Hunting season eve

Well, it's the evening before gun hunting here in Wisconsin.  Hunting is such an important part of my family's life. The men in my immediate family prefer bow hunting over gun hunting by far, but there is something intriguing about this time of year.   Every year, religiously, I make "Papas chili". Years ago when [...]

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Happy birthday Mom! 🎈

Happy birthday Mom! 🎉To the woman who always puts everyone's needs ahead of her own. Some call that enabling. I say there are far worse things. I will justify my enabling to the very end, whether it is right or wrong. The apple doesn't fall far. There's nothing I won't do for my family and [...]

Who am I 

When you lose ...you If someone were to ask you "Who are you?" How would you respond? This question has haunted me for a long, long time, because I do not know-who...I...am. I'm sure when put on the spot I would casually say, "Well, I'm Missy. I'm Mark's wife, Sam & Austins mom, Connors grandma." [...]

Moments time stood still

Have you ever had things happen in your life that took your breath away? That seemed as though time stood still? Here is a list of some of the things throughout my life where time actually seemed to stop...for even just a brief second that seemed like a thousand years. The times where you always [...]

Christmas~Family~Legacies

Absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. There's really something magical about Christmas! (When things are going well that is....my blog from last years Christmas was not as happy!) I just love throwing on some Kenny G and digging Christmas decorations out. Just makes me mellow. I used to love when the kids [...]

Thanksgiving 2015

Happy belated Thansgiving!  It was yet another perfect day for our family! Great food & camaraderie. Our daughter Sam and her husband hosted Thanksgiving  this year at their house. It was a special one as it was our grandson Connors first Thanksgiving.   What a cutie, huh? We had sooo much food! Everything was so good! [...]

2nd annual Papa’s chili & family photo day

Happy fall! 🍂🍁 This past weekend we had our second annual Papa's chili and family photo day. Marks dad had his own chili recipe (which is very different than mine or any I've had). I always thought it was "ok", they made theirs with venison and I'm sure my husband and son would for sure [...]