Child like faith 

I am so blessed! We had Connor, our grandson, this entire weekend and he was perfect! I cannot say enough good things about what a sweet special little boy he is. That says a lot about momma and daddy because they are the ones who have molded him to be the great little guy he [...]

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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 [...]

Interview with my 90 year old Gram ❤️

I've had the privilege of spending the last few months with my 90-year-old gram. Her husband, my grandpa passed away suddenly leaving her whole world turned upside down. Many, many changes are happening in her life right now and it made me sit and think about her 90 years of life and how things are [...]

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 [...]