Category Archives: Family

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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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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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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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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Valentine’s Day

February 14th is always a day to think about love. I am truly blessed in that area. I love so many people, I even have things I love, places I love, and ideas I love. I have friends that are … Continue reading

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Talking to Santa

In our area of Oklahoma we have had an early ice/snow/arctic cold front.  I didn’t sign up for this, this is not supposed to happen, especially not this early, it is not even real winter yet.  I get cabin fever pretty quickly and … Continue reading

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