Thankful Thursday: Start each day with a grateful heart.

Happy Thursday! This week's Thankful Thursday is  short and sweet. My laundry room's mess is growing by the minute and I need to go tackle it before it takes over my house. Here are a few things I'm thankful for today: The Waterlogue app: this fun little app makes any of your pictures look like a watercolor painting (see the top left image: this was Jackson and his buddy scooting in the … [Read more...]

First Day of School Pictures: Keeping it Real

My Facebook news feed has been filled with first day of school pictures. Smiling faces, shiny new backpacks & trendy little signs that declare that it's the sign holder's first day of school. Sometimes with the student's name and date on it (both in Jackson's case because I'm an overachiever it's the Virgo in me). I'll admit it, I hopped on the bandwagon. What if my son asked me in 15 years … [Read more...]

These are the Days

There are some moments in life that make time stand still and help you to realize that these are the days. I remember Natalie Merchant's song piping through the barns at the Florida State Fair Grounds while grooming my horse Dewey at a show in 1996. Later that day I rode him around the fairgrounds, just him and me, and enjoyed every single minute. I can still remember the smell of his mane that I … [Read more...]

Happy Easter!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter. The weather was perfect for egg-hunting and the food was aplenty for our family brunch. This year was extra special with the joy Jackson & Sidney got out of finding eggs filled with coins or chocolate. Sidney has had her fill of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the year and Jackson has hoarded enough coins to buy him a "monster truck." Here's a few pictures … [Read more...]