WHERE IS LOVE?

WHERE IS LOVE?

I entered a 214 word Valentine writing contest, so today I am sharing it with you. The heart is made from my Dad’s flannel shirt!! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! “Papaw, my homework is to find love,” I said, as he zipped my coat. “Where should we look?” He took my hand to...
Dreams

Dreams

Dream means a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal. When I was teaching first grade we would celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday by writing our dreams on clouds. First grade dreams are the best – firefighter, policeman, nurse, doctor, teacher, race...
CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS

No it’s not Christmas yet—or again, but this didn’t get written or posted. So it has been in my head through Christmas tree cutting down, shopping, decorating, wrapping, cookie baking, visits to family and neighbors, AND kids home and “facetimed”. Every day the...
FREEDOM

FREEDOM

NOVEMBER THANKFULLNESS! Veteran’s Day passed with so many wonderful tributes to our Veterans past and present. I want to honor my Dad, a WWII veteran. Because of their sacrifice we are able to celebrate Thanksgiving in our wonderful free country. In the midst of...
VACATION

VACATION

We recently vacationed in the beautiful state of Washington. Water. Big Trees. Mountains. Desert. Rain Forests. Snow. (And the Sound of Music in an outdoor theater in the mountains!!!!) All parts of God’s creation. Among the sights we saw the most northwestern spot on...
I THINK I CAN!

I THINK I CAN!

My girls tease me about closing the rings on my watch. I like checking things off my list…closing rings is one of them! Every month there is an extra challenge – well this last month it was to walk a certain number of miles. When I saw that number I thought wow,...
HAPPY FALL

HAPPY FALL

HAPPY FALL TO YOU ALL …the extent of my rhyming abilities. As we begin a new season we watch God paint tree pictures and sky/cloud pictures. There are new smells-bonfires and burning leaves; new sounds-leaves crunching and birds flying south. Pumpkin patches, corn...
Never Forget

Never Forget

Where were you September 11, 2001? I was standing with my first graders, our principal handed us a paper, the United States has been attacked. Shock. Fear. Protectiveness. Gather the children and pretend everything was OK…but we didn’t know. Life as we knew it changed...
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL….. It is always so fun to see the first day of school pictures. See how much the kids have grown, share the excitement of new classes, new clothes, and sometimes ‘tears’. As most of you know I am a retired teacher and every first day of school was...
So…Sew…Sow

So…Sew…Sow

So…Sew…SOW So…long time no blog. Life has been busy. SEW…Ali’s 4-H project. SOW…most important, sowing seeds of love in our garden. A surprise 40th birthday for Lori. Mandy impromptu visit. Everyday life. Celebrating 46 years. SO…what’s the point you might ask....