Merry Christmas ~ Old School Style

Before I begin, try to imagine this scrawled on college ruled paper and folded just so... Hello again ~ I knew going into this Christmas greeting that Matti would not agree with my photo choice. She does not fancy the fervent animation beaming on her face, but I adore it. In fact, I love everything [...]

The Burdens We Bare

"No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else." ~ Charles Dickens ~ A few years ago my husband and I started taking backpacking trips to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  What is marriage if not an adventure? And so we began to remember the mark of ours by [...]

Stayin’ Alive

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry~ I was working in the garage the other day and passed by this... Our wall of fame. And I couldn't help but smile. My guy has been running races for a [...]

An Ode to Summer

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if newly created in all the freshness of childhood. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When I was a young summer always took its sweet time coming and then faithfully paid us back in full, by taking its sweet time holding us in its grasps.  [...]

A-Z Archive: N is for Ninjas

This is the picture I send out at Christmas. The lengthy note that follows, went with it.  I know spring is bursting forth and it seems a bit out of place but I needed an "N" picture and just yesterday it rained like crazy AND I was sick AND the hubs was out of town and I found myself in [...]

A-Z Archive : M is for Marraige

Woke up in bed with a gorgeous woman, who I'm going to have lunch and the rest of my life with.  ~Jason Barmer Yesterday my little sister-in-law transformed before our eyes. We woke up early and watched God grace us with blue skies and a few warm rays just for effect.  And then we set [...]

A-Z Archive : L if for Laughter

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.  ~Jean Houston Two of my favorite ladies taken captive by laughter ~ my mama and hers. I am certain the universe throw open its arms  in a variegated display of possibilities every time amusements tickle these giant hearts ~ replenishing their souls and contaminating anyone [...]

Screen Peeking ~ Guilty As Charged

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.--Albert Einstein They say that what you don't know can't hurt you. But, just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's harmless. There are beasts sneaking around in the shadows of our hearts, whose main goals are to go unnoticed, [...]

A-Z Archive : K is for Kalinski

Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  ~Simone Signoret My sister-in-law has been a Hohn for twenty-five years.  But, in nineteen days she will slip on a pretty white dress and tie the first knot in a series of whirls that will change her [...]