Bird in Trousers.

Every time I go to the Pittsburgh Airport I love seeing the mosiac on the wall. I often think that I would love to learn how to do that. My friend, Judy, was having a fundraiser for her good friends. Raising Money with Mosaics! George and Linda Beck will be traveling in August to Mombin Crochu [...]

Vintage Market Days.

Yesterday my friend, Michelle, Sarah and I went to the Vintage Market Days show at the Monroeville Convention Center. We arrived at about 9:45, doors opened at 10:00. The first thing was saw was a very long line to the entrance. Everyone had the same idea as us. Once we got in the door there [...]

Be kind.

I saw a quote on Facebook that said, “Kindness is not an act, it is a way of life.” I loved that. I believe that if you are kind, everything else will fall into place. When my kids were very small someone asked me what qualities I wanted to see in my children. Without giving [...]


One of my favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein, “There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.” This morning I turned on the television to see how the rescue efforts were going for the soccer team in Thailand. The caption was, [...]

Bereaved Parents Month.

This is Bereaved Parents Month. I saw this statue on Facebook. The caption was, “We may look as if we carry on with our lives as before. We may even have times of joy and happiness. Everything may seem “normal”. But THIS, “Emptiness” is how we all feel…all the time.” Wow. It is a moving [...]

National Father Daughter Take a Walk day.

Today is National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day.  This day was created to promote the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity. John and Sarah are hiking and camping in Laurel Ridge State Park today. How’s that for good timing? Happy Saturday.  

Growing family.

The last week has been so much fun. My heart is thrilled. We had Sadie’s sister, Aubrey, and her baby, Noa, here for a visit. Today they are returning to Houston. I can honestly say I love Aubrey like she is my own daughter. It has been so fun to grow our family. Love and [...]

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad.

It is the 4th of July. In my entire life I have not been able to think of July 4th without thinking about my parents. Mom and dad were married sixty-seven years ago today. Today, my parents are celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary, together in heaven. For us, we have nothing to do. Odd. Every [...]

Great joys.

This continues to be a wonderful time for our family. Sadie’s sister, Aubrey, and her baby, Noa, are still visiting from Houston. As I held Noa last night my emotions caught in my throat. We are so blessed to know her. To have her and her family in our lives. I am so, so happy [...]

Showered with love.

Two dozen of my friends and family came to the house yesterday. All the important women in my and Sarah’s life. We had a baby shower for Aubrey and Noa. We wanted them to meet our tribe. After everyone left and all the pink tissue paper was thrown away, I felt so blessed. So blessed [...]