Sometimes on Saturday mornings, I wake up early.. I let the dogs outside, make myself a cup of coffee, and sit out on the porch in the quiet. Mikel’s still asleep and all you can hear are the birds. I enjoy these moments. It’s what I love most about living in the country. It’s so… Continue reading The Sound of Silence
When I was a teeneager, my mother wrote and illustrated a children’s book titled “The Adventures of Red and Punkin Puss”. It was about a friendly witch with long red hair and her black cat sidekick named Punkin Puss. It was an homage to our relationship. Punkin Puss was a nickname my mom gave me… Continue reading The Adventures of Red and Punkin Puss
Once a year, the women in my family come together for “Girls Weekend Camp Takeover”. It’s a bunch of cousins who just get together to eat, drink, and laugh. I always love Girls Camp, but this year may have been my favorite. Life has been a little chaotic recently and I just needed to recharge… Continue reading Girl Power
My grandmother was born 86 years ago as the 9th child of 14 siblings. She grew up on a farm where everyone was taught hard work and nothing was ever left to waste. Seriously, to this day she still reuses her paper plates. Because of her upbringing, she’s always been thrifty but she also never… Continue reading Legends Never Die
There’s approximately 42 minutes left of my birthday. I don’t want to fall asleep. I want to capture every minute of it. I love birthdays. Everyone’s birthdays! I love to celebrate for my loved ones. But I especially love MY birthday. I celebrate all week, sometimes all month! There’s something magical about a girl’s birthday.… Continue reading The Birthday Wish
The last few months have been pretty brutal on Mikel and I. Life has really just been rough lately. We’ve tried to stay positive and with the help of our family, we are making it through. Here’s what has been going on: On November 10th, we got a phone call about a baby. We were… Continue reading Almost.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked about surrogacy. I’ve even had a couple of friends offer to be a surrogate for us and carry our baby. While we are deeply touched by the gesture, we always decline. I want to be a mother in the worst way, but in the RIGHT… Continue reading Love makes a family.