Holiday Spectacular

My husband and I returned last evening from a few days in New York City visiting our third son and his girl friend. While there, we enjoyed seeing some of the iconic holiday sights and events. Central Park. With the temperature near 60 on our first day, we took a really long walk through Central Park. 5th Avenue Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens. Model trains move through displays of New York landmarks that are made out of natural materials like wood bark, pine cones, leaves, etc. It was truly amazing. The Russian Tea Room – a … Continue reading Holiday Spectacular

Thanksgiving Family Joy

(and a little sorrow). We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house. It had been nearly two years since everyone was home together. So, this year was extra special because all four boys were able to visit for a few days. Coming from Madison, Brooklyn(NY), Denver and Robbinsdale, they all arrived in time to join us for dinner. After a wonderful dinner, we spent some time playing games and catching up on life. Throughout the weekend, the boys were able to visit friends, do some shopping and some cookie baking. Tim even updated our household WiFi. There were also lots … Continue reading Thanksgiving Family Joy


2 decades ago 20 years ago 240 months ago 1043 weeks ago 7300 days ago 175200 hours ago One day that changed our lives. Sitting in my craft room, watching the broadcasts of the remembrance of the attacks twenty years ago, I am probably doing what many Americans are doing – thinking back on that day. Twenty years ago, September 11th was a Tuesday. Being my day off, I went for a run after our nanny had arrived for the day. Just as I was leaving, I heard a report on the radio station that I was listening to that … Continue reading #NeverForget