Niagara Dam – Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Niagara Dam – Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway. About a month ago, my husband and I thought we'd drive around Roanoke Mountain Loop Road off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I brought along my camera hoping to catch some views of the Roanoke Valley. Unfortunately, the recent storms had dropped a tree across the road, closing its access. Niagara Dam. [...]

Time Travel Tuesday – A little Witchy

Time Travel Tuesday – A little Witchy

A Little Witchy. As I delve into my past this week, I thought it only fitting that since we are approaching that "haunting" time of year, I bring up a very strange moment in American history. The Salem Witch Trials. I'm sure most people are at least vaguely familiar with this dark moment in time. [...]

Love letter to my daughter

Love letter to my daughter

1,000 wishes I've wished for you. 1,000 more will I wish. In my youth, I dreamed of someday having a daughter. As your dad and I fell in love, I sat on his back porch telling him of my dreams. He told me that he hoped that my daughter was his daughter too. A story [...]

Time Travel Tuesday-On the cusp of 13

Time Travel Tuesday-On the cusp of 13

On the Cusp of 13. Big hair, sunshine, and bubblegum pink lips! Today, I travel back to being 13.   Why?   Because this Friday, my youngest baby...my only girl, will turn 13.   I will officially become the mother of all teenagers. It feels like it is coming too fast.   I'm sure it [...]

Time Travel Tuesday- Child of the 80’s​

Time Travel Tuesday- Child of the 80’s​

Child of the '80s. I love music.   Love, love, love, music.   My kids will tell you otherwise, but that's because I can't stand it playing from a phone speaker first thing in the morning.   Ok, truth be told, I can't stand much of anything in the morning. We have satellite radio in [...]

Thursday Doors- Hurricanes

Thursday Doors- Hurricanes

Hurricanes. Today my thoughts are with all of my family and friends in Florida. Hurricane Matthew is barreling their way.   As of right now, it is a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds.   It is expected to strengthen some before it reaches Florida.   When I look at forecasted lines I see [...]

Time Travel Tuesday – Blowin’ in the wind

Time Travel Tuesday – Blowin’ in the wind

Blowing' in the Wind. Part of having a family history includes moments when those you spent time with are no longer here.   Dates, places, sights, and smells.... all of these and so much more can trigger a memory that transports you back in time. Today, October 4th, would have been my Grandma Reva's 87th [...]