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The Eagle’s Nest

The Eagle’s Nest

This summer I went to the Columbus Zoo with Hubs and Noah. Continue reading



Starting a New Tradition

My sister, Valerie Elkins, is the author of the blog, FamilyCherished.com, a blog that shares her love of family history and story telling. She is my guest blogger today. Take it away, Valerie! Continue reading



Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

It's 5:30 p.m. on a Friday night. I'm sitting in my truck in the high school parking lot, watching the Pride of the Valley, the Clear Fork High School Marching Band practice for its performance for tonight's football game. Continue reading



Three Things I’ve Learned as a Mother

Three Things I’ve Learned as a Mother

This is my 23rd Mother's Day. I'm not one of those girls who always wanted to be a mother. Most of my childhood was spent helping to raise my younger siblings. I had things I wanted to do, places I wanted to see, things I expected to accomplish before I eventually became a mother. In my young mind, Continue reading



Free Family Fun in Ohio

Free Family Fun in Ohio

I had all my boys together this weekend. We were looking for something to do, so we headed out into the country-side. It was a beautiful day and Hubs had seen this area and wanted to explore it more. We headed out to a state nature preserve called Fowler Woods in the north end of our county.We got a Continue reading



Halloweens Past

Halloweens Past

Halloween around these parts is always an adventure. Hubs and I usually go all out.  Continue reading



Buddy

Buddy

Perhaps you've experienced this sensation yourself. You're going along through your life, everything is fine, and then some event happens that jolts you and makes you realize that life is now going to be different from this point forward. (Cue Talking Heads, "This is not my beautiful life!")A couple Continue reading