My 18th Summer


Last year I wrote a blog about how we only have 18 summers with our children before they head out on their own. This is the year of my 18th summer with my daughter. I am happy. I am proud. I am sad. I am a little bit of every emotion depending on what is…

The Game We Play and What My Family has Gained from It


I have quite a few new followers (thank you, thank you, thank you) and thought it was time to update everyone  about the  dinner game I play with my family and what we have gained from it. Almost four and a half years ago I was tired of cooking. I didn’t want to cook dinner…

Blending In and Letting Go


This what I am doing this morning. My daughter is on her final college tour before she starts to make her decisions. This school is at the bottom of her list of choices right now but we all felt she needed to take the tour and see how it felt for her. So, I let…

Letting Go, Bit by Bit


This was my living room on Monday evening. Normally I would NEVER take a photo like this let alone post it on the internet.  But, this is a significant piece in our life right now. Our goals in raising our children have always been that by the time they left our house they would be…

Our Family Books


I always struggle about what to post on Sundays. We mostly have repeat dishes on the weekends or like this weekend we spend it traveling so we are eating out for all our meals. So, I have decided to make Sunday our family day for awhile. What I mean is sharing about my family and…