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“Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir So far, our “out west” National Park vacation has been our biggest, best family memory – confirmed by both of us and all … Continue reading Memory Makers, Part 2. Out West.
It is Christmas morning in the early 1980’s. My older sister Chriss and I are in our long winter nightgowns and bedhead, surrounded by mint-green wrapping paper, halfway through the presents under the tree. Dad’s coffee is steaming in his hands, and Mom walks into the living room with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and a stack … Continue reading Memory Makers, Part 1.
On December 23, 2013, my dad took me to Meijer. We were due to have our fourth baby in about a week. Dad heard me say that we were ready for the baby, but we just needed one more thing – one of those Velcro swaddle blankets. There was a winter storm going strong outside, … Continue reading Weight.
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