Thankful Thursday: The Goodness of Life

Today marks one month before my daughter gets married. It also marks the moment when I start to really focus on wedding preparations. The shower is this weekend and then it’s multitasking galore. During the past month, I have been almost complaining (ok, I was complaining) about the busy-ness of my life with two graduations…

A Room Fit for a Princess

Last month, I visited the the beautiful Blairsden Mansion located in the idyllic rolling hills of Peapack-Gladstone in New Jersey. The mansion was featured as the showcase house for the Mansion in May Benefit with more than 40 rooms and outdoor spaces each designed by individual interior and landscape designers. Each room or space was…


Thankful Thursday: We did it!

It has been a really challenging year for my 14 year old. He suffers from migraines and has missed a lot of school. There were days or even several days when he could not even open his eyes and get out of bed; the pain and nausea were so bad. Through the efforts of his…



I am so excited for my friend Shane who is the guest blogger for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week. The theme is Split-Second Story in which we are asked to “tell a story by documenting a moment in time through a single image.” I took this picture of these tree sparrows on a…


Thankful Thursday: A Bright Future

Tonight my fifth daughter (my sixth child) will graduate from high school. She has accomplished so much during her high school career and I am very proud of her. She has a wonderful and bright future to look forward to and I know she is going to shine. Today I am very thankful for my…


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Last weekend, my family and I visited Hacklebarney State Park in Long Valley, NJ. One thing I have been doing more and more is to take pictures in manual mode. I didn’t bring a tripod but managed to steady the camera on the railing of a bridge and take this picture of Trout Brook as…


In Memory

They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation. ~Henry Ward Beecher I am grateful for their ultimate sacrifice.