Faith, island life, Parenting

See You Later- What A Wonderful Thought

This past weekend, we traveled back to Canton, TX and celebrated Jonathan as he embarks on his new life. He has chosen to serve and departs for boot camp in less than a week. It was time to say, "See You Later." Watching him interact with his friends and family was such a gift. Knowing… Continue reading See You Later- What A Wonderful Thought

Faith, writing

Strong Women

This last Saturday, my family celebrated my grandmother's 90th birthday. I am 48 and I still have my grandmother. Not only is she still alive, but she is LIVING. She works in her garden, goes to church, mows her yard- she is still living. We share a lot of interests- gardening, reading, and cooking. I… Continue reading Strong Women

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, 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

Faith, Marriage Mondays

The Key to a Long-lasting Marriage

Who was the person or persons that impacted your marriage the most? Mine would be my parents. They embodied commitment. We just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. I am so proud of them! They were committed because they made a promise and you keep a promise- through the good and the bad. There was plenty… Continue reading The Key to a Long-lasting Marriage

Marriage Mondays, writing

My Favorite Love Story- Part One

As you know, I love a love story. I believe that every person does, too. I am often asked what is my favorite book or love story. The answer is easy- our love story. Tony and I met in college. It wasn't love at first sight. As a matter of fact, we crossed paths for… Continue reading My Favorite Love Story- Part One

Family Fun, Parenting

My Three Amigos

These three beauties are my grandchildren. T- Born in December, R-born in the following December and G- born the following September. Yes, it was an intense time for our family. I adore these blessings. We took a morning and had a little photoshoot on the beach. We had so much fun! I bought the outfits… Continue reading My Three Amigos

All Year Round, Faith, Family Fun, Organic Gardening

A Poem About Fall

In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November. Rose G. Kingsley   Fall is the best time of… Continue reading A Poem About Fall

Faith, Family Fun, Homemaking

Simple Beauty- Christmas Decorating on the Farm

I love Christmas time- I have a  desire to bake, cook, clean, decorate, and wrap gifts tied up with lots of ribbon that sparkles that I am just unable to suppress.  I do get some help from the kids, but mostly its just me and I love it.  Tony enjoys my creations, especially those emerging… Continue reading Simple Beauty- Christmas Decorating on the Farm