Me and Grandpa. Have you ever been with someone when they breathed their last earthly breath? I have, only twice. In September I had the privilege of standing by my Grandpa's bed as he stepped out of his earthly shell, and into eternity with his Savior.He lived until his dying day at 91 in the … Continue reading Legacy
"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6 I've been experimenting with a new gym lately where I signed up for 30 days free after their grand opening. Now, let me set the stage. I was never … Continue reading 3-2-1 Work!
I discovered a sweet blog this year. Coffee + Crumbs is full of stories by moms, for moms. From the daily grind to the unthinkable, as parents, and as mothers in particular, we are taking part in this massive, universal, shared human experience. Coffee + Crumbs published a little essay I wrote. I hope it touches … Continue reading Guest Blogger
I recently had the opportunity to work with RIC's own Richmond Family Magazine. If you haven't picked up this gem, it is chock-full of good stuff for families looking to be inspired, enlightened, informed, or entertained. Whether you're looking to find out what's new in town, something fun to do this weekend, the best camp … Continue reading So This Was Fun
Biscuits are delicious. No one can deny this fact. Buttery, flaky, satisfying with just the right amount of saltiness. If I had my way, I would eat them every. single. day. In fact, I would eat several of them each day. Alas, my thighs and my digestive system do not permit this indulgence, so I … Continue reading Biscuits Without Consequences
Online - The world is my oyster. I have boards full of all my dreams come true - houses, wardrobes, gardens. I can virtually live my dreams in every area of life. I have a dream board - The Family Estate. In my dream life, I have chickens and goats and porch swings and barns. … Continue reading “Garden”
RIC, the River City, or should I say Rivah? The Capital of the South, Good ole RVA. We are a city identified by our river, and therefore our bridges, our history, our cobblestone streets, our monuments, our Hills, Ends, and Sides, our humidity, our one-way streets, and most recently, our restaurants - Hooray! Nobody ever … Continue reading Love Where You Live
My boys are big. Moms of boys know that day is coming, where they pass you and can essentially become your protector instead of the other way around - the way it's always been. And something about that feels so special, like a huge reward for not duct-taping them to their beds just to keep … Continue reading Will I Ever Get Used to This?
There it was on the shelf, practically aglow, so smooth and beautiful I had to pick it up. The cover was a relaxing natural with perfectly spaced gold dots all over. I am a sucker for anything gold. And there, printed in gold (of course) lettering, was the word "NOTEBOOK." I flipped it over to reveal … Continue reading $7.99 Changed My Life
Because you can never have too many. If you're not from the South, you may need an interpreter to fill you in - "snaps" are green beans. "String beans" are also green beans, in case it ever comes up. I am continuing to filter through MeMaw's belongings and brought home just one of her recipe … Continue reading Canned Snaps