Police Officer Birthday Party

This police officer birthday party was a fun way to celebrate a special Birthday Boy while also teaching kids about true super heroes! The Decorations Many party supply stores offer police party decorations, including adorable cardboard police cars that are super easy to assemble. The flashing blue light, purchased at Oriental Trading Company, was aContinue reading “Police Officer Birthday Party”

November, A Time of Reflection

Our family had a couple of serious medical scares recently, one with an older loved one, and another with a younger loved one.  Both were frightening, and answers wouldn’t come quickly. I also learned of the unexpected passing of a couple of dear old friends. With these things weighing on my mind, I spent aContinue reading “November, A Time of Reflection”

Simple Things Matter

Most of us tend to measure life’s journey in milestones – weddings, births, graduations, job promotions, retirements. We invest a great deal of time and planning into celebrating these things, as it should be, for they are, indeed, joyous occasions. There are, however, many ordinary days in between those special occasions. Sometimes, if we aren’t careful,Continue reading “Simple Things Matter”

October, A Harvest of Fun

I’ve always loved this time of year. I love the vivid shades of the leaves turning on the trees, the smell of firewood burning, and the crunch under my feet as the leaves fall to the ground. I must have driven my kids nuts over the years, always reminding them to take time to noticeContinue reading “October, A Harvest of Fun”

September Surprise

September is one of my favorite months of the year. The weather is mild as summer winds down. Everything is lush and green again, and I make a point of taking it in for I know it won’t be long before it all will begin to change. It’s also the month of my wedding anniversary.Continue reading “September Surprise”

The Freedoms of July

Any list of gratitude for the month of July must begin with being grateful to live in a free nation. Not everyone in the world enjoys that freedom, and we must never take it for granted. I’m grateful for our Founding Fathers; those who came before us and risked their lives and the lives ofContinue reading “The Freedoms of July”

June Bugs Under Beautiful Skies

June is such a beautiful time of year in Kentucky. Marshmallow clouds float against a crystal blue sky, swirling and dancing ever so gently. The season is filled with lots of fun outdoor activities, but the long days also provide adequate time to just relax and take in the sensational sights and sounds of summertime.Continue reading “June Bugs Under Beautiful Skies”

Hugs from Strangers

Some of the things I see on social media make me feel so hopeless for our society today. Every time something horrible happens at the hands of a few hateful individuals, the media and the politicians blast us with unending attempts to blame an entire race or group of people for the violent actions ofContinue reading “Hugs from Strangers”

Milestones in May

All of the events and activities of spring are winding down to make room for the fast-approaching relaxing days of summer. It’s a time for celebrating many milestones for my family, and I’m grateful for each and every one of them. Another Kentucky Derby in the Books The state of Kentucky gets many visitors thisContinue reading “Milestones in May”