Quote Your Dad

I found a lone piece of Dove dark chocolate in the pantry today so decided I’d better eat it. I love Dove chocolates for two reasons – they simply taste good and there’s a saying on the inside of each foil wrapper. The sayings are generally...

Talking to Dad

Mom and I were invited to a bridal shower today (my cousin’s daughter is getting married). It isn’t easy for Dad, who has some dementia (most likely Alzheimers) to stay at home on his own, so Mom brought Dad on over to my house to hang out with Owen and...

N is for North

North is a direction on the compass, of course, but here in Minnesota it means something else, too. North means Up North, as in “we’re going up North this weekend.” Oftentimes “going up north” means the same thing as going to “the...

K is for Kids

Kids. My husband, Owen, and I have two kids (that’s two children not two young goats/aka kids). Rose is nearly 16 and Ryan turned 13 just today. I now have two teenagers in the house! I know I am biased, but I think both of my kids are pretty cool. I genuinely...

H is for Hugs

I’m a hugger. I love to give hugs and to get hugs. Interestingly, I didn’t grow up in a huggy sort of family. Maybe I like hugs because I didn’t grow up in a huggy family and I’ve been craving hugs because of it. Hard to say. I’ve made a...