Monday, March 19, 2018


Meet Michelle, my writer friend.
To know her is to love her.
She's pretty wonderful.

We've gotten to know one another over the past few years and found we have some things in common. We both love to write, both of us are blessed with very supportive husbands, and we both have survived the valleys of mother issues. (That's all I have to say about that!)

Not long ago, Michelle gifted me with her latest published work.
She is living my dream.
Michelle writes on the inside cover...

".....and to all the other hopeful novelists out there yearning to be published. Keep writing-your day will come." 

She's the best.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Favorite Son In Law

March is a busy birthday month for our family.

All three of my kids have birthdays.

Yep. Three kids. Two boys and one girl.

Meet David. My son in law. He's on the left. The goof on the right is my hubby!
This photo was taken in Panama City. Pretty sure this cinched the deal. If David could handle us on holiday, he can deal with us anywhere!

David is an excellent golfer. Yes, I know. He's mini golfing in this photo!  But, I'm telling you, he can golf with the best of them. Pretty sure he'd give Tiger Woods a run for his money! Family members run scared when they go up against David in a round of golf. Yes. He's that good.

When David joined our family, so did Finley. She's David's niece. Don't you just want to squeeze her little cheeks? She's so stinkin' cute!
A Christmas stocking with his name on it sealed the deal. Means he's officially one of us! 

I love many things about my son in law, but one that is really important to me is how he treats his grandmothers. It's quite obvious how much he loves them. To me, this is a huge character trait. Genuine love for those older than him. It's a joy to watch. Such a special bond.

Of course, I love how he loves my daughter. Unconditionally. He truly completes her. We are the blessed ones to have him as part of our family.

March 13, David turned a year older. So did his sister, Katie! Nope. Not twins. Katie is three years older than he. I'm thinking Katie probably didn't appreciate having to spend her three year old birthday at the hospital because her new baby brother just stole her day! Forever!  I think it's kind of special to share your day with a sibling. Not many get to say that. David is good to his sister. Another thing I love about him!

We love you. Happy birthday dear son.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Air date

Remember my writer friend, Rachel?
The one whose book is being made into a Hallmark movie?
Once Upon a Prince.

Well, we have an air date.
Saturday, April 7.

Check out the preview.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

1/4 of a century

March 9, 1993 my sweet boy arrived.

He's not so little anymore. He's a quarter of a century tomorrow. Half my age.

Oh what a ride its been thus far.

This is one of my favorite photos of the two of us. He had just walked me down the aisle for my  daughter's wedding.

I could go on and on about Mark. He is simply a kind human being. We just love him so much.
The kid knows how to enjoy life. (Sometimes maybe a little too much??!)

Happy Birthday Sweet Boy.
You are certainly one in a million.
I will love you forever. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Nine Years Ago

Once a long while ago, a girl  happened upon a quaint little village in England...
Every corner she turned took her very breath away. Spires pierced the skies, English roses climbed all was so enchanting.

As if it couldn't get any better, a red Mini Cooper with a British flag a top its roof appeared from nowhere.  Giddy doesn't begin to describe that moment. The girl  knew right then that someday she would own one. She didn't know when, but it would happen.

Throughout that trip, the girl subconsciously took photos of Coopers. She hadn't realized just how many until recently.
This one's her favorite! The trip may have come to an end, but she kept the dream alive and one day, the Happily Ever After happened!

That very girl who traveled to that quaint village was me. My dream of nine long years  has just come true.

I am now the very captivated, overjoyed, charmed, enchanted and jubilant owner of a Mini Cooper!

Jubilant. My year of jubilee continues!

It took me awhile to decide which color and other fine details, but it now sits in my garage as I write!

I'm trying to find the right name for her.

Serendipity? Hmmmm...Diana? Not quite sure yet.

She's smiling though, don't you think?
I love my flags! Does this surprise you?! After much contemplation, I decided against the red. Too flashy for me. I like to live under the radar!

I'm still a bit in awe of the whole thing.  Just this morning as I walked into the garage, I was taken back. Still hard to believe I own a Mini Cooper! It's all a bit overwhelming.
And to think it all started as I dreamed a little dream in a quaint little village across the pond nine years ago.

Any dreams you're working on?
They do come true you know.


Thursday, March 1, 2018


Due to the untimely death of our friend, articles and news stories written about death pique my curiosity. 

This one caught my eye. It's about Billy Graham's casket.
No matter your opinions concerning Billy or religion, you have to admit, he was intriguing. US presidents and the Queen of England thought so.

So do I. He was a man filled with integrity. I was privileged to visit his library in Charlotte, NC,  years ago now.
Such a humble human being. He led his life by example. I want to live like that. He has left a legacy that we will likely never see again this side of heaven. He never wavered in his faith. Oh to have known him.

He is with God now. He is at peace.