Dad…

The week of August 15-22 is always a tough one for me every year. My Dad died suddenly on August 15 and his 55th birthday would have been the following week on August 22. Tomorrow marks 16 years and it will still hit me every now and then…my Dad is…

Four teens, three adults, one car!

We just got back from our road trip to Coopersville today! I will be the first to admit that I was a bit hesitant and nervous because we weren’t just taking one teen girl…not two…not three…but FOUR teen girls along for the ride! FOUR! I thought for sure they’d get…

Facelifts and crystals

As we enter August (which translates to “autumn is almost here” to me), I always feel the urge for a change. I tend to change something in my life when autumn creeps in such as a change in my house, wardrobe, website, etc. So, I’m in the process of giving…

14 more to go!

As of right now, I realized that I have been in 36 out of the 50 states in the US. I didn’t plan it or strive to hit so many, it just happened. Now, I have a goal to hit all 50 (I know, such a typical bucket list item). But,…

Long lost family

Growing up I had a total of two first cousins on my mom’s side of the family. That’s all I knew! I have always been envious of people with big families; brothers, sisters, and lots of cousins. I’m an only child and my family is very small, so many of…

The domino effect

My friend and I were on the phone the other night and amidst our light-hearted discussions of time travel and such, we touched on the topic of the domino effect. He and I have talked about collaborating and writing a book together; between his brilliant mind and my writing abilities,…