I knew was coming but didn’t even clue in on what he was trying to do that evening. The night that my life forever changed. I’m telling the backstory on what happened that evening so those who read the blog will know it before my next post (you gotta know how he proposed or you might think I’m nuts). We headed out to eat at Chilli’s (I have a thing for their molten lava cakeRead More →

Being a teachers pet has always been something that kids throw back and forth, trying to make it a bad thing. But is it really? The post challenge for today is… Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?   The teacher who has had the most impact in my life is my mother. Growing up I watched her with her students. The love she had for each one. The time that she put into everything she shared with them. The moneyRead More →