An 18th Birthday and Graduation


For her 18th birthday and graduation gift from me my daughter gets this old purple book. It doesn’t look like much and most people would think I was crazy. In 2002 I started a journal for my daughter. She was about 18 months old and I decided I needed to write down the little every…

More Experiences Rather than Things


Follow my blog with Bloglovin One of the ways we changed our Christmas this year was that we decided to give experiences rather than things. Each child got at least one set of tickets to an event that they would like in the area. Last night we went to see “The Wizard of Oz” touring company…

Peppermint Bark


Merry Christmas!  Are we supposed to eat real food on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?  I know in our house it is pretty much everything that I don’t make or have in the house the rest of the year suddenly has to be eaten over these two days.  Candy, fat and sugar are the foods…