The Love of a Father

The Love of a Father

The Love of a Father. A Father's Love is a thing to be treasured. In honor of my father's 60th birthday, I share my thoughts with all of you as well. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me. -Jim Valvano Time seems to pass so quickly. [...]

Time Travel Tuesday- Tales From Christmas Past

Time Travel Tuesday- Tales From Christmas Past

The Christmas Caper of 1983. Christmas. 1983. As we quickly approach Christmas, I thought we could travel back this week to the days approaching Christmas of 1983. I had turned 6 years old a few months earlier.  I had sent my letter off to Santa. Now the patient waiting began. The countdown of days. My [...]

Time Travel Tuesday -40 years 

Time Travel Tuesday -40 years 

  Love Story. A little ditty about Jack and Diane Two American kids growing up in the Heartland... Oh, wait...Wrong story. But this is still a love story about two teenagers. Only they were growing up in coastal, fishing town. 40 Years. Today my parents celebrate 40 years since they stood before a judge and [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Time Travel Tuesday

Time Travel Tuesday

My DNA Testing Experience. Some of you have asked more about the historical quest I'm taking with my DNA testing and genealogy research.  If your wondering what in the world I'm talking about, you can check out this post, where I got back my DNA results. Ancestry.com I took my DNA test through Ancestry.com (disclosure: this [...]

Signs of Summertime

Summertime is basically upon us.  My boys are finished with school, having high enough grades and low enough absences to be exempt from finals.  My daughter is on the countdown with half days to finish out the middle school year (exemptions are only for high school credit classes). We are starting to make our summer [...]