My name is Shirley Murphy. I am a Christ-follower, a wife, a mom, and a Mimi. I’ve lived most of my life in Kentucky but I’ve also lived in Evansville, Indiana, as well as in Richmond, Virginia. I founded Louisville Parent Magazine in 1992, later named Kentuckiana Family Magazine, and served as its Publisher and Editor until 2007. Being a part of a monthly magazine for all those years allowed me ample opportunity to explore my interests in writing and graphic design. I haven’t written much since selling the publication. Now that I am an official empty-nester, I find that I miss “putting words on paper.” I’m hoping that this blog will scratch that itch. It’s a hodge-podge of words and photographs about life and love, family and friends, and a few of my favorite places. I enjoy exploring small towns and historical places, as well as celebrating the seasons and special occasions with my loved ones. I’m simply reflecting on yesterday, celebrating today, and imagining the possibilities of tomorrow. I hope you find something inspiring, useful, or enjoyable. Please leave a comment on my blog posts so I’ll know you visited!