I have finally turned off the television for a while. For some reason, I have practically been glued to the news stories coming out of Newtown, CT. While it is hard to watch and hear the horror that those precious children and that brave school staff experienced, somehow I just feel the need to know … Continue reading God Bless Newtown, CT
It was December of 2004 - Elle was 3 and Annie was 19 months old - when Father Christmas came to our house. It just so happened that Father Christmas showed up at Barry's office on the afternoon of our Christmas Limo Lights Tour with our friends, the Stricklins and the Lowerys. He wanted to know what … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Treasured Christmas Memories
"Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, it's the best time of the year!" It's that wonderful time of year when we are all going to parties often being asked to take a treat. With everything this season brings, time is important, so I usually make "bars" instead of cookies because it takes less time. Here are … Continue reading Simple Cookie Bars
Four years ago, University of Alabama Baseball Coach Mitch Gaspard and his baseball team starting bringing their Christmas spirit to Sprayberry Education Center! In lieu of their own Christmas party, they decided to share with the students at Sprayberry! Coach Gaspard and his entire team and staff hosted a fun, Christmas spirit filled hour for … Continue reading A Home Run for Sprayberry!
This week, 9 years ago, I received the news that no one ever wants to hear, "you have cancer". How well I remember those words. I also remember looking straight at Dr. Hinton and saying "you don't understand, I have a 2 year old and a 7 month old with a trach" as if he … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Amazing Grace
This jeweled Christmas Tree just might be my new favorite Christmas decoration. First, it is something that I have been working on for a while and it is full of precious memories! I don't remember exactly what inspired me to create this tree but I know that it will be treasured for many years to … Continue reading Bejeweled Christmas Tree
Back in March, I introduced you to a very special person, my cousin, Wendell. A few people asked if he was my brother. I'm an only child but, if I would claim him any day. This past Friday, we experienced the joy of celebrating his 40th birthday with him at the facility where he lives. Surprise! … Continue reading "I Love Wendell" Party