Family Travel…Georgetown, Texas

A few weeks ago, before the flood, before schools went back to class, before we saw Seven return to Virginia, Rusty and I took our little man for a quick weekend trip to Georgetown, Texas.  Being a still new Texan, I am always excited to get out and see new-to-me Lone Star towns, and after […]

What’s Important…Surviving Hurricane Harvey

Did you ever play that game in your head? The “What If My House Caught On Fire Game”? You know the one. When you’re trying to fall asleep at night, and your mind goes to those places. Where, God forbid, disaster struck. You have a minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes. What would you try to […]

Summer Learning with Brain Chase

It’s not very often I get terribly excited about school.  Nor do I really think about your child getting excited about school, especially in the summer, when life is supposed to be lemonade and pool parties. But this year, I am.  And so is Seven. I stumbled on to a genius site called Brain Chase. […]

A Weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma

I’ll be the first one to agree with you here. Oklahoma?  Have you ever heard of anyone taking a vacation in Oklahoma? I hadn’t. But here I was, traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a long weekend fam trip with my new husband and Seven, my son.  My second time ever in the state, only preceded […]

So I Made My Own Wedding Cake

Did you know?  I just got married.  That handsome fellow I told you about?  Mister Texas? Rust?  Yeah…I married him a few days ago, in the hotel where we met.  It was a perfect day, with close family and friends, great food, lots of smiles.  I count my blessings that I found him, and that […]

Heart Beat

Two days ago, my Rust wrote a blog post about me. If you know me on Facebook, you may have seen it.  I shared it.  It wasn’t to boast.  Not like you may think.  I shared it because the words that man wrote about me, as romantic and easy as they seemed to be, I […]

The Perfect Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffin…and How a Muffin Can Lead to Forever

I shouldn’t have met Rust. Oh, don’t get me wrong…it’s the best thing I could have hoped for. I’m beyond lucky, I’m happy, and for the first time in a long time, the future seems so promising. Getting up in the morning beats going to sleep every single night. That’s quite a change for me. […]

Song Lyrics and Homesickness

“It’s better to feel pain, than nothing at all.  The opposite of love’s indifference.” – The Lumineers This line from The Lumineers stuck with me from the moment I heard it.  It is the most true line I know.  Love and hate are not opposites.  Hate, like love,  is derived from passion.  It requires a […]

Meeting Me Again

It’s been a while since I have known what to write. It’s not that I don’t have things to say. It’s that my life has gotten so big, so full and so rich, that quite honestly, I don’t know where to start. I am a food blogger. I miss being the blogger I was 8 […]