Author Archives: Judy

About Judy

I have been married to my bestfriend for 38 years. I am blessed to be surrounded by my family: two daughters and a son. I have five grandchildren who light up my life.

Girls Day Black Friday 2020

My daughters, granddaughters and I have a Black Friday tradition. We normally have a special lunch at a new restaurant we have never tried. Then we do some fun shopping. We don’t participate in the early, crazy sales but always … Continue reading

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Wedding in the Sand

Many months ago Mike and I received a wedding invitation for a destination wedding in the Bahamas. The trip would include a short cruise and a chance to spend time with many of Mike’s family. Mike and I have been … Continue reading

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Red Cake Day

I have learned Red Velvet Cake is a tradition in many families.  My mother was an exceptional home cook and her red cake was something I looked forward to, it was always  my birthday cake.  I loved its moist layers and incredible icing.  She … Continue reading

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Summer Retreat with the Grands

On a hot August morning Mike and I loaded our four youngest grandchildren for a brief getaway, we were missing our oldest grandson, Tyler, but he is a working man.  Our plans were to go “camping”, not the cot in a tent kind of … Continue reading

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Blue Hawaii, Kauai and Maui

  On May 30, 2016, Memorial Day, Mike and I began our first vacation in Hawaii.  This was a trip I had wished for my entire life.  I grew up watching Elvis movies, Blue Hawaii being my favorite.  I love … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Waves

When you live in a land locked state and you love the water  you have to find your beach somewhere.  Since our grand children may have been fish in another life Mike had the idea to take a relatively short … Continue reading

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Kinsey at Rose Hill, a Step Back in Time

My granddaughter Kinsey, 8 years of age, recently asked me to join her on a school field trip.  It was to Rose Hill School, located in the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry, Oklahoma.  In all honesty I wasn’t looking forward … Continue reading

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Fun Family Photography

We recently scheduled a photo session with Daphne’s Photography LLC.   Less than a year ago I saw this picture on Facebook    and fell in love with it.   I knew there was an artist’s eye behind the camera that snapped this.  I also knew … Continue reading

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 Cruising North to Alaska

As I was shivering in a very large metal flying machine I couldn’t help but contemplate what makes us wander from home.  I love home and all its familiarities, its comforts and its mundane routines.  But I suppose I must … Continue reading

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Gabriel Days

Mike and I kept our youngest grandson, Gabriel, for the final three weeks of school.   It was enjoyable and sometimes challenging.  He recently turned four and is a busy little man.  Mike, or I should say Grandad, had him for the … Continue reading

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