In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine



Thankful Thursday: Shiny and New

2016 Nissan NV3500 12 Passenger Van

Thankful Thursday: Grandson Time

My husband and I are so grateful for the time we spent with our one year old grandson in Arizona.

Thankful Thursday: Grandma Time

Spending time with my 6 month old grandson. Very few pleasures are better than this. ❤ What are you thankful for? If you would like to share your version of “Thankful Thursday” (photos or text or both) today or in... Continue Reading →

My Ray of Sunshine

During the various storms of my life in the past 30 years, I have been surrounded by rays of sunshine found in my children. They buoy me up during those times when I can't see past the blizzard of difficulties... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Connected

From my mother and her six siblings came an amazing and fun group of individuals. Here is a picture of some of us at our recent family reunion. "What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: It’s a Boy!

I am a first time grandma! My daughter had a baby boy earlier this month. She lives out in Arizona so I am here with her for a few weeks, happily helping her and her husband care for this precious... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Merry Christmas!!

May your Christmas be filled with peace, love, and joy knowing that God loves us so much that He sent His Son to the world to bring light, hope, and saving grace. Celebrating Christ's coming to the world fills my... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: We are Family

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. - Maya AngelouHaving seven brothers and sisters can... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: The Gift of Children

Last weekend, some friends of mine asked me to take pictures of their twin son and daughter's Christening. I warned them that I am better at taking pictures of flowers than people but they laughed and asked me anyway. So... Continue Reading →

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