I’m the Mother of an Adult

I’m the Mother of an Adult

Eighteen Years Old. Does anyone else remember what it was like to turn eighteen years old? I do. There are some days when it feels like yesterday. And days like today, where it feels as though it must have been an eternity ago. Today, my oldest child turned eighteen. How in the world did that [...]

American Made

American Made

Photography. Most Thursdays I bring you photography of Doors from places I've visited. Today is no exception. However, in today's series, the doors are more of a subject of viewing than the subject of my words. Or put more simply, if you're here for only the photographs, feel free to scroll through the photos. It [...]

Christmas Trees and Traditions

Christmas Trees and Traditions

  Christmas Trees and Traditions. I shared with you in this post that this was our first year traveling to a Christmas Tree Farm to choose our tree. Our family tradition has always been to pick out a tree together as a family. Big Mr. heads off to college next year and the other two [...]

Visiting A Christmas Tree Farm

Visiting A Christmas Tree Farm

  Visiting A Christmas Tree Farm. (Or how to choose the perfect Christmas tree). Ok, that second part might be a little far-fetched. Is there such a thing as a "perfect" tree? And isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder? Florida Gal. I was born, raised, married, entered motherhood, and lived for 36 years [...]

Love And Death

Love And Death

  Love Story. Everybody loves a good love story. Right?! Well, my parent's love story got its official start (according to the court) on this day 41 years ago. I always had my mom tell me their love story when I was younger. I thought it so romantic. I was the type of girl who [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 34

Friday Faves – Edition 34

  Friday. Who else is excited that it's Friday?! I should be packing because Miss Sunshine and I are heading to Richmond for a soccer tournament....but I have a tendency to wait until the last minute when it comes to packing. Remember how in last Friday's post, I mentioned that I had a day of [...]

Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma Update

  Hurricanes. Hurricane Irma is still on the march. But she has passed by Naples. And she has left her ugly mark. I know that some of you may stop by my blog today to see how my family fared. My heart has been moved by the words of concern I have received... here, on [...]

This Merry-Go-Round Called Life

This Merry-Go-Round Called Life

Any of you who have been following me for a while know that I do a lot of pondering on the meaning of my life and the meaning of life in general. Recently, I have been feeling like this existence is just a merry-go-round.... get up, make the donuts... you know how it goes (if [...]

Don’t wait until it’s too late

Don’t wait until it’s too late

  Don't Wait.   The trouble is, you think you have time. -Jack Kornfield I have never professed to be a good housekeeper. Indeed I am far from it. But I am trying. Part of that is working on the process of decluttering. I could talk all day about that process. And I may... but [...]