Faith, island life, writing

Galveston Island- A Place of Inspiration

Twenty nine years ago, I started something and didn't finish it. I hate have something unfinished hanging out there. Because of Tony's encouragement and a word from God, I went back to school. At this time, I am attending college full-time. College Algebra (read with crossed-eyes) and Art (read with a GREAT BIG SMILE!) are… Continue reading Galveston Island- A Place of Inspiration

Family Fun, island life

Ghost Stories in Galveston

I'm not one who believes in ghost stories. I most certainly believe in the supernatural. I'm a particular fan of the Holy Ghost. But since I have moved to the coast, I have seen some creepy things. It's easy to see why ghost stories are so common around these parts. The other night, Tony and… Continue reading Ghost Stories in Galveston

Family Fun, island life, Local Eats, Texas Travels

Where To Eat In Galveston: The Black Pearl

The Black Pearl Oyster Bar sits at the corner of 23rd Street and Market.   It also sits at the corner of delicious and amazing.  With seafood favorites and a Cajun Flair, there is no reason not to hit this place when you are in Galveston. The Black Pearl is located in the historic Strand District… Continue reading Where To Eat In Galveston: The Black Pearl

Family Fun, island life, Travels in the USA

What To See In Galveston- Galveston Railroad Museum

Traveling with children is one of the best experiences.  It can also be one of the most challenging.  Galveston is an incredible destination for families.  One of the attractions that make Galveston awesome is the Galveston Railroad Museum. With 5 acres and over 40 pieces of rolling stock, there is plenty of room for little… Continue reading What To See In Galveston- Galveston Railroad Museum

Faith, island life, Marriage Mondays

What I Wish I Had Known… Two things that would have saved me so much grief.

When I married my husband at the mature age of 19, I had no idea of what I was getting into. Who does? What I also didn't know, at the time, was that the unrealistic expectations of perfection and "normal" that I carried were going to steal so much joy and make adjusting to married… Continue reading What I Wish I Had Known… Two things that would have saved me so much grief.

Faith, Family Fun, island life, writing

A Writer’s Day

Today was a perfect day. I woke up happy. Spent time with God on my balcony. Reflected on a sweet evening with daughter #2. Did my workout. Snuggled with a grandbaby. Worked a couple hours at my paying job (transaction coordinator) Worked several hours and wrote 5000 words at my dream job. (Writer) Marked chores… Continue reading A Writer’s Day

island life, Texas Travels

What To Look At In Galveston

I have the pleasure of living in the East End Historical District in Galveston. This is the original spot where the city grew up first. We even have ruins that a pirate called home. With such an old place comes beautiful and diverse architecture. I walk about 20 miles a week with my husband and… Continue reading What To Look At In Galveston

Family Fun, island life, Texas Travels

Where To Eat In Galveston, Texas

So, I want to tell you about my favorite restaurant in Galveston. But then again, I don’t. I like knowing the local spots and if any more people find out about this gem, then I will have to wait longer. But then again, I live here full time and I can eat when all the… Continue reading Where To Eat In Galveston, Texas

Faith, island life, writing

The Handwritten Word

I love writing. Not jus the act of stringing words together to tell a story, but the actual, physical act of writing. I like watching the ink leave the pen, the ink flowing from one letter to the next, one word added to another until a page is filled. So beautiful! I learned by accident… Continue reading The Handwritten Word