Visitors to our backyard play paradise were daily… from neighborhood kids to church friends. We had many a play date in the early years with food, swimming, games and fun. The backyard certainly was the place to BASH… Read More End of the Backyard Bash
Soon, the blooms will fade and the plants will wither up into brown stems. But in August, the beautiful, vibrant colors seem to beg to be noticed before they are whisked away into fading autumn. “This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.” ― Sara Baume… Read More August: The Summer’s Finale
Thanksgiving is a time of gathering, of sharing, and of love. A simple meal and assembly of loved ones is the goal. It is memorable and satisfying.
… Read More Favorite Autumn Things and Memories
With all of the flurry of activity during the busy holidays, I would never be able to do one fraction of the things we do if I had not planned ahead.… Read More Magical Memories
I love the Fourth of July. Our family celebrates it in much the same ways as any other family in the country: A picnic, a dip in the pool, a campfire with roasted (burnt)marshmallows, and finally, fireworks. But we also celebrate the MEANING of the day. … Read More Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
Reflecting on the greatest gift that is ever been given, we light a candle and have a special advent devotional each morning until Christmas Day, starting today. We talked extensively about the Christ child, the one who came to this earth and lived as a poor person after being a KING in heaven.
… Read More Glad Tidings to All
Remembering those who gave all…… Read More Memorial Day
I wanted to take a moment out of my busy Thanksgiving Eve to tell all my readers that I hope each of you has a most enjoyable Thanksgiving Day! … Read More More Blessed than Imaginable: Notes on Thanksgiving Eve
We always dressed our house up in a bit of Green, for this was Dad’s favorite color. His birthday came with Chocolate cake and Green Ice Cream. After I married, I continued my bringing out of Green from the beginning of March through the 17th. … Read More The Cafe on St. Patrick’s Day
Like the purity of a fresh blanket of snow, this color soothes the soul and seems to encourage peace and rest. … Read More The Poetry of White