Even more than my animals, I love the humans I get to travel through life with…family, friends, people I admire from afar, people who have left their earth suits for a better life, even people I’m not so crazy about.

{the evolution of the man cave} According to traditional history books, man’s first dwelling was a cave. Or at least that’s the way I remember it. Of course, I could be confusing “history” with the TV shows of my childhood, Flintsones and Captain Caveman, but somewhere in time,[…]

{valentine’s day} I’ve always LOVED Valentine’s Day! I have the fondest memories of construction paper hearts of pink, red, and white cleverly glued together to form dogs, caterpillars, and birds. Does anyone else remember how cool it was to learn that, by folding a piece of paper in half[…]

“Christmas snuck up on me again!”  How is it that this phrase even exists?  I have heard it announced more times than I can count, having muttered it myself year after year. Christmas is December 25.  Every! Single! Year! But for some mysterious reason, I find myself in[…]

{conversations with an angel} I have had the tremendous blessing of conversing with an angel over the past four days.  There is no denying that the little doll who landed in our lives 6 days ago came straight from Heaven.  Looking into her face is like sneaking a glimpse[…]


{baby} A tiny baby entered the world on Sunday, and she will call me “Minnie.”  It was one of the most sacred moments of my life.  There is nothing that compares to the joy in my heart to be able to share the story of the day my[…]


“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald {october love} There is, quite possibly, no month I love more than October.  It is, after all, the month of my birth!  But there are so many more reasons for my obsession affection.  How[…]

Warning: This post involves some neck stretches in order to view photos. {family} Family time really is the very best time!  Probably from the day I was born, the value of family has been ingrained into my very soul.  My grandma, He, used to always say, “I love having all[…]


Grandmother Names My grandkids will call me “Minnie.”  “Grandmother” is for old ladies, plus it’s way too formal.  (I apologize in advance to any Grandmother out there who I may have offended!  It’s a lovely name, but just not me!) As weird as it may seem (I guess[…]