New Beginnings and Why We Struggle

New Beginnings Happy 2018! We’ve had a lovely couple of days spending fun quality time with friends and family. It feels like Brian has been home from work with us for a long time, and it’s been heavenly! New beginnings have been on my mind. I have been reading a new chronological Bible that I…

Memorial Day Weekend Staycation

We were craving some adventure when the Memorial Day weekend was approaching. We considered Chattanooga and Dollywood as options, but we waited until the last minute…again, to make plans, so hotels were scarce, expensive or crummy. So, we opted to stay a few nights at the Marriott resort near Stone Mountain. It fulfilled the boys’…

Vacay Sun

We just returned from a week-long vacation visiting our family in Florida. It was a glorious time that breezed by far too quickly. I got a carload of stuff put away and all the laundry washed on the day we returned, while the boys in their joyous frenzy buzzed around playing with every toy in…

Christmas, Christmas, One, Two, Three.

This won’t be a very holly jolly post. I’m playing catch up and I’m bored. And, I have happily put Christmas, with all its tree needles, wrapping paper particles and house cluttering behind me. I adore Christmas, and this year, I was more in the Spirit than I had been for a few years, but…

Legos, Ships, Jungles and Lights, Oh My.

On our vacation, we did a few adventures in Florida. We stopped by Fisherman’s Village in our old stomping grounds in Punta Gorda and toured the Nina and Pinta replicas.   We visited some friends who set up a really fancy Christmas display in their yard – just for the boys!   We stormed Legoland….

Sunny Fun Photos

We spent almost two weeks in Florida for our Christmas vacation. Here are some photos from the trip, when we weren’t doing anything in particular.           We helped a gopher tortoise safely cross the street        

MO Memories, Part 1 of 3 – The MO I Know

Upon consulting my photo album, where I file away a large part of my brain, I find our Missouri trip next in line for the “Last Two Months’ Adventures Series.” I found out a while back that my parents and sister were going to Missouri for my Aunt’s 75th birthday party. I didn’t think tagging…

MO Memories, Part 3 of 3, The MO He Knows

Concluding our Missouri trip, ¬†we drove back through time a bit to Commerce, where Dad’s family lived in his younger years. Benton High School                   A stop by Oakdale Cemetery                     Bea Skinner is mentioned here.    …

MO Memories, Part 2 of 3 – It’s All About the MO Jo

Continuing with the recount of our Missouri trip, we then went to check out the party venue where Aunt Joanne’s 75th birthday party will be. Here we entered the birthday party set-up in progress. This is Penny giving me the “I’m not Jill” face, I think before the door closed. That’s a running joke around…

The Dust Is Settling

Yes, the dust is settling, and we’ve been busy naming the swamp-like creatures that form as it builds up. I have blown past so many great adventures that have happened over the last couple of months: A fifth birthday, a trip to Missouri, a Christmas vacation to Florida, including three Christmas celebrations, a trip to…