Category Archives: Family

Veterans Day






For my children and grandchildren:               My dad, who was part of a selfless generation of men and women who valiantly paid the price for the precious freedom we have.      

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Morning Visitor






A misty veil greeted my gaze as morning’s light arrived… momentarily muting spring’s radiance while transforming the familiar into an ethereal wonder. Camera tucked safely in my scooter basket, I made my way toward the convenient ramp Tom installed and … Continue reading

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Le Tour de Costco






Trips to Costco have never been high on my son Michael’s list of favorite activities. With his wife recuperating at home following an unexpected c-section, I volunteered to accompany him on his next Costco outing. The opportunity to create new … Continue reading

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“I Spy With My Little Eye…”






        “Don’t tell me what you can’t do. Tell me what you can do!” Words that have been repeated numerous times to my children resonated in my current situation… Sitting with my foot elevated much of the … Continue reading

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Just Rest & Relax…






Nearly sixty years of age, grandma to five rambunctious grandsons and one girly two-year-old, I am officially beginning a new exercise program, albeit not of my choosing. Pausing for a moment; sometimes for many moments… I focus intently on which … Continue reading

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Birthday Love






Twenty-five years ago a cherubic bundle of love made her entrance into my life. Waiting for my sweet daughter, Anna, seemed to take an eternity–but in reality it was only eight years, during which time my heart’s desire for another … Continue reading

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Fresh Focus…






Family health challenges over this past year distracted me from my personal commitment to recount everyday life stories along with favorite family recipes, but with a new year my vision is refreshed… if not renewed. Moments slip into the close … Continue reading

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Evan Alexander






Welcome to the family Little Evan. You are loved by Aunties, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas, Mom, Dad… but most of all Jesus. He loves you with an everlasting love and will never leave you nor forsake you. I pray you grow … Continue reading

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Animals In The Attic…






A few months ago I was sweeping beneath a mirror by the front door, when I perceived something unfamiliar in the “dirt pile” that caught my eye just moments before it flew into the dustpan. Immersed in the familiar rhythm … Continue reading

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“It Was Fun!”






A soft spot resides in my heart for the cool, emerald-green waters of the Clackamas River. Steadily flowing downward toward the ocean it playfully maneuvers around and over the securely anchored rocks. Seeming to pause for a rest, the water … Continue reading

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