• family,  Love of Country,  Thoughts

    My Memorial Day Musings

    Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays. As a child it was just a holiday to kick off the beginning of summer. But as I have gotten older the real meaning of Memorial Day has really settled in my heart. I like to think I have always had a patriotic heart, if you will. But while I knew it was about the fallen soldiers, I failed to connect the dots to real people. But it was through the help of my grandfather that it became more than just a day – it became about people. In grade school I learned the poem, In Flanders Field by John McCrae. Then,…

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    family,  Kids

    One on One

    In our house we have been blessed with two little kiddo’s. They are just about 2 years apart almost to the day. Needless to say life was pretty busy in those first days of being a mom of two. Through our moving and house hunting. It made for a hectic time. But at the same time the memories we made that first summer we were a family of four are ones I would not trade for anything. Fast forward a few years and now my little ones are age 4 and 6. Something that I have always read about is, making sure to take time to have one on one…