Cornbelly's 2014

My kids look forward to Cornbelly's every year....more

Gardner Village Witch Fest 2014

A couple weeks back, a few of us spent a gorgeous afternoon at Gardner Village....more

Gorgeous "Mugs"

When Suze and I were in Illinois this past summer, I snapped some photos of my two gorgeous girls. My camera and I were not getting along that day....more

Empty Swing

A few nights back, I went to my dad's house for the very last time...ever....more

Bootiful Haunted Halloween House Craft

I stole this craft from a friend's blog....more

Lest I Forget, She Turned Eleven

In the chaos of the last few months, my Suze turned eleven....more

More Than A Nail

In my parent's house, in the living room,...more

Releasing Dad To The Eternities

After Dad's funeral, each grandchild was given a balloon....more

Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching

Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it's breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You'll see the sun come shining through for you Light up your face with gladness Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near That's the time you must keep on trying Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just smile That's the time you must keep on trying Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is worthwhile If you just smile ....more

Death's Sweet Embrace

In my last post, I wrote that the death of a loved one is a polarizing experience....more