27 February 2019

Here's The Story...

If you started singing the rest of the theme song from one of my very favorite television shows ever, The Brady Bunch, then you are one of my people. I watched it as a young child with my sisters. Then we watched it after school when we were teens. I watched it with Marian and our friends every night before dinner in college, and now I watch it with my children. 

25 February 2019

Random Photos On Monday Morning

Good Monday morning to you! I hope your weekend was everything you wanted it to be. We had a quiet and uneventful one here, except for a few hours Sunday evening when the high winds caused a power outage in our area. And just as Danielle and I were going to watch the Oscars together too. Instead, Steve, Peyton, Flynn, Rhett and I spent the evening Little House on the Prarie style, huddled in the living room surrounded by (battery operated) candles. Our power returned, but not in time to watch Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga sing possibly the most beautiful song ever recorded live. If you haven't seen it yet, you can find it over on YouTube.

22 February 2019

Friday Phone Pictures From The Wedding

One of these days I am going to post things not related to the wedding. Today is not that day. While we wait for the professional photos, I found a few fun pictures on my phone to share.


All ready to head to Pittsburgh and begin the wedding weekend Friday morning!

20 February 2019

On Planning A Wedding

Years ago when I was in college, my favorite professor and nun stated that to write well one should write about what one knows. Right now I know about planning a wedding. And I must say, contrary to popular belief, I found it to be fun and undaunting. Here, while they are fresh in my memory, are a few thoughts I have about planning a wedding.

18 February 2019

Madison And Nicolas Are Married!

The wedding day was perfect! My Madison was the most beautiful bride. And her Nicolas was the happiest groom. The day was sunny, the mass was beautiful, the reception was fun, the food was delicious, and the venue was amazing. Most importantly, Madison and Nicolas were surrounded by their closest family and friends, and so much love you could feel it.

06 February 2019

The Wedding Day is Almost Here!

Almost four years ago, a young man from Denmark flew across the ocean to meet a young girl from Pennsylvania. The ocean separated them, yet God used the Internet to bring them together.

Their story began the day they first met,

 A new chapter began the day they became engaged and yet another will begin
Saturday, as they celebrate the sacrament of marriage with the family and friends that love them so. Thank you for your kind words of love for these two amazing young people, and please send a prayer for them as they begin their life together.

I will be absent here for the next week, as we prepare for and celebrate the wedding of our firstborn child Madison Marie to her wonderful husband to be, Nicolas.  Have a blessed and cozy week, my friends!












04 February 2019

Because The Elves Were Sick

Sometimes Santa isn't able to bring that very special gift on Christmas Eve. Sometimes the elves have a very bad cold, and can't finish painting the faces of the dolls in time to load them onto the sleigh. When that happens, they are sure to deliver that very special gift as soon as it is finished. And that makes a very special little girl very happy.



Have a wonderful week, my friends.
Thanks for visiting!



01 February 2019

Well Hello There February!