Anxiety · blessings · Budget · friends · Uncategorized


Well, God came through, and our friend came.  He was able to hop onto (David’s words) the roof, and just fix everything.  Apparently, a squirrel decided he liked our shingles so much that he ate through the part of the roof’s ridge line.  We will wait out the repair, and hopefully the rains will prove… Continue reading Leak

friends · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized


Happy National Best Friends Day! “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to — letting a person be what he really is.” — Jim… Continue reading Friends

college · family · friends · Uncategorized · Weekend Trips

Little Things Mean A Lot

David and I made a quick trip to Birmingham on Friday for a sweet friend that is more family than friend.  Shana’s oldest, Jacquelyn, graduated with her Masters yesterday, and we were blessed to be a part of the celebration. Jacquelyn finished her Masters degree in 5 1/2 years.  This was such a honor to… Continue reading Little Things Mean A Lot

friends · Mom · thoughts · Uncategorized

Gifts of Sunshine

Gifts of sunshine. My kindred spirit sent me a pillow with You Are My Sunshine on it yesterday (Mom’s passing anniversary). This little verse from a sweet song was something my Mom always sang to the kids.  Always.  On the phone, in person, while doing laundry, always. I have been more emotional this year than… Continue reading Gifts of Sunshine

Craft · friends · Paper Pumpkin · Uncategorized

Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up

I have blogged before about how much I love Stampin’ Up, but I have to tell you, I love crafting with friends even more. Julie at Craftastic Passion is a dear friend (one of the couples we travel with), and a Stampin’ Up Consultant.  She coordinates craft nights, and helps those of us who are… Continue reading Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up

Dixie Chicks · friends · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized

Seasons and Friendship

Can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? Friendships are hard.  One changes at different times.  Grow together, and grow apart. I love this season of my life.  I like change.  But I also hurt.  I want to be acknowledged. Not to always be the one to… Continue reading Seasons and Friendship

Couple Time · friends · The Tini Martini Bar · Uncategorized

The Tini Martini Bar

So I talked about our trip to St. Augustine yesterday. One of the wonderful highlights of the trip was girl time at The Tini Martini Bar while the boys went to the Fort and Pirate Museum.We all got a different martini.  B got Salted Caramel Tini (Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka, creme de cocoa, Godiva… Continue reading The Tini Martini Bar

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Couple Time

David and I enjoy mini trips with two other couples that we travel with really well.  None of us has to have our way.  We are all very gracious with one another.  I really find that is the key.  If someone doesn’t feel well, we all understand.  If someone really wants to do a side… Continue reading Couple Time