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Category: Family

A Bunker in the Sky

  We took our Thanksgiving break with my wife’s family in Gulf Shores this year, where my in-laws own a condo. It was a large group and two more condos […]

Vacation Truth

    When I go on vacation I always tell myself this will be the time when I get my life together, even if only for a short while. Somehow, […]

The Graduate

  (I wrote this last week prior to my son’s graduation.)     I was sitting on the front steps of my parent’s house. My best friend was there as […]

Winter Love for Bethany

  This is a time in life where we don’t go on a lot of traditional dates.  They are most often spontaneous gatherings on the back porch. These dates usually […]

Will Christmas Find You?

  Where will Christmas find you? You know, that feeling that tells you it is a special time of the year, one of comfort and warmth and a full heart. […]

My Garden

I garden like I parent. I don’t follow the rules or stay within the lines. I don’t read the small print, or boring print. I love and water more than […]

Sweet 16

Happy Birthday to the beautiful brilliant mess that is my daughter!

Mom’s Big Day

Marking a milestone with my mother in Covington, LA, last night… (Can you spot my “not so” mini me?)

One Dollar Seventy Two Cents (Less)

Gas has been so high for so long I almost don’t pay attention anymore. I just pull up to the pump and take my beating. It was different yesterday. I […]

Sunshine and a Nap

Our eldest took advantage of some unseasonably warm weather to get in the hammock, and catch some ZZZZZ’s…

Birthdays and Big Brothers

We celebrated a milestone last night. The twins are teenagers! I think this image is totally appropriate. Here’s to hoping their big brother can keep his arms around them as […]

Daybreak on the farm

The donkeys and chickens get up early. So did we. Beautiful morning. Here’s what it sounded like. You would think visiting a place like this would be a great time […]

On this morning I am thankful for…

On this morning I am thankful for: hot coffee, a hotter fire, quiet kids, a happy wife,  and problems that aren’t really problems at all. On this day of feasting […]