2020 has been different to say the very least with Covid 19 that has plagued the world. A couple of viruses of a different kind infiltrated our family in human form. Before Christmas last year, a not so nice person left our lives - or so we thought - then they came slithering back in... Continue Reading →
Fried Ice Cream
A couple of years ago for Family Dinner, I made Fried Ice Cream for dessert and it amazed the kids that I placed ice cream in hot oil and it didn't melt. I love surprising them with new and exciting treats. Each family member gets to choose what we have for Family Dinner usually by... Continue Reading →
We made it…..
It just dawned on me this morning after I replied to a text that I received from my Mom's neighbor thanking me for the cake I sent home to her last weekend that the Family Dinner we held at our home in March of this year completed our year of firsts without setting a place... Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday Little Bother – I mean BROTHER
My little brother turned 42 this weekend. Yesterday, we celebrated. When we built this home, I envisioned gatherings around the kitchen island and for the last 4 years, we have. My Dad always said ~ should've been bigger. We still laugh as he was always right. The kitchen is the heart of the home. We... Continue Reading →
One Less Place Setting
A month ago... as I sit here and hit backspace several times... not wanting to type the words... let alone admit the words.... we have one less at our table for family dinners. My hero, my first love, the one I hold all others up to, my everything, my Daddy went home. And because I... Continue Reading →
The most important thing to us is family. We love hard. Fight hard. Defend hard. We all live in the same small town and we speak daily either by text, phone calls or FaceTime. Not all of us actually "speak" to every single one of us daily, however, we know we are thought of and... Continue Reading →
Bucket of Beer
We have dinner once a week with my parents at the Elks Lodge for wings and beer. Simple pleasures.