Fallen Beauty

Green leaves change to red, orange, and gold. A lush tree of summer becomes a multi-faceted flame of fall. The beauty attracts admirers. Scenic drives through the mountains engulf us in the breathtaking beauty of fall. In time the leaves fall to the ground. When the fallen leaves blanket our yard, what do we see?…

Different is Good

Heat rose in shimmering waves off the pavement. Tendrils of perspiration dripped down foreheads and backs. Hunter stepped up to the line. He filled his lungs with air and pitched forward, spitting the watermelon seed with all his might. With great expectation, Hunter searched for his seed’s final destination. Unfortunately, the watermelon seed only flew…

Offer an Oreo

Today is National Eat an Oreo Day. I admit I had no idea. We are big fans of Oreos in this family. When we’re feeling a bit adventurous, we try seasonal Oreos. We are always disappointed, though. The original Oreo trumps all other Oreos (except Double Stuff Oreos … maybe). Oreos provide a great memory…

Delusions

I came down with a sore throat over a month ago. Congestion was followed by an incessant cough–a cough that would not allow me to speak more than 2 words of a sentence before the pressure in my chest would cause me to cough. It has been super annoying and draining. By late afternoon each…

Unlimited Room

When I was six years old, I wanted to be Dorothy Hamill. Dorothy Hamill skated so beautifully over the crystalline surface of the ice. I coveted her life so much that I even asked for a Dorothy Hamill haircut (which looked more like a boys’ bowl cut on me). I skated for hours a day,…

Wands vs. Rollercoasters

Every now and then, I forget how different my boys are from each other. While we visited Universal Studios in Orlando, I was reminded. Both of my sons loved seeing the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. They both love the books and movies so much that they couldn’t wait to see…

I Need All of You!

My 9-year-old loves to play Disney Infinity on the WiiU. The game lets you play as Disney characters in different “worlds.” It’s funny because he talks constantly during the game if anyone is in the room. I walked in the sunroom to print something while he was playing. He was playing as Hulk — running…