Happily, I am the mother of Grayson, Cooper, and Delaney. This is my first Mother’s Day blog, and I’ve debated about the subject matter. I love being a mother. And while being a parent never ends, certainly mothering 23, 21, and 17 year olds is very different than mothering 13, 11, and 7 year olds.… Continue reading Mother’s Day: Taking My Own Advice
Oh my goodness, I don’t know where to begin. So many different thoughts are converging! I have the grand opportunity to review new books through a company called Net Galley. I have been introduced to some lovely books through this program. For the last week I’ve been sitting in the sand and sun on the… Continue reading Vacation = More Planning
I met my father-in-law for the first time in 1991. He was 68 years old. His name was Loren. I don’t know that I ever heard anyone call him that. LA, Larry, or Pappa B - those are the names I knew. As some people grow older, they lose their filter and say just about… Continue reading Chicken Craze
Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul. My daughter does have a beautiful soul - plus the pretty face, pretty mind, and pretty heart. There are so many things to express about this complex young lady. I’ve started this… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Delaney!
Food is one of the ways we love each other, and the table is one of the most sacred places we gather. ~ Shauna Niequist Cooper has been on my mind today – a lot. October 23 is a special day for him, but I will save that story for another time. Instead, my post… Continue reading Celebrating Cooper
Last Saturday, I spent the day on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. My son Cooper is a junior there, and Brad and I went down for Family Weekend. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this university, it is a beautiful campus in the middle of an urban setting.… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 10-6-18
Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love. ~ Nate Berkus I often use the phrase “my new best friend” when referencing a kindred spirit; a person with whom I am instantly connected; with whom I share a common bond. Such is the feeling I… Continue reading Creating A Home with Advice from My New BFF